Neymar nets first La Liga goal in Barcelona romp

Published 1 Comments

Brazilian sensation Neymar scored his first league goal for Barcelona during Tuesday night's emphatic 4-1 win over Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou.

21-year-old Neymar, who joined the La Liga champions from Santos for a fee believed to be in the region of £48.6 million earlier this summer, had begun to receive criticism from some members of the club's support after only finding the net on one previous occasion so far this season - in August's Super Cup encounter against Atletico Madrid.

The Sao Paolo-born prodigy will be breathing an almighty sigh of relief tonight, however, after he managed to score the opener against Jagoba Arrasate's outfit on what was an exceedingly comfortable evening for the home side. 

It wasn't the prettiest of finishes from Neymar who stumbled over a cross from Chilean trickster Alexei Sanchez, but, as the old cliche says, they certainly all count.

Argentine star Lionel Messi extended Barca's lead just three minutes later, with midfielder Sergio Busquets subsequently putting the result beyond any doubt with a third for Gerardo Martino's men after 22 minutes. 

The visitors briefly threatened the unlikeliest of comebacks after Alberto de la Bella grabbed a consolation goal shortly after the hour mark, but Barca's three-goal lead was restored on 76 minutes thanks to an effort from Marc Bartra.

Barcelona, who return to action away to struggling Almeria on Saturday evening, remain top of the league as they seek to defend their championship crown.

Watch footage of Neymar's first La Liga goal above.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

La Liga

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again