French comes to the decision in the Champions League as protagonist of Paris Saint-Germain in the season; see comparison with the Brazilian ace
O Paris Saint Germain this Wednesday, the 7th, a crucial day to keep alive the chance to win the unprecedented cup of Europe Champions League. From 4 pm (Brasília time), the Parisian team enters the field to face the Bayern Munchen, at Allianz Arena, in the first round of the quarterfinals of the 2020/21 edition. Contrary to expectations, however, the French team does not reach the decision with Neymar, the most expensive signing in its history, as the main hope of the ball in the net. This is because the Brazilian has half of goal participation than Kylian Mbappé, top scorer of the season and standout in the standings against the Barcelona, in the previous phase of the continental tournament.
Hero in the rout against the Catalans, when he scored a hat-trick (three goals in the same match), Mbappé adds an impressive mark in the season. So far, the Frenchman has hit the net on 30 occasions and has given 9 assists to his teammates in the 37 matches played by PSG this season. In addition to the French Championship, where the blue and red team occupies the second position, the youth is also the deputy top scorer in the Champions League with six goals, behind only Erling Haaland, do Borussia Dortmund, which adds up to ten.
Neymar, on the other hand, had a promising start to the season, playing a key role in the victory of the blue and red squad in the victories over RB Leipzig, Manchester United e Instambul Basaksehir, also adding six goals in the three duels. The Brazilian star, however, suffered two more injuries and stayed away from the pitch for a long time. To make matters worse, on his return, against Lille, last Saturday, the star showed a performance well below expectations and ended up expelled after pushing his opponent. In all, he has just 13 goals and 6 assists in 20 games played, well below the numbers expected by the crowd. Last season, Mbappé also finished ahead of Neymar in the goals and assists criteria, being consecrated the best player of the French Championship, the main title won by the team. In addition, the French ranked seventh in the Fifa The Best 2020, while the player revealed by Santos was in ninth place.
See the comparison between Mbappé and Neymar in the 2020/2021 season:
Games: Mbappé 37 x 20 Neymar
Goals: Mbappé 30 x 13 Neymar
Assists: Mbappé 9 x 6 Neymar
Yellow cards: Mbappé 6 x 6 Neymar
Red cards: Mbappé 0 x 2 Neymar