Neymar produces sensational assist for Ivan Rakitic goal

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Neymar was in majestic form once again on Sunday evening as Barcelona recorded an emphatic 6-0 victory over Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou.

The Brazilian, who finished third in the voting for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or last week, scored one and assisted two more to help inspire his side to another eye-catching victory.

It was Neymar who provided arguably the best moment of the match: a wonderful solo assist for Ivan Rakitic, who made it 4-0 to Barcelona on the 62nd minute. (Scroll down this page to watch Neymar’s stunning assist).


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Neymar skinned one opponent on the left touchline - not too far away from the half-way line - before gliding past two defenders and cutting the ball back to Rakitic for a simple finish.

Scroll down this page to see the reaction on Twitter.

Twitter reacts to Neymar's assist

Neymar set to become world's best?

Neymar has now scored 16 goals in La Liga this season - level with Real Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo - and has only been outscored by teammate Luis Suarez, who took his tally to 18 with a hat-trick against Athletic.

No player other than Lionel Messi or Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or since 2008 - but, if Neymar can keep up this form throughout 2016, there’s every chance the world-class South American will be in serious contention to win the prestigious individual accolade in 12 months’ time.

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