He may not have scored, but Neymar finally saw him becoming a decisive figure for PSG in a do-or-die game for the French side.
The Brazilian did not have the best first half of all time, as he missed quite a few chances in front of goal. Even so, the world's most expensive player put himself together and handed out an assist for Marquinhos' equalizer. Minutes later, he was key in the build-up to PSG's second goal against Atalanta, cementing his well-deserved Man of the Match award.
The South American ace's ability to bounce back from his poor performance during the first half also saw him grabbing a couple of records in the top club competition in the world.
Neymar completed 16 take-ons vs Atalanta, the most by a player in a single #UCL game so far this season.— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 12, 2020
Neymar won 9 fouls vs Atalanta, the most by a player in a single #UCL game so far this season.
His overall competition record is bonkers. pic.twitter.com/erhHkziRQa
Luckily for PSG, the talk surrounding Neymar will have more to do with his leadership skills rather than having something to do with his diving antics. Hats off to the Brazilian ace!