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23 March, Saturday


Neymar's reaction to the victory of Man Utd. over PSG

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NEYMAR looked absolutely devastated as Paris Saint-Germain were dumped out of the Champions League by Manchester United.

Neymar struggled to contain his emotions as Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of Manchester United.

The Brazilian has been sidelined with a metatarsal injury in recent weeks, meaning he missed his side’s 2-0 first leg victory over the Red Devils at Old Trafford.

And Neymar was also in the stands at the Parc des Princes for the second leg, hoping to see the French giants cruise into the quarter-finals of the competition.

However, a 3-1 victory for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side – capped by Marcus Rashford’s 94th-minute penalty - was enough to see the Premier League outfit pull off an unlikely comeback.

The goal in added time ensured that United progressed through on away goals, despite the aggregate score being tied at 3-3.

Television pictures captured Neymar’s reaction following Rashford’s vital spot-kick, with the PSG star dumbfounded at the scenes unfolding in front of him.

The late collapse brings back memories of the Ligue 1 champions’ capitulation at the hands of Barcelona last year when the Spanish side won the second leg of their tie 6-1 to progress.

Neymar’s expression is a picture of despair, disbelief and anger as United became the only team to ever lose the first leg of a Champions League or European Cup tie at home by two goals and still go through.

On the penalty, Rashford said: "There's no fun in that as a penalty taker - it's just relief.

“When that hits the net, it's a case of thank everything!

“In that position you just go numb. Others may feel differently but you just do it to be a leader."

After the game United legend Rio Ferdinand revealed he thought the penalty should not have been given.

"I don't think it's a penalty but turning your back, as a defender, you get punished for things like that,” he said.

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