Against City, the star will try to improve his own numbers in knockout matches in the most important club tournament in the world
It is impossible to remain indifferent to an afternoon of Champions League with Neymar in the field. This Tuesday, the star is one of the great hopes of Paris Saint-Germain to play their second consecutive final of the most important club tournament in the world.
The mission will not be easy. After losing 2-1 in Paris, the French club visits Manchester City of England and only a victory by at least two goals difference or a score of 3-2 in favor of the PSG I would give the box League 1 your ticket to the final.
If you need goals, the team of Mauricio Pochettino need to Neymar. The problem is that, although he has had a good season and has made a difference in favor of the PSG in important moments, the Brazilian lives a scoring drought in the Champions since the round of 16 began.
The last goal of the carioca star in decisive stages was before the pandemic of COVID-19. On March 11, 2020, Neymar they scored in a 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the tournament. The goal came in the 28th minute of the first half.
Since then, Neymar has been left blank in six decisive matches -Atalanta, RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, in the last season and in the current campaign, Manchester City– It should be remembered that this season he did not participate in the series against Barcelona for the round of 16 because he was injured.
There are 602 minutes without a goal from the Brazilian, who did help the PSG in other respects. The former player of Barcelona has provided four assists in this period, enough for the Parisian team to surpass the Atalanta, Leipzig and also Bayern. That is: even without marking, Neymar it is still decisive.
Against him City, the star will try to end his drought and improve his own numbers in eliminatory commitments of the Champions.
In four seasons he has played nine games, with only two goals and four assists. He was out in five decisive duels: Real Madrid (2017/18) and two against Manchester United (2018/19) and Barcelona (2020/21).
Neymar has, by way of comparison, extraordinary numbers in group stage with the PSG: scored 18 goals and gave seven assists in 19 games. With the squad of the BarcelonaHis performance in the round of 16 was also outstanding: 11 goals and three assists in 19 games, without missing a match due to injury or penalty.
All its history in the Champions League shows that Neymar knows how to face the decisive matches. On ManchesterGoal or no goal, you have the chance to once again show how much you deserve to be treated as one of the best footballers of your generation.