NEYMAR can enter the record books as only the third player to score a Champions League final goal for two different clubs tonight.
Paris Saint-Germain have already set several club milestones en route to a date with destiny against Bayern Munich.
Sunday’s showdown in Lisbon also represents the sort of individual glory that Neymar left Barcelona to achieve.
Having found himself stuck in Lionel Messi’s shadow, the Brazilian’s shock switch to Paris was derided by many as a doomed venture.
Yet the move can finally be considered a true success if he can beat the Argentine to a first Champions League triumph since their crowning together five years ago.
A goal in Berlin as Barcelona beat Juventus, saw the forward enter an elite set of players to net in the prestigious final.
And he can go one better with a strike against Munich in Lisbon tonight.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo and Mario Mandzukic have scored for two different clubs in Champions League finals, since the competition’s rebrand in 1992.
As the all-time top scorer in finals, Ronaldo netted for Manchester United in 2008 before moving to Real Madrid, scoring once in 2014 and twice in 2017.
Mandzukic also found the net in Juve’s defeat to Real three years ago, having helped Bayern in their last title win – over Borussia Dortmund in 2013.
Neymar can enter that club with a strike tonight while a hat-trick is required to dramatically level Ronaldo in the all-time final scorers’ list.
Now in his third season with PSG, the 28-year-old’s end of season run in usually takes a turn for the worst in some manner.
After foot injuries disrupted the final weeks of both of his last two campaigns, the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020.
However, with assists in each of Les Parisiens’ wins in Portugal so far, he could be about to step up once again and claim another page in the history books.