Keep booing Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain fans. So far, it’s working out great for both you and him.
Neymar scored his second late winner in as many Ligue 1 matches to lift PSG past Lyon 1-0 on Sunday and keep the capital club three points clear atop the table.
This summer was marked by Neymar’s bitter struggle to leave PSG, but recent days have reminded us just why the club smashed the world record transfer fee to sign him. His brand of individual brilliance just doesn’t come available very often, and as we saw Sunday, it can singlehandedly earn points.
With PSG staring at nothing to show for its statistical dominance in the 87th minute, Neymar received a pass from midweek Champions League hero Angel Di Maria and made a quick move around Lyon’s Kenny Tete before picking out a glimmer of far-post space (via beIN Sports):
This comes eight days after Neymar’s stoppage-time golazo felled Strasbourg and rescued PSG again.
Fans — the ultras in particular — are upset with Neymar’s not-so-subtle attempt to force his way out this summer, and the Champions League, not Ligue 1, is the competition in which PSG craves glory most.
But moments of magic like these could go along way toward mending the fractured relationship.
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