The Ligue 1 giants hurried the Champions League dreams of the German rivals at the last-16 point and took aim at the Norwegian forward.
Neymar and his Paris Saint-Germain team-mates took to mocking Erling Haaland’s meditation bash in a Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund, apparently in response to a picture that emerged of the Norwegian on social networking.
There were no fans inside Parc des Princes on Wednesday to watch a 2-0 victory for its Ligue 1 titleholders.
Ongoing containment protocols concerning the spread of coronavirus saw a heavyweight European experience happen behind closed doors.
There was, however, plenty for the Paris natives to celebrate as a crunch clash was turned on its head.
Dortmund arrived in the French capital boasting a narrow one-goal advantage in the first leg but Neymar cancelled out that within 28 minutes since the Brazil global forward broke the deadlock from the return .
After finding the goal, the South American chose to poke fun at a rival leading the line for Dortmund.
He put his hands together in meditation pose, with that party having been the calling card of prolific Norwegian frontman Haaland.
The trolling from PSG was subsequently taken a step further in the fulltime whistle.
By then, Thomas Tuchel’s side were toasting a location at the quarter-finals, with Juan Bernat has grabbed their second goal of the night on the stroke of half-time.
A forgettable day for Dortmund saw them finish with 10 men, as their European dreams were dashed, with Emre May see red late on.
The whole PSG squad took to the area afterward to present in meditation mode.
The answer to their activities on social media was mixed, with some questioning why a star-studded team felt that the need to mock 19-year-old Haaland.
The French giants were apparently seeking to get their own back to the Dortmund star after a picture appeared on social media of him supposedly claiming Paris is”my town, none”.
It’s asserted that Haaland posted the picture on his Snapchat account though it remains unclear if the picture is real or if it was edited by a third party and then shared across social networking.
That did not stop Neymar and his team-mates from responding to it, but with the 28-year-old after posting his own”Paris is our town, none” message on Instagram, accompanied by an image of him acting Haaland’s celebration.
PSG are now awaiting the draw for the last eight of the 2019-20 Champions League, while Haaland and Dortmund must narrow their focus on the pursuit of a national crown at the Bundesliga.