Neymar becomes highest-scoring Brazilian in Champions League history after scoring his 31st goal in PSG’s group stage tie with Liverpool
- Neymar has become the highest-scoring Brazilian in Champions League history
- He scored his 31st goal in the competition against Liverpool on Wednesday
- The 26-year-old had drawn level with the previous record in early October
- Treble in Serbia drew him level with Kaka but he went ahead with Liverpool strike
Neymar became the highest-scoring Brazilian in Champions League history on Wednesday night after scoring his 31st goal in the competition.
The milestone strike came in the 36th minute for Paris Saint-Germain against Liverpool at Parc des Princes.
Neymar struck after Edinson Cavani’s shot was palmed out to him by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson.
Neymar broke the record for number of goals scored by a Brazilian in the Champions League
Neymar scored after Edinson Cavani’s shot was turned back into his path by Alisson
The 26-year-old had drawn level with the previous record — set by Kaka — of 30 last month when he scored a hat-trick in PSG’s 6-1 demolition of Red Star Belgrade in Serbia.
That treble also saw him become the 20th player to reach 30 goals in Europe’s premier club competition.
Neymar has surpassed a host of Brazilian superstars in making his way to the top of the list.
Neymar celebrates with his team-mates after Paris Saint-Germain’s first goal of the evening
ALL-TIME BRAZILIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GOALSCORERS
While Kaka managed 30 goals in the competition during his time playing for Milan and Real Madrid, one-time World Cup winner Rivaldo is third in the all-time rankings.
He notched a total of 27 goals in 73 games while playing for Milan and Barcelona.
Neymar now stands above both of those and is close to leading the assist charts, too.
He has 22 assists from 51, which trails Kaka’s 26.
Rivaldo only got to 11 throughout his career in Europe’s premier competition.