Europa League

Neymar fit to play first match of season

(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Barcelona says Neymar has been cleared to play his first match of the season after having recovered from the mumps.

The European champions say Neymar "is fit to to play" after practicing for a week with the team.

The Brazil striker missed the UEFA Super Cup, both legs of the Spanish Super Cup and Barcelona's league opener, a 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbao.

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