Friday 9 December 2016

Video: Neymar scores wonder goal for Barcelona but was it eclipsed by another La Liga strike?

Published 09/11/2015 | 11:17

Barcelona's Neymar points FC Barcelona logo as he celebrates a goal against Villarreal
Barcelona's Neymar points FC Barcelona logo as he celebrates a goal against Villarreal

When Lionel Messi picked up a serious injury earlier this season, Barcelona were fearful of the impact it would have. They needn't have been.

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The N and the S of Barcelona's MSN - Neymar and Luis Suarez - have been superb in the Argentinian's absence and the Brazilian of the trio highlighted his excellent run of form with an absolute stunner over the weekend.

The strike immediately drew comparison's with Paul Gascoigne's famous goal for England against Scotland at Euro 96.

It saw Neymar flick Suarez's cross over his own head and that of a defender, spin around and then volley the ball past the goalkeeper from just inside the box.

The goal rounded off a 3-0 win over Villarreal for his side.

Unsurprisingly, the strike saw Neymar dominating the back pages of the Spanish press this morning...

Watch the goal below...

 

Yet despite the undoubted brilliance of the goal, it might not have been the best strike in La Liga over the weekend. That honour should perhaps go to Athletic Bilbao's Inaki Williams.

When the ball was chipped into the Spain Under-21 international, there appeared to be little on, yet an audacious flick over his own head bamboozled the Espanyol defence before he unleashed a vicious volley into the back of the net.

Have a look...

 

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