Neymar scored the first Champions League goal of his career on Wednesday, helping Barcelona snap out of their slump with a resounding 6-1 victory over Celtic.
The result itself meant nothing; Barcelona were established as group winners while Celtic were already eliminated. But for Neymar it was a special day, not only because he finally opened his Champions League account in his sixth game.
Neymar must have enjoyed the taste of Champions League success, because the 21-year-old Brazilian promptly went on to score two more goals to notch his very first hat trick at Barcelona. The two goals after halftime were particularly sweet, too:
It was a day of significant firsts for Neymar, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he produces many more nights like this in the future.
Barcelona fans’ reaction over Neymar are probably best summed up with this: