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Neymar Decided To Showboat In His Own Box Vs Monaco Last Night

Neymar Decided To Showboat In His Own Box Vs Monaco Last Night

Neymar had many Paris Saint-Germain fans worrying last night after deciding to showboat in his own half against Monaco.

The Ligue 1 leaders hosted Robert Moreno's side last night and the game was an entertaining affair, ending 3-3.

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Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

But one piece of skill from the Brazilian had many of the home fans at the Parcs des Princes with their head in their hands.

The 27-year-old dribbled the ball back into his own box with Monaco players rushing behind him.

He then took a very risky turn past Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas in the area before spraying the ball to a teammate with the outside of his boot.

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It's a common rule in football to not dribble back to your own box as it leaves you open to being dispossessed in a dangerous position.

But when you're the most expensive football in the world, you've got skills in your locker to get out of those situations.

It's not the first time he's shown off his technical ability since arriving in Paris following a £228 million move from Barcelona.

He busted out a rainbow flick against Angers back in 2018 and it's the kind of skills that made us all appreciate his talents.

Yesterday's game against Monaco was also noticeable for a controversial use of VAR.

Monaco's third goal came from Islam Slimani who was stood in an offside position.

The Algerian is miles offside as the ball comes to him and he taps past Keylor Navas.

However, VAR ruled that PSG defender Marquinhos played the ball before it dropped to the on-loan Leicester City man and allowed the goal to stand

PSG still maintain a healthy five point lead over second placed Marseille while also having a game in hand.

Monaco, meanwhile, have shaken off their early season rust and now find themselves eighth in the Ligue 1 table.

Neymar managed to net a brace in last night's game and PSG will need him in fine form if they want to challenge for the Champions League.

They face Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16 next month.

Featured Image Credit: PSG on YouTube & PA Images

Topics: Football, Ligue 1, PSG, Neymar

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports but specialises in football & wrestling. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. Shockingly, he lived to tell the tale.

 

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