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Fans left in stitches at Peru’s ball’ battle to stop Neymar

Neymar was caught in a less than comfortable challenge by Peru's Anderson Santamaria


Football fans have been left making all sorts of puns after seeing Peru’s X-rated attempt to stop Neymar during Thursday night’s World Cup qualifying clash.

The Selecao secured a 2-0 victory over Peru in Recife to continue their perfect record in the South American table to reach Qatar 2022.

Everton Riberio opened the scoring after just 14 minutes thanks to an assist from Neymar, before the Paris-Saint Germain forward grabbed a goal for himself just five minutes from time.

Neymar looked very lively throughout the clash, and was involved in a number of scuffles as Peru did their best to stop him

Neymar was caught in a less than comfortable challenge by Peru’s Anderson Santamaria

Trying to pull Neymar back after he’d got the better of him, pictures clearly showed he grabbed the 29-year-old in a rather tender area.

The images went viral on social media platforms Reddit and Twitter, prompting many to share their hilarious gags.

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One wrote on Reddit: “Clearly got the ball.”

“Top notch ball control there,” a second added.

Another playing on the translation of Peru to Turkey in Portuguese wrote on Twitter: “Peru player grabbing Neymar’s Peru.”

“As we can see here, Ney remains firm in the challenge,” joked a fourth

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Neymar once again came in for criticism during the clash with Peru, despite his goal and assist.

“I don’t know what more I need to do in this shirt for the fans to respect Neymar,” said the former Barcelona man.

Neymar also scored in the 1-0 win over Chile last week, having been labelled ‘overweight’ in the build-up.





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