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Neymar gestures during Le Classique at the Orange Velodrome.

Neymar left three Marseille players for dead with super trickery in Le Classique win

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Paris Saint-Germain overcame their biggest test of the 2018-19 domestic season so far as they beat Marseille 2-0 away from home in Le Classique.

The Orange Velodrome, which houses over 67,000 people, is known for its menacing atmosphere and the passionate Marseille fans are as hostile as they come.

Flares were already lit outside the stadium before kick-off, and during it, both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe had foreign objects thrown at them.

However, PSG's two attackers had the last laugh, with Mbappe scoring the opener three minutes after coming on and Neymar assisting Julian Draxler's 95th-minute settler.

The world's most expensive footballer grew into the contest and there was one moment where he left three opposition players in a daze with supreme skill.

Neymar helps Paris continue strong start

Paris may have failed to beat Liverpool and Napoli in the Champions League, but Sunday's win means they've won all 11 of their Ligue 1 matches this term.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe embrace during Le Classique

Thomas Tuchel's men have been so dominant that Marseille are actually the first French club to stop them from scoring three goals or more against them.

The PSG manager deployed a 3-4-3 system in Marseille, with Angel di Maria and Neymar supporting surprise summer signing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.

Neymar, along with Mbappe when he was introduced, was at the heart of most of his team's best moves, including a superb individual effort in the second-half.

Neymar gets past Bouna Sarr during Paris' victory

Neymar beats three Marseille players with super skill

With the score at 0-0, the Brazilian received a pass and raced towards the penalty area, where he was instantly surrounded by Bouna Sarr, Morgan Sanson and Kevin Strootman.

However, as you can see below, the 26-year-old superstar got past all three Marseille players in one classy motion by combining skill, control and incredibly quick feet.

If that wasn't enough, Neymar then produced a dangerous left-footed drive after emerging with the ball which went narrowly wide of Steve Mandanda's post.

Neymar proving his worth at PSG?

People are still questioning the forward's happiness since swapping Barcelona for the French capital in 2017, but no one can argue with his output on the pitch.

The Brazil international scored 28 times in 30 matches before a metatarsal fracture ended his 2017-18 campaign, and he's been just as good under Tuchel.

Neymar celebrates his goal against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League

Neymar will look to add to his 11 goals and five assists in Paris' upcoming games against second-place Lille, the talented Napoli and Thierry Henry's Monaco.

What is YOUR opinion on Neymar's skill during Le Classique? Do YOU think he can become the world's best at Paris and help them win the Champions League? Leave YOUR opinions in the comments box below!

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