GIF: £48m player's dive may be worse than Young's, than Sturridge's…

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One of world football's hottest striker's may have gone too ground easier than Manchester United and Liverpool's respective forwards.

Barcelona defeated AC Milan by a 3-1 scoreline at Camp Nou on Wednesday, November 6 but one of the incidents to come out of the Champions League Group H clash, which the Catalan club now top by five points, was a Lionel Messi brace, a Sergio Busquets strike nor a Gerard Pique own goal, but a Neymar dive.

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During a week when simulation has been a hot topic across the continent, it begs a question as to whether the Brazilian's theatrics were on par, or worse, than the demonstrations by Ashley Young the night prior, or Daniel Sturridge during Liverpool's 2-0 loss to in-form Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend.

 Worse than Ashley Young! Barcelonas Neymar wins a penalty with a ridiculous dive [GIF & Video]

Multiple angles in the clip above implicate Neymar in a diving scandal as, even if there is arm contact it is either a: minimal or b: innocent, leading one to presume that the 21-year-old could have stayed vertical.

Ashley Young's is just as pathetic.

Is Kieran Gibbs' phantom challenge really that strong?

image: © kuaver

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