This is why Neymar is the greatest dribbler in UCL history

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Neymar is the player with the most dribbles in a UEFA Champions League match in history.

In addition to assisting PSG in advancing to the Champions League semifinals in 2020 UCL semi-final, Neymar accomplished a feat that hasn’t been accomplished by a player in the competition in twelve years.

As the game moved into the ninetieth minute, the Brazilian was the best player for the French team on a night when it appeared as though they would stumble in Europe once more.

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But they rallied, with Neymar contributing to both Marquinhos’ and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s goals to secure a 2-1 victory and a trip to the semi-finals.

For much of the game, Neymar gave off the impression that he was trying to do everything by himself, as evidenced by his stats.

The Brazilian international’s 16 completed dribbles were really the most by any player in the competition since 2008 when Lionel Messi played against Manchester United. In 2003, Javier Zanetti achieved a similar result against Dinamo Kiev.

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Jadon Sancho makes his name on the list

After completing 13 successful dribbles against PSG in the first leg of the 2023/24 UCL semi-final for Dortmund, Jadon Sancho has made his name on the list of elite dribblers in the competition’s history.

You can clearly see in the tweet why Neymar is one of the greatest dribblers to have ever lived. His extraordinary talent has taken him to the top of the football world, making him the closest player to be compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.