Comparing Neymar’s PSG record with Vini Jr’s at Real Madrid in 21-22

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Brazil team-mates Neymar and Vinicius Junior will meet in the Champions League Round of 16 as PSG take on Real Madrid

Football fans across Europe will be delighted that the Champions League knockout stages are about to begin – and PSG’s clash with Real Madrid looks like the standout tie in the last 16.

Both teams are runaway leaders in their domestic leagues and an early exit from the Champions League will be considered incredibly disappointing for either side.

There are numerous sub-plots surrounding the match but one of the more compelling surrounds Brazil internationals Neymar and Vinicius Junior.

Neymar has long been the golden boy of Brazilian football but the attacker turned 30 this month and has endured an injury-hit season. On the other hand, Vinicius Junior is currently enjoying the best season of his career and is a key man in Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

We’ve crunched the numbers to see which of the pair is enjoying the better 2021-22 season, both domestically and in the Champions League.

Neymar (PSG 2021-22)

Overall Stats

Games: 14
Goals: 3
Assists: 3
Penalties scored: 1

Minutes per goal: 397
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 595.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 198.5

Ligue 1 Stats

Games: 10
Goals: 3
Assists: 3
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 277
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 277
Minutes per goal or assist: 138.5

Chances created per 90 minutes: 2.5
Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy): 59.0 (80.3%)
Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area): 2.2 (1.4)
Pressing per 90 mins (success rate): 14.0 (27.9%)

Champions League Stats

Games: 4
Goals: 0
Assists: 0
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: N/A
Minutes per non-penalty goal: N/A
Minutes per goal or assist: N/A

Chances created per 90 minutes: 1.3
Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy): 46.3 (82.7%)
Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area): 1.5 (0.5)
Pressing per 90 mins (success rate): 20.3 (24.7%)

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid 2021-22)

Overall Stats

Games: 32
Goals: 15
Assists: 10
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 178.8
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 178.8
Minutes per goal or assist: 107.3

La Liga Stats

Games: 22
Goals: 12
Assists: 6
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 148.1
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 148.1
Minutes per goal or assist: 98.7

Chances created per 90 minutes: 2.0
Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy): 41.5 (86.5%)
Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area): 2.9 (2.1)
Pressing per 90 mins (success rate): 19.1 (27.1%)

Champions League Stats

Games: 6
Goals: 2
Assists: 4
Penalties scored: 0

Minutes per goal: 265.5
Minutes per non-penalty goal: 265.5
Minutes per goal or assist: 88.5

Chances created per 90 minutes: 3.4
Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy): 42.9 (84.1%)
Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area): 2.9 (2.2)
Pressing per 90 mins (success rate): 20.2 (39.5%)


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