The Lord of the Comeback: Neymar Jr has a will of his own
With Barça just seven minutes from elimination on Wednesday night, the Brazilian striker took up the blaugrana cause
HARRISON MICHAEL TOLL
12:43PM Friday 10 Mar
Elimination was near, but the power of Neymar Jr could not be undone.
It was in this moment, in the 88th minute at Camp Nou, when all hope had faded, that Neymar, FC Barcelona’s 25-year-old striker, took up his team’s cause.
First, a free kick. Then, a penalty kick. Then, with a deep pass that seemed to hang over the earth for 500 years, the Brazilian found one of the most unlikely players imaginable. A full-back, Sergi Roberto of the Barça youth academy. One by one, Paris Saint-Germain fell to the power of Neymar...