Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar once again made UEFA Champions League history, which is now becoming routine for him.
Neymar scored a double over the first half of PSG’s Champions League group stage fixture against Istanbul Basaksehir. For one, he got the scoring rolling with a sensational outside-the-box score against the Turkish side.
Exquisite finish ✅
Neymar gets PSG on the scoresheet 💥 pic.twitter.com/RlV7I3DAZo
— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) December 9, 2020
The two goals for Neymar now gives him 40 in his Champions League career.
Neymar becomes the 15th player to score 40+ goals in Champions League history.
At the double for Paris. pic.twitter.com/HTpPBctnZq
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 9, 2020
Many players have played and scored in the Champions League competition but only Neymar and 14 other talents have reached the 40 goals number. Among those are Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as they each currently rank in the top two all-time in Champions League goals respectively.
Among the 40 Champions League goals scored by Neymar, 19 of them have come over his current run with PSG while the other 21 were scored during his four seasons with Barcelona.
Neymar simply continues to work his way up the Champions League goals leaderboard.
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