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Neymar marks another Champions League record against Basaksehir

Thu 10 December 2020 | 9:57

The Brazilian, who is already the most expensive player in history, became the first player to score more than 20 goals for two different clubs in the competition.

Neymar scored a hattrick against Basaksehir in the match was postponed 24 hours as both sides walked-off the pitch as Basaksehir’s assistant coach, Pierre Webo, was the victim of alleged racial abuse from the fourth official during Tuesday's game.

Although 13 minutes were played on Tuesday, the game restarted 24 hours later with players of both sides kneeled around the centre-circle in repudiation of racist language and actions. Neymar striked three times during the game, as he granted a penalty kick to Kylian Mbappe to end his drought.

Neymar has now scored 20 strikes in the competition for PSG, a mark he reached during his four years at Barcelona, where he scored 21 goals in 40 matches for Blaugrana. This means that Neymar is the first player to reach 20 Champions League goals with two different clubs, a milestone that put him in front of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Robert Lewandowski.

Messi scored all of his 121 Champions League goals in Barca, while Cristiano Ronaldo has only scored Fifteen of his current tally of 134 goals in Manchester United, though the Portuguese is likely to reach the milestone as he has 14 Champions League goals for his current side, Juventus.

Lewandowski had scored 17 times in the Champions League for Dortmund, as he has gone on to net 54 goals in 66 appearances for Bayern Munich.


source: SportMob

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