Neymarr is helping to soften the blow for Barcelona after losing Lionel Messi to injury.
Barcelona star Neymar showed Sunday why the Spanish side broke the bank for the 23-year-old.
The Brazilian scored a magical goal in Barca’s 3-0 win over Villarreal, taking the pass from Luis Suarez off his chest, flicking it over his head — and his defender’s — with his right foot, spinning around his lost opponent and scoring on a right-footed blast in the 85th minute.
While it looked like Neymar was making something out of nothing on the play, he told reporters after the match that it came together exactly how he had planned it.
“I thought about the move before I did it and I pulled it off,” he said. “I’m happy with what I am giving the team, but I think I can improve.”
With his two goals on Sunday, Neymar became La Liga’s top scorer this season with 11 goals.
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