Neymar congratulated the wrong team after Paris Saint-Germain’s loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.
PSG failed to add an elusive piece of silverware to their collection after being beaten 1-0 by Bayern at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Sunday.
Thomas Tuchel’s men created the clearer openings in a tense first half, but Manuel Neuer kept out efforts from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to ensure that the teams went in level at the interval.
Bayern dominated possession throughout the 90 minutes, and eventually found a way through PSG’s stubborn rearguard in the 59th minute as Kingsley Coman headed home a beautifully flighted Joshua Kimmich cross.
Hansi Flick’s side held on a for a victory which saw them complete the treble, emulating the achievements of Jupp Heynckes’ class of 2012-13.
Neymar was overcome with emotion after the final whistle, and although David Alaba sportingly attempted to console his opponent, the Brazilian’s tears flowed as the reality of the defeat began to sink in
The world’s most expensive player eventually composed himself enough to send out a tweet congratulating Bayern on their victory, but was left red-faced after forgetting to type the final letter of the team’s name
Neymar ended up paying tribute to Bayer Leverkusen by mistake, as he stated: “Losing is part of the sport, we try everything, we fight until the end. Thank you for the support and affection of each one of you and CONGRATULATIONS to BAYER.”
Leverkusen issued a swift response to the PSG star via their official Twitter account, which reads: “Obrigado @neymarjr. I’m not sure why you congratulate me if I’m on vacation playing FIFA, but thanks.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?creatorScreenName=joyonlineghana&dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1297671703162544129&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.myjoyonline.com%2Fsports%2Ffootball%2Fneymar-congratulates-wrong-team-after-psg-lose-ucl-final%2F&siteScreenName=joyonlineghana&theme=light&widgetsVersion=223fc1c4%3A1596143124634&width=550px
Tuchel jumped to the defence of Neymar and Mbappe after their off-night in front of goal, as he told RMC Sport post-match: “We’ve lacked efficiency. We want Kylian and Neymar to score all the time. I’m proud because Ney had another amazing game. He showed his abilities, his mentality.