Brazilian footballer Neymar is currently one of the most skilful players with the ball at his feet. His performances for his national team has been very much praised by the critics making him the most important player in a highly talented Brazilian squad. He also earned a lot of appreciation during his time at Barcelona as he had put up some scintillating shows developing an on-field bond with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
But Neymar, who now plies his trade at French club Paris Saint Germain is no stranger to hate for his theatrics on the field. People have often criticized the winger for his play acting which they believe is an unnecessary thing to do for a player of his stature.
In the FIFA World Cup 2018, Neymar was slammed for the same by fans and his play acting gave rise to hilarious jokes and memes. And though we are done with the World Cup, it seems we are not done with the jokes and memes on Neymar just yet.
The UEFA Champions League clash between Liverpool and PSG once again saw Neymar at the receiving end of the trolls as Reds’ forward Sadio Mane owned him with a beautiful skill of his own.
Receiving the ball near the right corner flag, Mane approached the backtracking Neymar, and his quick feet, clubbed with a rapid change of direction left the PSG winger going the wrong way while the Senegalese sped off closer to goal.
Watch the video here:
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 18, 2018
The video was shared by UEFA and was labelled the ‘skill of the day’. Mane’s deadly move which left Neymar clueless was something the fans took notice of and they could not stop themselves from taking a hilarious dig at the Brazilian.
Here are some of the reactions:
— Una's Best friend (@__Siyabonga) September 18, 2018
Where did Neymar go?😂 pic.twitter.com/ANCSseIl0f
— Ahmad 🇸🇦⚖️ (@ahmad_itti_90) September 18, 2018
— I Am McThaby (@bouyzy) September 18, 2018
Mane sent Neymar back to Brazil with this trick.. Filthy! 😂 pic.twitter.com/g06bXI1mbv
— Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) September 18, 2018