Neymar had a fairly mixed evening on Wednesday night as Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao by two goals to one in their Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg clash.
The Brazil international found the back of the net at the San Mames Stadium but was also involved in a rather controversial moment with Aritz Aduriz.
In the video that can be seen below, Aduriz, who actually scored Athletic's late goal to keep them in the tie, appeared to rake his foot along Neymar's back.
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Unsurprisingly, Neymar put his hand to the back of his neck, implying that Aduriz caught him with his studs.
Indeed, it appears that the Athletic striker did catch the Barcelona man; in fact, Aduriz has even admitted it himself. Following the game, the forward apologised to Neymar and insisted that he didn't intend to harm him.
Despite the apology, the striker also hit out at the Barcelona star's attitude, suggesting that he should look to change his ways.
Aduriz has his say
Speaking after the contest, as per Goal.com, the Athletic ace told Movistar+: "Neymar is a global star but at times I wish he had a different attitude. I have apologised to Neymar because I have touched him a little.
"I did not go with intent to harm Neymar. These are things that remain on the pitch."
Neymar and Aduriz will go head-to-head once again at the Camp Nou next week as Barcelona and Athletic attempt to secure their place in the semi-final of the Copa del Rey.
You can watch the incident here:
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