Atalanta vs PSG: Neymar fluffs one-on-one chance with embarrassing miss


Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to Neymar to fire them to Champions League glory this season.

The Brazilian is healthy and has a point to prove, and what better way to do it than by helping PSG  become champions of Europe.

So much was expected of Neymar during his time at Barcelona but he's failed to reach the heights some thought he might do. 

But with PSG in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, he'll be desperate to silence his critics.

However, his attempts to do that didn't get off to a great start.


The 28-year-old produced an awful miss in the opening minutes of PSG's tie against Atalanta on Wednesday, skewing his shot wide after being put through 1-on-1. 

It really was a horrendous attempt from the Brazil international.

Just check out Kylian Mbappe's reaction on the bench...

Mbappe knew how bad it was.

And Neymar was made to pay for his miss when Atalanta went 1-0 up in the 27th minute thanks to Mario Pasalic's fine strike.

Are PSG about to disappoint once again?

Despite their lavish spending, the French club have struggled to make an impact in Europe.

They failed to get beyond the round-of-16 in each of the past three seasons and in the four years before that, were knocked out at the quarter-final stage.

For a team that has featured world-class players throughout that time, it's not been good enough.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel doesn't doubt his side's chances of winning the competition, though.

"We are capable of winning the Champions League," Tuchel said in June, per the Ligue 1 website. "It's a tournament. I am convinced we will be very strong."

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