Neymar is showing the world he's more than capable of stepping up in the absence of Lionel Messi.

Without the Argentinean star leading the line for Barcelona, Neymar has taken on the responsibility of being the Catalan club's leading light and he's capped off a sensational run of form with a goal that left Villarreal's defenders scratching their heads.

From Luis Suarez's cross from the left, Neymar flicked the ball over the head of an onrushing defender, spun 180-degrees, and lashed the ball home without hesitation.

In his last seven games, Neymar's scored 10 goals and made six assists.

Lionel who?


[via YouTube]