The Brazilian superstar was among the substitutes for the Champions League round of 16 clash at the Parc Des Princes and watched Thibaut Courtois guess right and deny Lionel Messi from the penalty spot.
PSG absolutely bossed the game and finally broke the deadlock in the 94th minute when Kylian Mbappe, who had earlier won the spot-kick - weaved his way through a couple of Real defenders before finishing past Courtois.
The Frenchman got the plaudits - understandably so given he's set to join Los Blancos in the summer - but Neymar made a monumental impact.
He entered the fray in the 72nd minute, replacing Angel Di Maria. Neymar had been struggling for fitness in recent times yet when he came on he brought immediate flair and excitement to PSG's attack.
Straight away he got on the ball, beat defenders with ease and linked up with Messi and Mbappe as PSG continued to put pressure on the 13-time European champions.
And he registered the assist for that wondrous Mbappe winner, producing a silky backheel to set the 23-year-old down the left flank.
The world's most expensive player made his first appearance since November after being out of action due to an ankle injury.
He looked like he'd never been away though and we're hoping he's ready to start the second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 9.
Neymar (30) is out injured for 3 months & the 1st thing he does back in the action is beat 4 Real Madrid players with a mazy run - the Brazilian’s strengths & weaknesses aside for a moment, he truly is a unique talent.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) February 16, 2022
The assist means Neymar has picked up 20 assists since the 2016/17 campaign and is level at the top of the charts alongside Mbappe.
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