Neymar Refuses To Accept Champions League Runners-Up Medal

Neymar was clearly devastated and inconsolable after Paris Saint-Germain lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in Lisbon.

The Brazilian cut a dejected figure as he sat in the dugout following the defeat in Lisbon, which came about following a second half header from former PSG winger Kingsley Coman.

Neymar had missed a couple of decent chances in the match, with his first half effort well saved by Bayern stopper Manuel Neuer and his second dragged wide when he was in a good position.

After the match, as PSG's players began to get themselves into a line to trudge up and collect their runners-up medals, Neymar stayed sat in the dugout and had to be coaxed onto the pitch to join his teammates.

Gary Lineker and Rio Ferdinand watched the incident unfold in the BT Sport studio and were initially critical of the Brazilian.

“Looks like they're trying to persuade Neymar to go up and collect his runners-up medal,” said Lineker.

“He has to go, you can't sulk,” added Ferdinand.

“You've got to show some respect for the opposition when they go up there and get the trophy.”

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Owen Hargreaves was also in the studio, and he paid tribute to the German club's boss.

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“Hansi Flick has found all the right decisions at the key moment and today that decision was Kingsley Coman,” he said.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.