Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has explained that he did not celebrate intentionally in front of Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich after they advanced to the Champions League semi-finals on away goals.
The tie which finished 3-3 on aggregate, was a rematch of last season’s Champions League final which Bayern won 1-0.
Before Tuesday’s game, Bayern’s Kimmich and Thomas Muller expressed their confidence that the German champions would go through at the Parc des Princes.
However PSG advanced and Neymar was captured on camera celebrating with teammate Leandro Paredes in front of an annoyed Kimmich as the referee whistled for full-time.
“It’s funny because I didn’t even celebrate to mess with him, it was more with Leo and I ended up celebrating with him. It was fate that put me close to [Kimmich],” Neymar told TNT Sports Brasil after the match.
“He said that their team was better, that they would win. He was sure that they would go to the semifinals.”