Neymar's top five moments at Barca

Andy West lists Neymar's best moments for Barcelona as the Brazilian star signs on for another five years at Nou Camp.

Andy West
by Andy West
21st October 2016

article:21st October 2016

Barcelona have been handed a boosted ahead of Saturday’s trip to Valencia with the news that Neymar has put pen to paper on a new contract to stay at the Nou Camp until the summer of 2021.

The skilful Brazilian winger joined the club from Santos three years ago and has been a big hit, playing a major role in the team’s treble-winning campaign in 2014/5 and scoring 59 goals in his 99 league appearances to date.


Here’s a look at his top five moments in a Barcelona shirt.

FIRST HAT-TRICK – December 11, 2013

Neymar’s first season with Barcelona was somewhat underwhelming as the club failed to win a trophy, but the Brazilian grabbed his first hat-trick in club colours midway through the campaign in a 6-1 Champions League drubbing of Celtic – the night he truly announced himself.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HERO – May 12, 2015

Barca’s Champions League semi-final victory over Bayern Munich in April 2015 will always be remembered for Lionel Messi overcoming Pep Guardiola. But Neymar also played a huge role, scoring three goals in the tie – including twice in the return leg in Munich to effectively seal the deal.

TITLE CLINCHER – June 6, 2015

A few weeks later, Barca were leading 2-1 against Juventus in the final. With the Italian team pressing hard for an equaliser in stoppage time, Barca sprang a counter-attack and substitute Pedro raced clear to find Neymar, who fired home to secure the European crown.

VILLARREAL VANQUISHED – November 8, 2015

Barca were without the services of Lionel Messi for a home meeting with Villarreal, but Neymar made the most of the opportunity by scoring twice in a 3-0 win, including an incredible second as he controlled Luis Suarez’s cross with a flick over his head and volleyed home. His best goal for the club.

COPA GLORY – May 22, 2016

At the end of last season Neymar again showed he is the man for the big occasion in the Copa del Rey final. With Barca leading 1-0 over Sevilla in the last minute of extra time, he ran onto a perfect pass from Lionel Messi and slotted home, securing a second consecutive league and cup double.


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