The winner of the jersey swap with Neymar, 31, was Jeonbuk Hyundai forward Gustavo, 29.
PSG won the third leg of their Coupang Play series against Jeonbuk 3-0 at Busan Asiad Stadium on Wednesday at 5 p.m. thanks to a brace from Neymar and another from Marco Asensio. It was PSG’s first win in three games after going winless during their preseason Asia tour.
The match marked Neymar’s return to action after more than six months on the sidelines following an ankle injury in February. He made his first start of the preseason and played the full game, scoring two goals and providing one assist. He opened the scoring in the 40th minute after stripping Kim Bo-Kyung with an exquisite individual effort inside the penalty box. Neymar, who had been tormenting Jeonbuk’s defense throughout the first half, completed his hat-trick in the 37th minute after quickly finding space behind the defense, receiving a forward pass from a teammate and calmly finishing one-on-one with the goalkeeper. He wasn’t done yet. In the 43rd minute, he assisted Marco Asensio’s goal with an exquisite heel pass.
After the game, many Jeonbuk players wanted to swap jerseys with Neymar, with Jeonbuk captain Hong Jeong-ho revealing at the pre-match press conference that “(Moon) Sun-min wants to swap jerseys with Neymar.” However, it was Gustavo who switched jerseys. Gustavo is from the same country as Neymar, Brazil. Gustavo came on as a substitute at the start of the second half and played 38 minutes until the end.
Speaking to us in the Mixed Zone after the match, Gustavo said: “I was very excited before the game against PSG. I thought it was a special and great opportunity. I wanted to show what I can do,” he said of his performance.카지노사이트
“We talked before the game and wished each other good luck,” he said. “We exchanged jerseys and took pictures together, which is something that doesn’t happen very often. I was very happy because it’s not a common opportunity. There was a lot of competition for the jersey exchange, so I’m grateful.”
“We still have the league, the FA Cup, and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL). We are focused on giving our best in every game. We want to be champions in the remaining competitions.”
Moon, whose jersey swap with Neymar fell through, said after the game, “I wanted to get the jersey, but the Brazilians talked to me first. It would be rude to ask for more, so I exchanged it with a player with the same number as me (Ser N’Dour).”
Speaking about Neymar in person, Moon said, “He definitely had a unique Brazilian rhythm. He has his own tempo, so I felt like I couldn’t take the ball away from him easily.”