Given the immense talents that Neymar possesses we have come to expect spectacular skills and sensational goals from the Brazilian every time he takes to the field.
It does, then, take something particularly bold from Neymar to make ours jaws drop. And, on this occasion, the Barcelona forward has succeeded.
Neymar was playing in a charity match on Monday, captaining a side of his friends against friends of Nene, and stole the show as part of a star-studded cast which included Kaka, Cafu and Lucas Moura.
The game was only five minutes old when Neymar decided to attempt a simply outrageous skill; flicking the ball over the head of an opposition defender after a mid-air pirouette, before bearing down on goal to score.
We’re not even sure what this trick is called. A rainbow turn? A samba spin? Either way, it was a truly special piece of play from one of the most talented players Brazil has ever produced.
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The 22-year-old has actually been out of action since facing Paris Saint-Germain earlier this mark having sustained a knock to his ankle, and Barcelona fans will have been pleased to see him back in action and showing no adverse effects from the injury.
Neymar was afforded the opportunity to go back home for Christmas with La Liga on a winter break until and Barcelona now not back in action until January 4. We’d love to see him give this trick a go when Barcelona meet David Moyes’ Real Sociedad in their next outing.
Where does this rank in a list of Neymar’s best goals? Let us know in the comments section below.