Barca boss hails ‘unstoppable’ Neymar

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Barcelona’s Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva Santos Junior jumps to celebrate his goal during the Spanish league football match FC Barcelona vs Rayo Vallecano de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on 17 October - AFP 


AFP: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique labelled star striker Neymar “unstoppable” after he scored four times as the European champions roared back from a goal down to beat Rayo Vallecano 5-2 on Saturday.

In the absence of the injured Lionel Messi, the Brazilian converted twice from the penalty spot in the first-half after he had been felled inside the area and then slotted home twice in a minute after the break before teeing up Luis Suarez for Barca’s fifth of the evening.

“Since the start of the season he has been electric,” said Enrique.

“He was very effective and practically unstoppable. With the speed he goes at inside the area the defenders stop him this way by committing a penalty or it is a goal.”

Neymar’s first four-goal haul in a Barca jersey also makes him La Liga’s top scorer for the first time in his three-year spell in Spain with eight in seven league appearances so far this season.

Victory takes Barca back level with Real Madrid at the top of table after Madrid were comfortable 3-0 winners over Levante earlier on Saturday.

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