Neymar missed a hatful of probabilities as Paris Saint-Germain had been overwhelmed 1-Zero by Bayern Munich on the Parc-des-Princes.
However happily for the Brazilian, who was at his best possible within the Champions League conflict, it didn’t price his group a spot within the semi-finals as they superior due to the away aim rule.
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Neymar may have scored SIX objectives, having hit the crossbar, the submit and was additionally denied by the superb Manuel Neuer on a number of events.
Neuer blocked a close-range effort from the PSG star on 9 minutes earlier than turning his low strike above the bar after Kylian Mbappe teed Neymar up.
Neymar then produced a variety of spell-binding stepovers earlier than his curling left-footed shot was excellently saved out by the German.
Neymar lastly beat Neuer on 31 minutes however his pleasant shot hit the bar. He obtained the ball previous his opponent once more however the this time it hit the submit.
The one aim of the match was scored moments after Neymar poked the ball onto the submit as Robert Lewandowski’s stand-in, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting levelled the combination scores.
Choupo-Moting headed in on the rebound after Keylor Navas may solely parry David Alaba’s effort up within the air.
However Bayern wanted a second having misplaced the primary leg 3-2 on the Allianz Area and had loads of probabilities to get it.
Each Leroy Sane and David Alaba had their justifiable share of alternatives, whereas Navas did properly to disclaim Thomas Muller within the second half.
However PSG at all times appeared harmful on the counter-attack. Mbappe thought he’d put the tie past any doubt as he fired into the roof of the online, however the Frenchman was offside.
Neymar had another probability within the second half and this was arguably the very best of the lot. Angel Di Maria did brilliantly to supply a low cross with Neuer nowhere however Neymar couldn’t get any contact on the ball as he slid in.
It was so agonising it was likened to Paul Gascoigne’s miss towards Germany at Euro 96 by talkSPORT’s Ian Danter, who was commentating on the conflict.
On one other evening, PSG and Neymar would have been punished for his or her lack of composure however they held on and efficiently exacted revenge on the aspect that beat them in final season’s closing.
PSG will face the winner of the Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund tie, with the second leg of that being performed tomorrow evening, LIVE on talkSPORT.