Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has had some of his best UEFA Champions League performances against British teams. The Brazilian notched another such performance in PSG’s return Champions League group stage clash against Manchester United. He scored a pair of goals and created four goal-scoring chances against the Premier League side in PSG’s key 3-1 win.
The two goals for Neymar extended a personal streak that he has logged in his career. Neymar has now scored against all five British teams that he faced in his Champions League career.
🇬🇧 Neymar has now scored against all 5 British teams that he has played against in the @ChampionsLeague
Neymar goals v British Teams
1⃣ Man City
1⃣ Man Utd pic.twitter.com/IY5Rcqu8jL
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 2, 2020
The above stat from Sky Sports Statto lists Neymar as having scored one goal against Manchester United, although he added another goal against the English side in the late stages of the second half.
Of course, what stands out the most is not only that he has scored Champions League goals against four different Premier League teams but also the impressive seven goals logged against Scottish side Celtic. Four of those seven goals against Celtic came during his run with FC Barcelona while the other three were scored during the 2017/2018 Champions League group stage with PSG.
Chelsea FC is one side that is currently in this season’s Champions League and one British team that Neymar has not scored against. So, if PSG and Chelsea meet in the Champions League knockout stage later this season, the Brazilian will have an opportunity to record yet another score against a British team.
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