Neymar matches Messi’s Champions League record of most dribbles in a game

Neymar matches Messi’s Champions League record of most dribbles in a game

- Neymar inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a late come back to beat Atalanta on Wednesday night, August 12

- The Brazilian completed 16 dribbles in the course of the game as they won 2-1

- He is now a joint record holder of the most dribbles in a Champions League game

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Neymar was instrumental as French club Paris Saint-German made a sensational last gasp comeback to eventually defeat a very formidable Atalanta to reach the Champions League semifinal.

Underdogs Atalanta have crashed out of the tournament after suffering a 2-1 stoppage-time defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

The French giants would have themselves to blame for being wasteful in the final third in the opening exchanges of the clash.

Neymar went close twice, but the Brazilian star squandered both chances as Atalanta kept PSG at bay.

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The Serie A side went on to take the lead in the 26th minute through Mario Pašalić who broke the deadlock with a beautiful curled effort.

In the course of the game, Neymar mesmerized the opposition as he navigated in and out of their defence in spectacular fashion as he completed 16 dribbles.

Neymar matches Lionel Messi’s Champions League record of most dribbles in a game
Neymar celebrates after helping PSG defeat Atalanta. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The 26-year-old now becomes a joint-record holder for the most dribbles (16) in a single Champions League match with only Lionel Messi and Javier Zanetti also achieving such a feat.

And when the Italian side appeared to have nicked it, Marquinhos equalized out of nothing, prodding home from Neymar's cross in the 90th minute.

Choupo-Moting went on to win it for PSG at stoppage time, ramming the ball to the back of the net from Kylian Mbappe's pass.

The win means Thomas Tuchel's men are through to the semis, ending their modern-day quarter-final jinx.

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Menwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo however emerged as the third most clinical finisher in the year 2020 despite notching up 21 goals for Juventus.

Ronaldo's incredible scoring record in the year helped Juve clinch their ninth title in a row but the 35-year-old only ranked behind two other Serie A strikers.

Atalanta's Luis Muriel and Sampdoria's Federico Bonazzoli are the most lethal strikers in 2020 despite scoring eight and five goals respectively. earlier reported that French champions Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly concluded to snub going for the signing of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and concentrate on Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

After winning the 2019/20 Italian Serie A title with Juventus, there have been reports that Paris Saint-Germain may still go for the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.

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