After his hat trick in the Champions League, Neymar Jr added to his goalscoring streak this evening. Between Wednesday (Celtic FC) and this Saturday (Villarreal), the Brazilian has scored five goals, the same number of goals he’s scored in his opening 19 matches with FC Barcelona.
Neymar Jr is currently enjoying his best form as a Blaugrana. The efficiency of the young Brazilian in his last two matches make him the second highest goalscorer of the team, with 10 goals. His tally is only bested by the injured Leo Messi, who’s scored 14.
In this evening’s match, Neymar scored the opening goal, from the penalty spot on 30 minutes. In the second half, after a great assist from Alexis, the Brazilian got his second, which established the definitive 2-1. In fact, of his 10 goals for FC Barcelona (6 in the league, 1 in the Spanish Super Cup and 3 in the Champions League), a total of five of them gave FC Barcelona the lead.
The FC Barcelona player scored from the 11-meter mark once again this evening. In Messi’s absence, the responsibility to take penalty kicks has been given to Iniesta, Cesc and Neymar Jr, who scored a spot kick this Saturday after netting a penalty against Celtic on Wednesday. The Brazilian has scored a total of 35 goals from the penalty spot in his career, counting the ones he’s netted for Barça, Santos and the Brazilian national team (including the U-17 and U-20 teams).