Analysis

Neymar's scoring decline

He has scored 27 goals in 41 matches

Neymar's scoring decline
Neymar's scoring decline

He has scored 27 goals in 41 matches

Neymar
Neymar

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Neymar started the season without being able to play the first games with Barça due to mumps, which prevented him to play the three Super Cup matches (Spanish and European) and the first La Liga match.

From there, he started a goalscoring streak that had its peak on October 17, when he scored four (2 penalties) out of the five goals FC Barcelona scored against Rayo Vallecano. In the first 17 games of the current season, the Brazilian scored 16 goals, an average of 0.94 goals per game, almost 1.

From there, with the Christmas holidays in the middle, he stayed 4 matches without scoring (Valencia, the final of Club World Cup against River Plate, Betis and Espanyol); then, five confrontations with one goal in every game (Espanyol, Granada and triple clash with Athletic in La Liga and Copa del Rey). So the new average was 0.81 goals per game, ie 21 goals in 26 games.

However, in the last 15 matches, Neymar has only scored six goals (2 vs Getafe, and 1 vs Celta, Las Palmas, Arsenal and Villarreal), reaching an average of 0.4 in these confrontations; ie less than half a goal per game. Thus, the Brazilian has gone from 0.94 in the first 17 matches to the current overall of 0.65.