Watch: Neymar converts breakaway to put Bayern in three-goal hole
After Lionel Messi electrified Camp Nou with a pair of sensational and critical goals, Neymar scored what could potentially be the ultimate dagger in Barcelona's Champions League semifinal clash with Bayern Munich.
Neymar converted on a breakaway in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time, putting Bayern Munich in a 3-0 hole as the series shifts to Allianz Arena in Munich next Tuesday.
Neymar latched onto a pass from Messi (after referee Nicola Rizzoli rightfully played an advantage as Luis Suarez was taken down) and beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer on a breakaway–something Suárez nearly did in the first half, only to be stoned by Neuer–to pad Barcelona's lead and, quite possibly, put the semifinal out of reach.
The Barcelona-Bayern winner will play Real Madrid or Juventus in the Champions League final. For all the history in their storied rivalry, Barcelona and Real Madrid have never met in a European final. In order for that to happen, Barcelona would need to finish off Bayern, while Real must overturn a 2-1 deficit in the home leg.