‘One for the ages’ – Fans blown away by the epic battle between Neymar and Lucas Hernandez

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What happens when a €222 million-worth unstoppable force meets an €80 million-worth immovable object? Well, there’s a good chance that you end up getting a contest of epic proportions.

And that’s exactly what fans witnessed as Neymar and Lucas Hernandez battled it out in one of the most exciting games of football this season.

It was an intense affair as Bayern Munich took on Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie at the Parc des Princes last night.

A riveting Champions League game that lived up to its expectations and then some as Bayern edged PSG 1-0 but were unable to progress due to the result in the first leg at Allianz Arena.

Despite not scoring a goal, PSG were a force to be reckoned with attack-wise as Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria wreaked havoc from the onset.

The Brazilian was especially in a menacing mood as he took defenders on will and completed 6 out of 9 dribbles he attempted. The former Barcelona man even struck the woodwork twice and was a constant thorn on Manuel Neuer’s side.

Though as good as Neymar was on the night, it is safe to say that he met his match in Lucas Hernandez. The French defender shut down everything that Neymar and Mbappe had to offer as he won possession 12 times during the 90 minutes (Squawka).

Neymar is easily one of the worst players to mark in the world of football. The Brazilian is quick on his feet, an excellent dribbler and very smart with his touches and despite all that, Lucas Hernandez stood firm and, won the viewers over with his performance last night.

Football fans appreciated the duel as Neymar and Lucas Hernandez stacked up against each other last night –

Some thought it was Neymar who had the upper hand

Though for many, it was Lucas Hernandez who was superior on the night

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By Surjit Patowary

Extremely passionate, detail-oriented when it comes to football. Obsessed with the news. Fact-checking is life!

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