Real Madrid scoffed when Paris Saint-Germain swooped in to sign Neymar from Barcelona for £200million in the summer... but they’re not laughing now, writes Rik Sharma in Madrid.
Finishing second to Tottenham in the group means reigning European champions Madrid must now face the Brazilian who
Neymar has tipped Manchester City to be a “serious” threat in the Champions League.
The Brazilian has likened his new team Paris Saint-Germain to Pep Guardiola’s Blues — lacking history at the top level, but hungry to put down a marker among the elite.
Neymar and his
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN stars will arrive in Madrid in style as they board their new personalised private jet.
The mega-rich French giants take on Zinedine Zidane's reigning European Champions in a mouth-watering clash at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.
And their arrival will not go unnoticed with their luxury Fly Emirates plane
EVERYBODY is looking forward to this game.
The greatest club in Champions League history against a club which would give anything to win it once.
There is no doubt Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain depend on their star men, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
Both of them will want to prove they
NEYMAR has reminded Real Madrid they are dealing with a Champions League winner ahead of their Paris Saint-Germain clash tomorrow night.
The PSG ace got himself a tattoo of the European Cup he won in 2015 with Barcelona on the inside of his right leg.
And behind his left ear
There is no method to stopping Neymar according to Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal.
The Spain right-back will not face the Brazilian forward on Wednesday in the Champions League last 16 due to suspension, meaning Nacho or Achraf Hakimi will deputise.
Neymar has 28 goals in just 27
REAL MADRID vs Paris Saint-Germain is the standout tie of the Champions League last-16, no question.
For Los Blancos it’s an opportunity to save what has been a disappointing season... for the Parisiens a win would send a message to the rest of Europe.
Real are reigning European champions and
LIVERPOOL cruised to another comfortable win as they dismantled a resigned-looking Southampton 2-0 at St Mary's on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp had usual suspects Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino to thank for the victory.
Firstly, Salah jinked inside and squared the ball to Firmino to sweep the ball into the back
NEYMAR'S girlfriend Bruna Marquezine turned up in style to annual Brazilian carnival in Rio.
The award-winning actress has been in and on and off relationship for five years with the world most expensive player.
She was most recently at Neymar's show-stopping 26th birthday party with 200 guests in Paris.
NEYMAR could be a doubt for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid after Paris Saint-Germain’s bruising win against Toulouse.
The 26-year-old is in line to feature in his first game back in Spain since he swapped Barcelona for Paris last summer.
PSG boss Unai Emery rested a host of
LIONEL MESSI insists Barcelona are "better off" following the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian left the Nou Camp in the summer, with Real Madrid having pipped them to the title — and winning the Champions League for the second year running.
Despite many predicting the end for
Lionel Messi insists Barcelona are better as a result of Neymar's departure having adapted their style of play.
Paris Saint-Germain bought the Brazilian for £202m last summer, but the Blaugrana have flourished since under Ernesto Valverde.
But Messi believes the La Liga giants have improved with the side
He's now the world's most expensive player but there was a time when Neymar could have been snapped up for £8million - but that was considered too expensive.
The Brazilian superstar, now famously at Paris St-Germain, could have kicked off his senior career in Russia had things gone differently.
ALEXIS SANCHEZ has smashed a Manchester United record for most shirts sold in the January window.
Not only were club records broken, but in terms of social interaction, Alexis' unveiling on social media garnered 75 per cent more traction than when Neymar made his world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Despite his huge success on the pitch for Manchester United and England over the past couple of years, it is nice to see that Marcus Rashford still has time for his fans.
Even the very, very famous ones.
At least that seemed to be the case at
BRAZIL legend Ronaldo has urged former club Real Madrid to sign Neymar, who he claims will soon become "the best player in the world."
Los Blancos are expected to revolutionise their attack this summer on the back of a disastrous campaign.
Neymar is among the major superstars they are targeting
Former Real Madrid striker Ronaldo believes Zinedine Zidane's side need Neymar.
The Brazilian has been linked with a stunning move to the Bernabeu despite only joining PSG in a world-record deal last summer.
The pair were both in London at the unveiling of Nike's new Mercurial 360 boots.
And while former
Barcelona legend Xavi has named the the two players who he thinks will replace Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the top.
The Spaniard, who now plays for Qatari side Al-Sadd SC, was team-mates with the Argentinian for 10 seasons, while he played in the same league
FOOTBALL'S biggest stars are attending Nike's event in London on Wednesday, including the likes of Ronaldo, Eden Hazard and Neymar.
While a number of other players sponsored by the American brand have headed to the English capital, where an unveiling is believed to happen.
The likes of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick
NEYMAR'S astonishing £600,000-a-week salary has been revealed to be more than DOUBLE the wages of the next best player in French football.
The Brazilian star stunned football when he decided to quit Barcelona last summer to make a £198million move to Ligue 1.
Paris Saint-Germain, backed by Qatar Sports Investments,
NEYMAR will snub Real Madrid as he is "very happy, very comfortable" at Paris Saint-Germain, according to the Ligue 1 leaders' academy chief.
Luis Fernandez insists the Neymar he knows is the opposite of reports that suggest the £198million world record buy from Barcelona is unsettled and itching to
CRISTIANO RONALDO is now the fourth best player in the world according to Gary Lineker.
The Portuguese superstar has been rivalling Lionel Messi over who is the greatest on the planet for years.
But Ronaldo's form has deteriorated this season, limiting the 33-year-old to just eight league goals in 17.
Sharp suits, celebrity guests and stunning girlfriend - Neymar knows how to party.
The Brazilian turns 26 today - the same day as Cristiano Ronaldo - but last night it was all about him.
In a lavish party said to have been attended be the likes of Brazilian legend Ronaldo,
IF you should happen to have a child born on February 5, go out and buy them a football and a pair of boots immediately...
Why's that you ask? Well, there is a pretty good chance they will go on to become one of the best footballers on the
NEYMAR celebrated his 26th birthday with a posh black-tie party in Paris with 200 guests.
The £198million PSG superstar was joined by his team-mates and their other halves at the elegant Pavillon Cambon in the heart of the city.
Girlfriend Bruna Marquezine - who Neymar got back together with in
Barcelona have revealed how much money Ernesto Valverde will be allowed to spend in the summer transfer window.
The Catalan club have not been shy when it comes to flashing the cash, having signed Philippe Coutinho for £142 million in January.
And it seems that the deal to bring the
NEYMAR has been blamed as the sole cause of a surge in worldwide transfer fees since he joined Paris Saint-Germain.
The Brazilian left in August for a world record £198million.
As a knock-on effect, the Catalan side will end up spending around £265m on Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho if
THE details of Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar's birthday celebrations have reportedly been revealed.
The Brazil international, who turns 26 on Monday, will host 50 guests on Sunday evening.
Spanish news outlet AS reports that Neymar will fly 50 guests over from Brazil for the party, and he will also cover all
Neymar is planning to throw a huge party to celebrate turning 26.
The Brazilian 's birthday is on Monday but he will host 50 guests on Sunday evening, the day after Paris Saint-Germain's clash with Lille.
According to AS , Neymar will fly 50 guests over from
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN boss defended star man Neymar after the Brazilian hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons against Rennes.
The 25-year-old was at the centre of controversy in the Coupe de la Ligue semi-final clash in which Les Parisiens won 3-2.
Neymar angered the Rennes players after profusely showboating