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    January 10, 2019 5:45 PM PST

    BARCELONA, Spain -- Fresh off scoring a hat trick, Turkey midfielder Arda Turan is hoping for another chance to prove he can play alongside Barcelonas best. Nike Air Trainer Huarache Sale .With Neymar suspended for Saturdays Spanish league match at Osasuna, Turan is likely to take his spot next to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the defending champions vaunted attack.Turan filled in superbly for Neymar on Tuesday when he scored his first hat trick for Barcelona to lead the team to a 4-0 victory over Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League.The treble took Turans scoring total for the season to eight goals, making him Barcelonas third-leading scorer behind Messi (20) and Suarez (12).Even though nobody doubts Neymar is the more talented of the two, the Brazil striker has managed only six goals despite playing 400 minutes more than Turan this season.Neymars suspensions from both the `Gladbach and Osasuna matches were for accumulation of bookings in both competitions.Arda is scoring lots of goals. When he plays on the wing he has many skills he can draw on, Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. He can also play in midfield. I am happy for him.Turan, however, has proven to be a tough piece for Luis Enrique to fit into Barcelonas talent-laden puzzle.As his coach said, Turan has impressed on the left side of the attack. But that spot has Neymars name stamped on it, and Turan has struggled when asked to play further back.While Turan flourishes when given space and the freedom to break down defenses, he looks uncomfortable in Barcelonas demanding precision passing approach.His unease with the defensive tasks that playing in midfield entails was clear in last weekends match against Real Madrid when Turan went on as a late substitute to help protect a one-goal lead.Instead, Turans foul on Marcelo conceded a dangerous free kick that Luka Modric didnt waste, placing a cross for Sergio Ramos to head in a 90th-minute equalizer and snatch a 1-1 draw that kept Madrid six points clear at the top of the Spanish table.Turan took a lot of heat for that foul in the Barcelona sports media, meaning his three goals against `Gladbach couldnt have come at a better time.We havent played well recently and havent gotten good results, Turan said. We tried to get the best possible result and play at our best (against `Gladbach).Now 29, Turan developed into one of the leagues top attacking midfielders through four seasons with Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid, helping the once second-rate team become one of Europes best with league, Copa del Rey and Europa League titles.But when Barcelona called in 2015, Turan changed clubs despite knowing that he couldnt play until 2016 because of Barcelonas FIFA-imposed one-year ban on new players for breaking its transfer rules regarding underage players.The former Galatasaray standout also joined Barcelona well aware that competition for playing time, never mind a regular starting role, would be fierce with the likes of Messi, Suarez and, above all, Neymar.After failing to find a spot following his debut midway through last campaign, Turan made a promising start to this season when Neymar was away playing for Brazil.He scored twice in a Spanish Super Cup victory over Sevilla and notched Barcelonas first league goal of the season. But once Neymar was back from helping Brazil win the Olympic gold medal, Turan was back on the bench.The reserve role clearly didnt suit him. Only one of his goals this season has come as a substitute, when he sparked a 2-1 comeback at `Gladbach in September.Unlike this weeks second win over `Gladbach, which came with Barcelona already qualified for the Champions Leagues knockout rounds, Barcelona visits Pamplona on Saturday needing to break a run of three straight league draws.Promoted Osasuna appears to be the optimum rival to end that skid. It is in last place and hasnt won in seven home matches since its return to the first division. Nike Air Huarache Black Cheap .Y. -- Injured Buffalo Sabres forward Marcus Foligno did not practice with the team Monday and head coach Ron Rolston said its unlikely hell play in Wednesdays season opener in Detroit. Nike Air Huarache Womens Sale . Instead of dwelling on the negative, Oates focused on what was good about the clubs recent play. It worked. .com) - The Montreal Canadiens will try to halt their longest losing streak of the season when they host the struggling New York Islanders in tonights clash at the Bell Centre. The home version of the Detroit Pistons has been unbeatable in the early going. The road version has been awful.Unfortunately for the Denver Nuggets, they face the Pistons at The Palace on Saturday.Detroit has won its three home games by an average of 14.7 points. The Pistons are 0-2 on the road, including a 109-101 loss to the lowly-regarded Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.The Nets racked up 71 first-half points and held off the Pistons late charge.They outplayed us for 48 minutes in every aspect of the game, Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy said. Every game is a new game and we brought nothing to the table defensively and we couldnt guard anybody, so of course its disappointing.Not surprisingly, the Pistons tend to play a lot better when their All-Star center makes a big impact. Andre Drummond averaged 13.7 points and 18.7 rebounds in the home victories. He had just six points and six rebounds in 25 minutes at Brooklyn before Van Gundy benched him most of the second half.We gave him the first half and the first seven minutes in the second half and he was just, in my opinion, bringing absolutely nothing to the game, Van Gundy said. I dont know if he was tired or what the deal was, but he didnt bring any energy to the game.Denver got off to a lethargic start in its last game and trailed Minnesota by 12 after the first quarter. The Nuggets (2-2) took the lead by outscoring the Timberwolves 33-14 in the third quartter, then hung on for a 102-99 victory on Thursday. Nike Air Huarache White Womens. That makes the Nuggets 1-1 on their current five-game road trip but coach Michael Malone was not impressed.We need everybody ready to play, starting in Detroit, Malone told the Denver Post. Spotting teams the leads were spotting them -- 15 points, 19 points in Toronto -- were always playing uphill, were always playing catch-up and thats not a good way to play.The reserves bailed out the Nuggets by outscoring the Timberwolves bench 45-23.We just lucked up and got the win, but weve got to learn how to play for 48 minutes, second-year point guard Emmanuel Mudiay said to the Denver Post. Thats the main thing. It seems like the third quarter is the biggest quarter where we come out and jump on teams. Weve got to figure out how to play like that for the whole game.The Nuggets backcourt has been thinned by injuries. Gary Harris sat out Thursdays game with a strained right groin while swingman Will Barton has a sprained left ankle. Theyre questionable to play against the Pistons.Detroit is trying to survive the first few weeks of the season without starting point guard Reggie Jackson, who is recovering from knee tendinitis.The Nuggets swept the two-game series last season, winning 104-101 at home and 103-92 at The Palace. Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Jerseys ' ' '