Neymar's three dives against Borussia Monchengladbach caught on camera

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Barcelona were given a brief scare in the Champions League this week when they fell behind to Borussia Monchengladbach away from home.

Even without the incredible talents of Lionel Messi, Luis Enrique's side were able to turn the game around with goals from Arda Turan and Gerard Pique enough to ensure they would return to Catalonia with three points.

But it was a frustrating night for Neymar, who had a rare off-day in Germany and was barely given an inch of space to work with from Monchengladbach's back three.

The Brazilian became so annoyed at the way his game was going he even resorted to some fairly blatant dives to try and earn his team free-kicks in potentially dangerous positions.

After the game, Neymar's antics fell under the spotlight and a compilation video of his disappointing performance has emerged.

You can see the various incidents the 24-year-old was involved in during the game in the video below.

And you will probably notice just how easily he went down after some soft challenges came in.

The worst was arguably his exaggeration of the contact made with his face from a stray Monchengladbach arm, it was certainly not enough to justify such a dramatic collapse to the ground.

Fortunately for the home side, Referee Damir Skomina wasn't having any of it and in truth, Neymar was lucky to avoid receiving a yellow card for trying to deceive the officials.

Inevitably, he did wind up getting into Skomina's book in the final minutes of the game for dissent and sarcastically applauding a decision that had gone against Barcelona.

As much as diving is all too common in today's game, it is something Neymar needs to remove from his game in order to reach the next level.

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