Neymar Scores Yet Another Superb Solo Goal for Santos (Video)

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Here we go again. Neymar plus ball plus overmatched defenders equals pure video bliss.

We've seen stuff like this before (many, many, many times before, in fact), but that doesn't make it any less enjoyable. Feast your eyes on the video above. In it, you'll see Neymar schooling a few defenders and a goalkeeper on the way to the latest of his trademark solo golazos.

Enjoy it once. Enjoy it 37 times. Keep coming back throughout the day. It's our Set Piece Video of the Day for this Thursday.

The goal came Wednesday night in Santos' 2-2 draw with Atletico Mineiro in the Brasileirão. Here's how it went.

Starting in the middle of the field, Neymar beats an Atletico player with a cheeky backheel flick, then he races past the same defender and another so fast that they run into each other.

From there, it's smooth sailing until the edge of the box, where Neymar embarrasses yet another defender, this time with a deft pullback and stutter-step combination.

After that, all he has to do is beat the goalkeeper from inside the box. Child's play.

And when we say child's play, we're almost being serious. Neymar is still just 20, after all, a fact that's even more impressive when you consider Wednesday's match served as his 200th appearance for Santos.

Another impressive factoid: This match happened exactly one day after Neymar played for Brazil against Japan in Poland (yeah, he also scored two goals in that game). As others have pointed out, Neymar is now so good that he's impervious to jet lag.

So while this isn't his most impressive feat (that Flamengo goal still rules over all), it's up there.

Somebody please get this kid to Europe, pronto.

 

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