Bad for Nike: Everyone noticed Neymar’s switch vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid 3 – PSG 1

Are PSG going to be knocked out the Champions League by Real Madrid?

Following Wednesday night’s result at the Santiago Bernabeu, the answer seems to be ‘yes’.

For the second season in a row, PSG lost a huge match in Spain.

Last season Barcelona dumped the Parisians out the competition with one of the greatest comebacks in football history.

This week, after Adrien Rabiot fired PSG ahead, Real rallied with three goals. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, while Marcelo bagged the other.

Neymar’s switch vs Real Madrid

During the Real Madrid match, Neymar made an eye-catching switch.

The world’s most expensive footballer changed his boots during the game, and that sparked plenty of chat on social media.

Neymar started the match wearing the Nike Mercurial Vapor 360. However the Brazilian struggled to stay on his feet during the match as he kept slipping over.

After about 20 minutes Neymar made a change. He went back to wearing his old Nike Mercurial Puro Fenomeno boots instead.

That’s likely to impact Nike’s sales of their new Mercurials.

Social media reaction

Neymar’s footwear change opened the Brazilian up to ridicule on social media.

The tweets are below.

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