It may not have been the most spectacular goal of his century, but it was beautifully worked strike. Luis Suarez chipping a ball out to the wing, from where the cross was whipped into the far post for the unmarked Brazilian to volley home.
It was his 100th goal in his 177th appearance for Barca, Neymar reaching the landmark 11 games faster than Lionel Messi.
He becomes the third Brazilian to grab 100 goals for the club after Rivaldo’s 130 and Evaristo 105.
Barca boss Luis Enrique was full of praise for Neymar, calling him a ‘beast’.
“He has numbers [which show he is] a beast of a footballer. He’s one of the most unbalancing players in the world [for opposition defences] and his signing by this club was a great decision,” Enrique said in his post-game press conference.
“I hope he scores another 900 goals, so we can keep seeing him at Barcelona for many more years.”
Social media was also full of praise for him.
— Barça (@ADaher83) April 3, 2017
Neymar has scored 100 goals for Barcelona across all competitions.
70 with his right ⚽
24 with his left ⚽
6 with his head ⚽ pic.twitter.com/ZDnVUWdtrS
— All Football News (@AllFootballLive) April 2, 2017
Neymar: "My 100 goals with Barca are dedicated to my teammates." pic.twitter.com/Wl9aNvcl74
— Barca Galaxy (@barcagalaxy) April 3, 2017
Neymar has scored 136 goals for Santos, 100 goals for Barcelona, and 52 goals for Brazil. Starboy is still 25 years old. pic.twitter.com/8hWPunXugQ
— Dezil Dez (@DezilDezz) April 2, 2017
Congratulations to Neymar on scoring 100 GOALS for Barça. We love you Ney ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/6Mh7KNsJXf
— Leo Messi (@messi10stats) April 2, 2017
Neymar's game by numbers vs. Granada:
6 chances created
Top of his game right now. ? pic.twitter.com/CRMZYXn8nb
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 2, 2017