Neymar's mind games before cheeky penalty in PSG vs Waasland-Beveren remembered

Neymar's incredibly cheeky penalty in 2020 remembered

Neymar is one of the best penalty takers in world football.

The Brazilian has supreme confidence in his own ability and he keeps his cool when under pressure more often than not.

He underlined his reputation as a supreme spot-kick taker for PSG vs Lyon last weekend.

PSG were 1-0 down in the 66th minute when they were given a penalty.

Neymar stepped up and he didn't let his side down as he found the back of the net.

He's now taken 26 penalties in competitive matches for PSG - scoring 24 times and missing just twice.



His cheekiest spot-kick in a PSG shirt undoubtedly came in a pre-season friendly against Waasland-Beveren in 2020.

Neymar had not taken to the pitch for the previous few months due to the Ligue 1 season being prematurely cancelled.

But he was at his entertaining best in his second game back.

Neymar in action for Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar had already scored a penalty when PSG were given another spot-kick two minutes into the second half.

The Brazilian decided he was going to have a bit of fun with the goalkeeper.

He could be seen asking the opposition goalkeeper which way he was going to dive for the penalty.

The goalkeeper responded by laughing.

Neymar, however, had no intention of shooting.

He proceeded to pass the ball to Mauro Icardi, who then scored to make it 3-0.

It may have been a friendly so the pressure wasn't completely ramped up but how cool is that?!

Who else in world football would have the audacity to play mind games with the goalkeeper and then proceed to make him look silly?

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Neymar is arguably the most entertaining player in world football and it's moments like his penalty vs Waasland-Beveren that further emphasise that point.

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