Neymar produces superb assist for Luis Suarez - but did he mean it?

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After Xherdan Shaqiri's "did he mean it?" moment for Stoke against Everton this week, we now have another video to dissect from Barcelona's win against Real Betis last night.

The Catalan club end 2015 on a high in Lionel Messi's 500th career game, beating Betis 4-0 thanks to a brace from Luis Suarez, and of course an obligatory Messi goal to go with Heiko Westermann's own goal in the 29th minute.

Suarez is now La Liga's top scorer with 15 strikes to his name, and he has a moment of inspiration from Neymar that helped move him one clear of Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the charts to thank - or does he?

Social media lit up after Neymar teed up Suarez for his second of the match with what seemed to be a sublime backheel assist in the area.

However replays of the moment seemed to show it more more mis-control than sheer magic. Check out the video at the bottom of the article and have your say in the comment section.

The Brazilian did produce one moment of superb skill that isn't in doubt during the win against Betis, when he controlled a long-ball on the touchline with a deft flick.

Barcelona end a superb 2016 on top in La Liga, level on points with Atletico Madrid having played a game less because of their participation in the Club World Cup earlier this month. Perhaps worryingly for their rivals, Messi has claimed that Barcelona can improve on their trophy-laden 2015.

"It has been a spectacular year and we tried to end it in the same way," he said. "It would be difficult to improve on what we did in 2015, but we are going to try. We have a very motivated squad, which wants to do important things." 

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