Neymar's night started with a swagger but ended in floods of tears as Bayern Munich beat PSG

The Champions League final brought out a rollercoaster of emotions once again for the Brazilian superstar

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Where there is Neymar, there is normally a bundle of drama and emotion - and the Champions League final was no exception.

But instead of raucous after-match partying and tears of joy, it was nothing but sorrow for the Brazilian star as his Paris Saint-Germain side were edged out 1-0 by a mean Bayern Munich machine.

His night began with a swagger as he arrived at the empty Estadio da Luz in Lisbon, with a huge speaker in his hand ready for the post-victory celebrations which never came. Instead, the only dancing came after stepping off the team bus.

While teammate Kylian Mbappe, in his first Champions League final, managed to hold his emotions together at the final whistle, Neymar let it all out, creating one of the defining images of the night as he was comforted by Bayern's David Alaba.

"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 BAYERN," he tweeted afterwards.

On Instagram meanwhile, he accompanied a disconsolate image with a religious reference: "I fought the good fight, I finished the race, I kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4: 7."


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