- Neymar and Mbappe were crucial for their PSG side’s crucial comeback performance in the Champions League
- Two late goals ensured the Paris giants broke their quarter final jinx in the competition
- The PSG President declared after the game that the duo would not leave the club ever despite links with other European giants
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Paris Saint Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi sensationally declared PSG duo Neymar and Kylian Mbappe would spend the rest of their careers with the French giants.
Both Neymar and Mbappe were instrumental in the dramatic comeback for PSG against Atalanta in the Champions League quarter final on Wednesday, August 13.
Mbappe was particularly instrumental for his side’s turn around despite the fact that he was only fit enough to play for 30 minutes.
For Neymar, he ran the show on his own but found it difficult to find his cutting edge in front of goal for lengthy periods in the game.
Regardless, the pair were crucial for both their late goals in the game, with the Brazilian Neymar clinching the man of the match award.
The win saved the PSG President the heartbreak of suffering another textbook quarter final defeat, and he was in extremely confident mood after the game.
So confident, in fact, that he declared his most valuable players would end their careers in Paris.
"Everyone said that Paris was not ready for the Champions League but we showed a great mentality, with great players," Al-Khelaifi told RMC Sport
“Neymar and Kylian are some of the best players in the world but it was the team that had a great game, even though Ney was really good. In recent months he has changed in the team. They're both going to stay, they're never going to leave!" he went on to declare.
Both Neymar and Mbappe have been subject to a lot of transfer speculation in the recent past, with several European giants expressing interest.
Real Madrid have particularly been pursuing Mbappe since the beginning of the season, although PSG are largely unwilling to sell.
For Neymar, he was linked with a sensational move back to Barcelona last summer but it looks like he has once again settled his mind in Paris.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Neymar was instrumental as French club Paris Saint-German made a sensational last gasp come back 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.
Neymar 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.
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