Napoli and Paris Saint Germain competed with a 1-1 draw in the Champions League match on Tuesday, as Neymar produced a typical performance on the French side, mixing brilliance with isolation.
Juan Bernatt gave the PSG to deserve the lead in the first half before Lorenzo Insigne equalized with a penalty shoot-out in the 62nd minute after Jose Callejon was wronged by PSG defender Thiago Silva and climbed into the area. The result, coupled with the Red Belgrade 2-0 victory in Liverpool earlier Tuesday, threw the C Group wide open with only two points separating the four sides. Liverpool and Napoli have six portions, with PSG in five and Red Star Belgrade in four. The PSG and Napoli returned 2-2 at their previous meeting last month. Neymar did not enter the match sheet but was in the thickness of the action.
The Brazilian showed inspirational flashes and panic when he ran to Napoli's defense. However, there were moments that were too individualized, supported with opponents, and eventually closed for the referee's sarcastic applause. PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who made his debut in the Champions League after finishing a three-game ban from last season, did not win the first half of his first fight in Italy since he left Juventus.
Napoli tried to escape the defense against PSG's aggressive press and was the guests who had the best openings, eventually moving to the second minute of the stoppage time. Neymar released Kylian Mbappe on the left with a pleasant last pass, The World Winner The Cup turned and turned the pass of Raul Albiol and pulled the ball back to Juan Bernat, who, despite the difficulty, managed to defeat David Ospina. It was a different story after half-time, as Napoli broke the visitors.
Buffon twice denied Dries Mertens and then a shot of Jose Callejon was blocked by Thilo Kehrer and Fabian Ruiz went in a move out of the penalty area. Buffon managed to stop a Lorenzo Insigne shot on the line who knew nothing and took the penalty to eventually win the 40-year-old veteran. Thiago Silva did not catch the ball, Callejon came in and was caught in a sandwich between the captain and the Brazilian defender. The Insigne was transformed and the San Paolo stadium became wild.
The game remained open and fierce, but neither side managed to find a winner. "In the first half, they had control of the game but there were few dangerous attacks and the half-time score forced us to play with more power," he said. "I am very happy to have left the two games against PSG – one of the strongest sides in Europe – with a small advantage ".