Paris Saint-Germain has been waiting for such a performance by Neymar and the Brazilian quoted more than the Champions League win on Wednesday in Liverpool.
The most expensive player in the world scored what proved the winning goal, as PSG beat the runners up last season 2-1 to get behind the edge of an inconceivable exit from the team.
The 14th goal of the season came at the end of a movement that had begun with its blind pace. Neymar celebrated dancing from the angular flag with Kylian Mbappe and presenting about the cameras.
But the night of Neamar was much more than that.
Shortly after the opening of Juan Bernat's court, Neymar ran to the edge of the dugout to make a challenge and then ran his hands to a frenzy to plague the crowd.
He spent much of the second half running his socks to help the PSG defend his lead and also upset Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp because he was supposedly "smart" to win foul and buy time.
"For us it was all or nothing, we suffered a lot but we were relieved to win, play well and show the strength of our team," said Neymar.
"We have to celebrate. After the game they shouted, they went, they danced, so we're happy." The PSG could be eliminated with a defeat, but now it is over Liverpool in Group C and is headed to Red Star Belgrade in their final game in a fortnight with qualifying for the last 16 in their hands.
It was a great night personally for Neymar, the most important PSG game in the Champions League since the last 16, second leg against Real Madrid last season, which the Brazilian lost due to injury.
– & Monster & # 39; Silva –
This was probably the most important result of the French club in the competition, as it won Barcelona 4-0 in the last 16 two seasons ago. Neharm was not the only one in charge.
There were great appearances for everyone, with Marco Verratti impressive in the middle, even if he was lucky not to be sent for a dangerous fight in Joe Gomez in the first half.
Thiago Silva topped everyone in central defense, the 34-year-old Brazilian who lived up to the nickname of "The Monster," helping to close the Liverpool front with Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. so intense to praise his coach at the end of the game, as he described Thomas Tuchel as "fantastic."
– Tuchel gets better than Klopp –
The German has won all 14 games in League 1 this season since it was appointed, but desperately needed a signing of a European show.
Tuchel made some big decisions, no more than choosing defensive Marquinhos in the middle section despite Adrien Rabiot.
Marcinos was particularly impressive, playing a central role in the hand without the ball and defeated by three.
Therefore, Tuchel won the regular battle against his compatriot Klopp and seems to have won his players.
"The attitude was excellent, I'm very proud that all the fans on the ground saw the efforts of a team," said Tuchel.
The question now is whether this result can act as a trigger for PSG to advance to the final stages of the competition.
"I hope it is very important to move from this experience together to create a special atmosphere for the coming weeks," Tuchel added. (AFP)