Neymar’s reaction after Scott Brown pushed him was pretty funny

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Neymar was on fire against Celtic on Tuesday night.

The Brazilian forward set up four goals in Barcelona’s emphatic 7-0 victory over the Scottish club and also scored a quite magnificent free-kick.

It was arguably one of Neymar’s best performances for the Catalan giants since he arrived at the Camp Nou from Santos in the summer of 2013. He was unplayable.

However, it’s fair to assume that Celtic captain Scott Brown’s opinion of the Brazilian - as a person, rather than a footballer - wouldn’t have improved after what happened during the 55th minute of the match.

Brown gave Neymar a bit of a push after the two opponents had words in the middle of the pitch while Celtic were preparing to take a throw-in - and the Barça star went over like he’d been shot.

Video: Neymar's theatrical fall after Brown pushes him

Neymar’s theatrical fall earned Brown a yellow card from the Romanian referee, Ovidiu Hategan, who appeared to spot the incident out of the corner of his eye.

It was a deserved yellow, of course, but there’s no doubt that Neymar exaggerated the fall in order to ensure Brown’s name went into the book.

Brown himself, after receiving the booking, was then given a little push by Sergio Busquets - the Scotland international managed to stay on his feet - and he then had a few more words with Neymar as the South American walked past him.

Brown blasts Celtic's display as "unacceptable"

Celtic were 3-0 down at the time and Brown was clearly frustrated with how the game was panning out.

In his post-match interview, he described his side’s performance as “unacceptable”.

"Everyone in that changing room was disappointed. It was a heavy, heavy defeat,” he was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

"I think in the first half we had a penalty and I know we miss it but that's football, but it is the second half that is really disappointing.

"To lose five goals in 45 minutes is unacceptable.

"We didn't do well enough on the ball, they kept giving it back and they are entitled to score, they are a great team. But we should do better than that.

"It is hard to take but yet again, they are a great team but we need to bounce back.

"We have Man City the next game, and we need to take something at Celtic Park, and with our fans anything can happen."

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