Barcelona star is La Liga's most-fouled player

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Barcelona superstar Neymar is La Liga's most-fouled player this season, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

21-year-old Neymar, who joined the Catalan giants from Brazilian outfit Santos during the summer for a reported fee of £48.6 million, has been fouled on 32 occasions so far this season already - unsurprising perhaps, given his trademark trickery and phenomenal pace.

That number puts Neymar just ahead of compatriot and Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa - who has been fouled 31 times - and Real Madrid midfielder Isco (27).

The Brazilian international, who has already won 42 senior international caps, has scored two goals in seven appearances in the league for his new club so far this season.

Barca, who are now under the management of popular Argentine figure Gerard 'Tata' Martino, currently sit top of La Liga after amassing 24 points from their opening eight games.

Following their emphatic 4-1 victory over Real Valladolid on Saturday evening - in which Neymar netted - the defending champions return to domestic action following the upcoming international break with a trip to Osasuna on October 19.

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