Paris Saint-Germain is set for a monumental test in UEFA Champions League group stage play when it will take on Manchester City this week. They last met in the Champions League semifinal round last season, when the Premier League powerhouse came away with a 4-1 win on aggregate.
Now, Neymar and company will look to pick up a crucial win against the reigning Premier League champions in mere days. And for the Brazilian forward, he could possibly make history in this upcoming matchup.
For one, Neymar has recorded 29 assists in his Champions League career, which has him at a tie with longtime Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta for sixth in this all-time list.
One more assist for Neymar would see him reach 30 and put him at a tie with another Barcelona legend in Xavi Hernandez for the fifth-most assists in Champions League history.
It sure would be noteworthy if Neymar were to achieve this milestone against Manchester City — a team that has been tabbed by many as a favorite in this season’s Champions League competition.