Neymar may be considered one of the best footballers in the world, but even he is not immune to being the victim of a cheeky nutmeg.
Freestyler Lisa Zimouche turned the tables on the Paris Saint-Germain star as the pair shared a pitch in Qatar, where Neymar and his teammates had travelled to ahead of their final Ligue 1 game.
Zimouche first managed to keep hold of the ball despite Neymar’s best attempts to get it, before spotting her opportunity and knocking the ball through his legs.
The Brazilian tried to close his legs but it was too late. Instead, he accidentally took off one of Zimouche’s trainers, before falling to the ground in disbelief. He then took the shoe and threw it away.
Neymar showed there were no hard feelings following his hilarious reaction, shaking Zimouche’s hand and laughing.
It takes someone special to nutmeg Neymar, who has won nine league titles during an illustrious career in Brazil, Spain and France. But Zimouche is one of the best freestylers in the world.
Video: Neymar’s brilliant reaction after being nutmegged by freestyler
Neymar’s reaction after she megged him 😂
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Who is Lisa Zimouche?
Inspired by Zinedine Zidane, the 22-year-old Zimouche grew up wanting to become a professional football player.
She played in PSG Women’s youth set-up, but then decided to dedicate herself to freestyle street performance.
Zimouche participated in the Red Bull Street Style World Final in 2012 and was named the World Panna Female Champion in 2014.
She has uploaded videos showcasing her talents alongside stars such as Hector Bellerin, Paul Pogba, Ronaldinho and Gianluigi Buffon, as well as Olympic legend Usain Bolt and rapper Drake.
Her clips have earned her 2.1 million followers on Instagram and a brand deal with Puma Football.