Neymar explains controversial celebration

UEFA Champions League

Neymar has explained why he controversially celebrated in front of Joshua Kimmich following Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Champions League victory over Bayern Munich.

Last season's beaten finalists PSG exacted revenge on the reigning champions on Tuesday evening after recording a 3-3 Champions League quarter-final aggregate victory over the Bavarians on the away goals rule.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the celebration in question

After winning the first leg 3-2 in Munich, the Parisians were made to sweat when former player Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting squared matters for Bayern, but Mauricio Pochetinno's side held out to secure their progression in the competition.

In the immediate aftermath of PSG's victory, Neymar courted controversy when he was filmed celebrating his side's triumph with teammate Leandro Paredes in the face of opposition defender Kimmich, who appeared visibly annoyed.

"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 him," Neymar told TNT Sports Brasil.

"He said that their team was better, that they would win. He was sure that they would go through to the semifinals."

The Brazilian's reaction follows after Kimmich's pre-match comments, in which he claimed that the Bundesliga giants had been the better team in the first leg, despite PSG walking away with the victory.

"I believe that we will progress because we're the better team," the Germany international told Bayern's website. "We were the better team in the first leg, but unfortunately, the result didn't correspond to the result.

"In the first leg, they threatened three times and scored three times. Apart from that, I don't remember Paris have many more chances. Now we have to take these chances."

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