Play of the day: Neymar's incredible miss

He may be one of the most talented players on the planet, nominated for the Ballon d'Or and a multi-million dollar marketing sensation, but Neymar caught the eye for all the wrong reasons in New York last night at the end of a thrilling friendly between Colombia and Brazil.

Colombia took the lead when Juan Cuadrado slotted home, only for Neymar to grab a second-half equaliser with some twisting and turning before an exquisite finish into the far corner.

Unfortunately for the Santos forward, this game won't be remembered for his little dose of magic, but more for his penalty just ten minutes from time that would have given Brazil a (largely undeserved) victory.

After taking a long, peculiar and winding run-up, Brazil's number 11 somehow got so far under it that he cleared the crossbar by a good 10 to 15 yards.

See also:

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-nzherald.co.nz

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