Barcelona’s Brazilian star Neymar damaged his R2cr Ferrari Spider in a road accident hours before taking the field in the away match against Real Sociedad on Sunday night.
The 24-year-old striker hit trouble driving to the Barcelona training grounds in rain before the team took the flight to the northern city of San Sebastian for the match, which they drew 1-1.
Catalan television TV3 showed a images of a dent on the left front of the sports car, which was parked on the side of a road.
Neymar crashed his Ferrari en route to training after he heard Barca haven't won away to Sociedad in 9yrs in all competitions. pic.twitter.com/tpw3w4btbX— M.A.J (@UItraSuristic) November 27, 2016
“He had a car accident but was not injured and was able to continue his trip,” a club source told AFP. The Brazil forward bought the Ferrari last year.
Neymar can be seen in images published on the club’s official web page with other players at the airport. He appeared relaxed, listening to music on earphones as he boarded the flight.
Last week Spanish prosecutors asked for a two-year jail term and a 10 million euro ($10.6 million) fine on charges of irregularities during his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to Barcelona.