Neymar Jr. will make his 50th game for the Champions League on the duel against Napoli
This Wednesday (24), Neymar Jr. will reach a new important number in his career. After the match against Napoli, for the Champions League, the number 10 will reach his 50th game by the European tournament. Let's recall some of the player's trajectory.
His first match for the European tournament was on September 18, in 2013, when Barcelona defeated Ajax by 4-0. Neymar Jr. says he felt a "butterflies in my stomach until starting the match" and commented that "Messi put on a show" in the duel, being "unforgettable".
The first time he scored a Champions League goal was on December 11, in 2013. And it was not just one goal, it was three! On that day, Barcelona defeated Celtic by 6-1. This was the first of many, and for the athlete, his most unforgettable goal was when he shook the nets in the final game of the 2014/2015 season, giving Barça a win over Juventus by 3-1.
In 49 games, he scored 30 goals (21BCN - 9PSG) and 19 assists (15BCN - 4PSG). Within 30 goals, Neymar Jr. made two hat-tricks (Barcelona 6x1 Celtic and PSG 6x1 Red Star). He was champion and top-scorer (10 goals) in the 2014/2015 season. For the player, winning the title in 2014/2015 was his most special moment in the tournament.
"It's a great honor! When I was a child, I dreamed of being able to play a match in the Champions League, listening to the "opera" and stuff. Suddenly stopping, looking back and seeing that there were already 50 games, 30 goals, a title and an artillery. But I'm sure the best is yet to come. PSG is stronger than ever this season," Neymar Jr. said of his championship record.
Neymar Jr.’s 50th match on the Champions League will be this Wednesday (24), at the Parc des Princes, against Napoli, where the PSG number 10 still has chances to become the top Brazilian scorer in the tournament in case he scores one goal.