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Neymar starved himself of an incredible assist as the Paris Saint-Germain star battles six defenders before a backheel through the ball that Kylian Mbappe misses


Neymar almost managed one of the best assists of all time on Saturday night… if only Kylian Mbappe had really ended his luck.

The Brazilian gave his best for Paris Saint-Germain in a thrilling 4-3 win over Troyes in Ligue 1.

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Neymar produced a moment of magic, which was unfortunately not completed by Mbappe

Neymar, Mbappe and Lionel Messi all got on the Parc des Princes scoresheet, as they advanced five points to the top of the table and remain unbeaten.

However, there was one moment in the game that sadly won’t go down in the record books but deserves praise.

Neymar took the ball in his feet with his back to goal just inside the Troyes half, deflected one player then muscled another before breaking through the defence.

The Brazilian was surrounded by three defenders but managed to keep the ball at his feet and escape them.

When it appeared he was closed off by too many defenders, Neymar then heeled past Mbappe to play him through on goal.

Neymar starved himself of an incredible assist as the Paris Saint-Germain star battles six defenders before a backheel through the ball that Kylian Mbappe misses

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Neymar has 10 goals and 8 assists in Ligue 1 this season


One-on-one, the French striker hit his shot directly at the goalkeeper in what would have been an incredible assist.

As the World Cup approaches, few players are playing such good football as Neymar right now.

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