Neymar strikes again in best player battle

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Neymar gave another huge reminder as to why many believe he’s one of the best players in world football last night.

The Brazilian starlet scored a hat-trick for his country in the recent 8-0 hammering of China, and was up to his old tricks on the domestic scene in South America with another amazing individual goal for Santos against Flamengo.

The 20-year-old added to his personal collection after picking the ball up on the half-way line, beating a couple of defenders with skill and pace before delicately chipping over the keeper.

It was the Peixe’s second goal in a 2-0 win, and was the second time Flamengo have been on the receiving end of a Neymar special in as many seasons.

Last year, the player won the FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal in world football, beating defenders after a clever one-two with a teammate before finding the bottom corner with the outside of his boot.

Whilst yesterday’s goal wasn’t quite at the same level, it again showcased Neymar’s eye for the spectacular, and suggests that 22-cap international is more than ready for life away from the Brasileirão.

If Neymar wants to be associated with players like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta, he will know that a move to Europe is the only way to make that happen.

Winning the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is a first priority, however, and realistically a move away from his home is only likely to come after that.

Goals like this will certainly keep the interest in his talents high, and the world can only wait to find out what this phenomenon's next move might be. Enjoy the goal, and leave your comments below...

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