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Neymar's corner during Marseille vs PSG got everyone talking on Twitter

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How best to sum up Neymar's performance away to Marseille on Sunday night...

Making his eighth appearance for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1, the Brazilian levelled the scores in the 33rd minute to cancel out Luis Gustavo's opener.

Adrien Rabiot passed to Neymar inside the 18-yard box to find the bottom-right corner with an accurate left-footed drive.

That was Neymar's 10th goal in all competitions since joining PSG in the summer to continue his hot goalscoring run.

But it all went downhill from there. Neymar, having picked up a yellow card in the 85th minute, was given his marching orders two minutes later after pushing one of Marseille's players.

The 25-year-old lashed out when he was brought down, although Lucas Ocampos certainly made a meal of it.

PSG were losing 2-1 at the time so Neymar's dismissal certainly didn't help matters, but up stepped Edinson Cavani to save the day.

Cavani struck a beautiful 20-yard free-kick to clip the crossbar and make it 2-2 with minutes remaining while Neymar was taking an early shower.

FBL-FRA-LIGUE1-MARSEILLE-PSG

Neymar will inevitably steal headlines for his actions against Marseille but there was another moment during the game that caught everyone's attention on social media.

In the video and tweets below, as Neymar goes to take a corner, numerous police can be seen standing near the Brazilian with shields, protecting him.

NEYMAR NEEDS PROTECTION

The reason police were stood so close to Neymar was because he received abuse from Marseille fans all game, to the point where missiles were launched at him.

Again, in the video below, you can see various objects being thrown at Neymar, including drinks, and laser pointers shining in his face.

NEYMAR UNDER ATTACK

Disgraceful behaviour. Football fans couldn't believe what they were seeing when police were forced to use shields to protect Neymar, simply because it's never happened before.

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