Neymar was booed by his own fans throughout his Paris St-Germain return against Strasbourg – then scored an injury-time overhead-kick victor.
Amid loud jeers and vilifying banners from his own fans, Neymar scored a stunning bicycle kick during injury time for French league bellwether Paris Saint-Germain to beat Strasbourg 1-0 on Saturday.
The Brazilian’s first appearance since the transfer window closed without him getting his desired move back to Barcelona looked set to be best remembered for the hostile reception handed to him by PSG supporters.
But with the game in the second minute of added time and the French champions unable to break the deadlock, Abdou Diallo crossed from the left and Neymar, with his back to goal, sent the ball arcing over his own head and into the net off the post.
It was a remarkable goal and a reminder of why PSG paid a world record 222 million euros ($264 million at the time) to sign Neymar in 2017. It additionally leaves them two points clear of Rennes at the top of Ligue 1.
“I made it clear that I have nothing against the fans, nothing against Paris Saint-Germain as a club. Everyone kens I wanted to depart. I am not going to get into the details of what transpired,” he verbally expressed after the game.
“It is time to turn the page. Today I am a Paris Saint-Germain player and I am going to give everything on the field.”
He had not played for his club since May and had been left on the sidelines in their first four league games of the campaign because of the skeptical circumventing his future.
Did Neymar encourage his fans?
“It is not the first time I have been booed by everyone,” Neymar revealed.”I played in Brazil away from home, I was widely booed. I have played in finals and been booed, I have performed here in France, away from home, and withal been booed.”It is woeful but I ken that, from now on, every game I play will be an away game.”
One banner unfurled in Portuguese, aimed at Neymar’s father who is withal his agent, read: “Neymar Senior, sell your son in the Vila Mimosa”.
Vila Mimosa is a district of Rio de Janeiro notorious for prostitution.
Neymar was booed and insulted by sections of the PSG support in the Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes.what he reply-
Neymar hit the post direct from a corner tardy on but ended up getting his revenge — it was against Strasbourg that he suffered a broken foot back in January.
As brilliant as the goal was, it was not met with unanimous approbation by adherents, but Neymar will limpidly be missed when he sits out Wednesday’s Champions League opener against Authentic Madrid due to suspension.
PSG were still without the injured Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani here, but Mauro Icardi appeared as a supersession after arriving on loan from Inter Milan just before the transfer deadline.
There was nothing Sels could do, however, when Neymar engendered his moment of magic at the death.