It was a cheer with particular satisfaction when Neymar and Leandro Paredes jumped to their chests right in front of Joshua Kimmich's eyes after the final whistle in Prinzenpark.
“Fate wanted Kimmich to be there too,” said Brazilian superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain to the television channel “TNT Sports Brasil”.
PSG were defeated 0: 1 against FC Bayern, but that was enough to make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League.
“We were the better team in the first leg, but we lost,” said Bayern midfielder Kimmich before the game - and obviously challenged Neymar.
"You can have as much possession as you want, like you can charm a woman for a whole evening, and then someone comes and takes it away from you in five minutes," said Neymar in the Brazilian TV interview and laughed heartily.
The 29-year-old alluded to the temporary superiority of Bayern, which was not reflected in goals, especially in PSG's 3-2 first leg win in Munich.
"We needed that"
Last season, Bayern was the best team in the tournament for him, but he didn't see it that way this year.
"It went so far that I said: 'If we meet Bayern, Bayern will be eliminated'," said Neymar.
“We have prepared to overcome Bavaria;
we needed that to prove to ourselves that we can do it. "
Neymar and Kimmich in a duel
Source: dpa / Sebastien Muylaert
In the Champions League final in Lisbon eight months ago, PSG were also defeated by Bayern 1-0.
Neymar cried bitter tears at the time, and David Alaba, with whom he embraced this time, comforted him.
On Tuesday evening, a happy and also incredibly relieved Neymar could be seen in the Prinzenpark after reaching the semi-finals.
"Now we hope that we can win the trophy," said the most expensive player in the world, for whom PSG paid FC Barcelona € 222 million four years ago.
In the Barca jersey, he triumphed alongside Lion Messi for the only time in the premier class in 2015.
Neymar hit bars or posts three times
Neymar could have spared himself the long suffering after the 3-2 first leg win in Munich by narrowly progressing.
He played big, but he didn't crown his performance with goals.
Before the break alone, there could have been a four-fold Neymar goal celebration.
The ball hit the crossbar and post three times, and - as in the final - the strong goalkeeper Manuel Neuer stood in his way.
In the Sky interview, Neymar raved about a "great game" for all football fans: "We prevailed against a strong team."
Whether he will stay with PSG or not is “not even an issue anymore.
It is obvious that I feel very comfortable, at home here at Paris Saint-Germain, ”said Neymar, who is in talks about a contract extension, but is also often associated with other clubs, such as FC Barcelona.
"I feel happier than I was before."