Neymar reacts to PSG collapse

UEFA Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has commented on his side's collapse against Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League this week.

The Ligue 1 giants squandered a first-half lead to suffer a 2-1 defeat at the hands of their Premier League opponents on Wednesday, with the result compounded by a red card shown to midfielder Idrissa Gueye.

PSG's disappointing second-half display has put the club at a disadvantage against City heading into the second leg of the semi-final tie, with Pep Guardiola's side having claimed two priceless away goals from their trip to Paris.

That means that the reigning French champions must score at least twice in Manchester if they are to progress to the final of the competition for a second consecutive season, having fallen at the last hurdle against Bayern Munich last time out.

Star man Neymar, who was kept relatively quiet by City's defence on Wednesday, took to social media after the match to comment on his side's defeat and share a message of optimism ahead of next week's return fixture.

"We lost the battle but the war continues," the former FC Barcelona forward shared on Instagram. "I believe in my team, I believe that we can be better than we were. Allez Paris. 1% fortune, 99% faith."

The second leg is set to take place at the Etihad Stadium next week Tuesday, when the winner will secure a spot in the final against either Real Madrid or Chelsea, who played out to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the other semi-final on Tuesday.

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