Neymar nearly produces ‘best assist in history’ but Kylian Mbappe fluffs shot

PSG star Neymar was robbed of one of the greatest assists in modern football history thanks to Kylian Mbappe's poor strike following his dribbling brilliance.

With PSG beating Troyes 3-2 in the 62nd minute, following goals from Carlos Solar, Lionel Messi and Neymar for the host and a Mama Balde brace for the visitors, it should've been four.

Former Barcelona star Neymar, 30, picked up the ball closer to the half-way line than the opposition box before skipping past three Troyes players and completing a spinning back-heel ass to put Mbappe through on goal.

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However, the World Cup winning forward with France would drill his shot straight at Gauthier Gallon in the rival goal – devastating supporters.

A fan wrote: "Mbappe received the best assistance in history and missed it."

A second added: "Forget Neymar. How did Mbappe miss that?!

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A third posted: "Bro this would’ve been an insane assist."

A fourth typed: "Most skilful player I’ve ever seen."

And a fifth concluded: Of course he had to mess up the best assist ever."

Mbappe would go on to make up for his miss with a 77th minute penalty before Ante Palaversa's 88th minute effort made for tense closing stages.

PSG sit five points clear at the top of Ligue 1 following their 11th win from 13 matches, with Mbappe on 11 goals, Neymar on 10 and Messi on seven.

In terms of creation, Mbappe has made just two goals for his colleagues, with Neymar on hand for eight and Messi setting-up a further 10.


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