Neymar made a bit of history during Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 UEFA Champions League away group stage win over Maccabi Haifa.
Neymar shined in the contest, and his work ended up paying off with a late goal to seal the victory for PSG, which kept the Ligue 1 powerhouse in first place in Champions League Group H.
The goal for Neymar was the 42nd of his Champions League career, which broke a tie with former Argentine forward Sergio Aguero on the all-time goals list in the competition’s history. More so, the Brazilian forward now only ranks behind Lionel Messi for the most Champions League goals scored ever by a South American player.
Most goals scored by South American players in #UCL history:
🇦🇷 126 – Lionel Messi
🇧🇷 42 – Neymar 🔺
🇦🇷 41 – Sergio Agüero
🇺🇾 35 – Edinson Cavani
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In the big picture, Neymar is currently tied with former Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero for 15th on the all-time Champions League goals list with 42. The PSG star forward sure has what it takes to reach to soon reach 50 goals scored in the competition.