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28 Nov, 2018 21:00

Neymar goal for PSG v Liverpool makes him Brazil's top Champions League scorer (PHOTOS)

Neymar’s goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Liverpool in the pair’s Champions League clash moved him to the top of the scoring charts among Brazilians in Europe’s premier club competition.
Neymar goal for PSG v Liverpool makes him Brazil's top Champions League scorer (PHOTOS)

Neymar struck in the 37th minute at the Parc des Princes after tucking home a rebound from an Edinson Cavani shot following a blistering team move involving the Brazilian and French teen sensation Kylian Mbappe.

The strike from the PSG number 10 was his 31st in the Champions League proper – taking him one ahead of retired attacking midfield great Kaka and four clear of former Barcelona star Rivaldo.    

It was the 26-year-old Brazilian’s 10th in the competition for PSG – with the others coming for former club Barcelona.  


He's reached the mark in just 52 Champions League games - 34 fewer than Kaka - and also has 22 assists in the competition. 


More importantly on the night, the goal added to Juan Bernat's opener and gave PSG a two-goal cushion as they sought to overtake Liverpool in second spot in a tight Group C.

Liverpool’s James Milner pulled one back for the Reds just before half-time to give them hope heading into the second period in Paris, but PSG closed out the win to put them in the driving seat for last 16 qualification.