Neymar scores an 87th minute stunner to silence fans after having plastic cups thrown at him in the PSG vs Lyon match last night.
Neymar knows that he is in for a ride with the fans in Paris and not the kind that he will enjoy. Last week the Brazilian was at the end of several offensive chants while representing PSG in the match against Strasbourg.
The Brazilian was likened to a prostitute in most of the chants despite playing at home. He however, did not let it go to his head. Instead, he scored an overhead kick in extra time to win the game for his side.
Neymar spoke about the situation after the match and said that he expected a hostile reaction to him. Not entirely surprising, considering the stories surrounding him during the transfer season.
Neymar had hoped to move to Barcelona earlier in the summer. However, the move failed after both clubs failed to reach an agreement. Which meant that Neymar would continue to remain a PSG player at least until January.
While Neymar may have expected to be booed by the home fans in the aftermath of the saga, he may not have anticipated similar reactions from away fans. In an away match against Lyon, the Brazilian had plastic cups thrown at him while attempting to take a corner.
Neymar scores an 87th minute stunner to silence fans
In a manner usually associated with Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar used the negativity of the stadium to score a beauty in the 87th minute to silence his detractors for the second week running.
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With this victory, Neymar has now won 2 consecutive league games for PSG in the league. The victory was made even sweeter by the fact that the Parisians had flown for one of the biggest fixtures in the Ligue 1 calendar without the services of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani, Mauro Icardi or Pablo Sarabia.
Neymar has now scored 2 in 2 goals for PSG since his return from injury. With the kind of performances, he has dished out, perhaps it is for the better that the hostility against him continues.
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