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Video: Outrageous Neymar assist helps Santos claim draw

Neymar takes on England at Wembley (©GettyImages)
Neymar takes on England at Wembley (©GettyImages).

In recent weeks we've been spoilt when it comes to goal assists; on Tuesday Marco Reus' delicious flick teed up Roberto Lewandowski to help Borussia Dortmund on their way to a spot in the Champions League semi-finals.

A week earlier Dani Alves put forward his own contender for the assist of the season - his outside-of-the-boot chip for Lionel Messi to score in Barcelona's 2-2 1st leg draw with Paris-Saint Germain was truly divine.

Now though Neymar has joined the party with his own audacious assist in Santos' game against Flamengo last night.

The ball is played into the Brazilian starlet's feet with his back to goal - there appears to be little danger.

However Neymar makes something out of nothing, pulling off a back-heel through ball for team-mate Giva to race through and put his side 1-0 up.

With skills like this, it's no wonder Barcelona, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in snapping up the 21-year-old.

His assist was reminiscent of one pulled off by Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele during his Fulham days - check out that video here.

Sadly for Santos that moment of inspiration couldn't propel them on to victory as the game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Check out the video below - and once you've finished admiring the skills of Neymar head over to see the top five Champions League assists of all time - featuring outrageous passes from the likes of Dennis Bergkamp, Andres Iniesta and David Beckham.

 

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