We’re pretty sure the maneuver Neymar puts on the last defender here is unprecedented in the annals of spectacular soccer goals, but take a look and judge for yourself:
Combined with the magic he uses to scorch the two opponents on the sideline at the start of the sequence, the finishing flourish makes this an instant icon in the history of great goals. And Neymar is 19 years old, just for the record.
The top commenters on the YouTube clip of the goal may have said it best:
“What in the actual fuck was that”
“It’s times like this I remember he’s 19, and I’m here on my computer getting fat.”
But here’s the kicker: Neymar’s goal put Santos up 3-0 on Flamenco, but Flamenco, spurred by a hat-trick from Ronaldinho, came charging back, tied the game up before halftime, and eventually won, 5-4.
H/T’s to the Carolina Cannon and Seeling the Deal.