– Neymar admitted losing was part of the sport as he thanked fans who commiserated with him in the wake of the defeat
– Kingsley Coman’s solitary goal proved vital as Bayern claimed slim win to claim the prestigious trophy
– The title is Bayern’s sixth Champions League title, equaling Liverpool’s record of the same number
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Neymar has taken to social media to pass his heartfelt congratulations to Bayern Munich following the German side’s triumph in the Champions League.
Bayern, who have enjoyed a scintillating campaign stunned Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in Lisbon on Sunday night, August 23, to win the European title.
Kingsley Coman’s 59th header proved the difference in the highly-contested match as the Bavarians strolled to victory.
Neymar, having inspired PSG to a historic berth to the finals was hoping to lead the French side’s to glory.
However, the Parisians failed to capitalise on earlier chances only to be punished Bayern who were clinical in all departments.
The defeat meant Neymar is yet to add to the European title he won with Barcelona five years ago and the loss clearly hit the Brazilian ace.
Members of PSG’s management had to console an emotional Neymar who broke down after the final whistle.
But the forward appeared to have overcome his emotions later after the devastating defeat and took to Twitter to applaud Bayern.
The year-old further thanked fans who commiserated with him, admitting “losing is part of the sport.”
“Losing is part of the sport, we try everything, we fight until the end,” the Brazil international posted.
“Thank you for the support and affection I have received, each and every one of you. And congratulations to Bayern [sic],” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Thomas Tuchel has admitted that he would be delighted to have Lionel Messi join Paris Saint Germain but the German-born tactician believes the Argentine will remain at Barcelona.
The 33-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Camp Nou over a series of bust-ups with the Catalans board.
Inter Milan and Manchester City are other clubs that have shown interest in the six-time Ballon d’Or winner with his contract set to expire next summer.
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