The Brazilian scored what will go down as an iconic goal at the Camp Nou on Sunday, as Barcelona prepared for the El Clasico with a 3-0 win over Villarreal
Neymar, who has been in scintillating form for Barcelona this season, took his goal tally to 11 in La Liga with two goals against Villarreal on Sunday in the Catalans’ 3-0 win. The Blaugrana are now 3 points ahead of Real Madrid going into El Clasico, as Rafael Ben tez’s men fell to a 3-2 defeat at Sevilla later in the day.
It was the Brazilian superstar who stole all the headlines on Sunday however, with a quite astonishing goal in the dying stages of the game to put his side 3-0 up. Receiving a pass from team-mate Luis SuA?rez, Neymar took one touch, flicked the ball over the head of his marker, before rifling in a volley past a hapless Alphonse Areola in the Villarreal goal.
Fans rave about Neymar goal
Unsurprisingly, the goal went viral on social media moments after it was scored, and the Twitter world was left in awe at the outrageous display of skill and technique from Neymar. The Brazilian has been outstanding in the absence of Lionel Messi, and is showing why he has been widely tipped to take over the mantle of the world’s best player from the Argentine some day.
Here are some of the best tweets from the memorable game on Sunday.
Starting to slowly regret that Neymar tweet…
a Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) November 8, 2015
Away from the NLD for a minute. Wow Neymar, just wow. Inevitable he will become world’s best player.
a Ben Fairthorne (@BFairthorne) November 8, 2015
Neymar never ceases to amaze me with his talent, creativity, ability to adjust and step up in big games. Sheer joy to watch.
a Cristian Nyari (@Cnyari) November 8, 2015
Neymar is comfortably second best in the world in 2015, leading, building and scoring like it’s Messi himself. Incredible.
a Rafael HernA?ndez (@RafaelH117) November 8, 2015
a Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) November 8, 2015
Neymar, you are ridiculous
a Jack Lang (@jacklang) November 8, 2015
Cristiano says Neymar is “maybe” in the top 5 young players in the world. He’s better than you, pal.
a Rik Sharma (@riksharma_) November 8, 2015
Ok, Messi’s still gonna win, but Neymar clearly now world’s second best player I reckons.
a Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) November 8, 2015
Camp Nou chanting “Neymar. Deservedly so. What a player.
a Sergi Dom nguez (@FutbolSergi) November 8, 2015
Neymar just toyed.
a Janusz Michallik (@JanuszMichallik) November 8, 2015 .
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a Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 8, 2015
He’s scoring goals like this, has over 200 goals, and he’s only 23. He’s remarkable. https://t.co/2S7BIk7zr1
a a? =as? (@Total_Futbol_) November 9, 2015
a barcastuff (@barcastuff) November 8, 2015