Four years, almost to the day, that Paris had not finished a match without scoring in the Champions League, with the exception of last summer's final against Bayern (1-0).
Since its elimination in the quarter-final of the event against Manchester City on April 12, 2016, PSG had always scored on the European stage.
At that time, Neymar was not yet wearing the colors of PSG.
But this Wednesday morning, the Brazilian will undoubtedly hear about this curious anniversary as he would have deserved, given his activity, to kill the suspense much earlier.
Like what he experienced last August in the quarter-finals in Lisbon, the Brazilian magnetized many balls yesterday at the Parc des Princes.
But as against the Italians of Atalanta Bergamo, Neymar played an incredible bad luck in the finish, notably touching the amounts on two occasions.
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Left to live an evening of the post, it was not really this one that the Brazilian had envisaged.
He would have bet more on the evening of "buddies", a meeting of good laughs with his friend Kylian, the one he admitted to consider as the "golden boy" of PSG in an interview granted this Tuesday to France-Football .
A Mbappé who, explains Neymar, "taught him a lot about how to be French" and to whom he owes his "happiness to be here."
Yesterday, the Parisian number 7 did everything to make his playmate even happier to be Parisian, doing their utmost to enhance their incredible connection with new decisive exploits on the European scene.
Triple stepover and strike
A week after playing the launching pads at the Allianz Arena, offered one of his two assists to the French world champion, it was Mbappé who, this time had donned the costume of a caviar delivery man.
Failing to have been able to deceive Neuer on the service of his friend (28th), the Brazilian then went there with his small numbers.
But his triple pass of legs chained with a strike from the left (34th) did not deceive the German goalkeeper.
No more than his magnificent curled shot repelled by the bar (37th) and his inevitable shot deflected this time by the post (39th).
A bad luck that will only have the consequence of maintaining the suspense until the final whistle.
Too short to push Di Maria's offering to the back of the net, Neymar will not have been decisive for the first in the Champions League since October 28 and the victory against Baskasehir (0-2).
But in two weeks, he will be in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second year in a row.
Honor is safe.