Neymar had just delivered one of the best performances of his career, but it was the moment he realised he had to leave Barcelona to find success.
In March, Barcelona completed one of the most sensational comebacks ever as they netted three times in the final seven minutes to beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-5 on aggregate.
Neymar was at the heart of the unforgettable display at the Camp Nou scoring two of the late goals before assisting Sergi Roberto to score the winner.
The Brazilian had just put on a phenomenal show to see his team through to the quarter-finals, and yet the following day everyone was talking about Messi. That was the catalyst for Neymar’s Barcelona exit.
The image of Messi standing on the advertising boards as a swarm of Barca supporters hail his glory went viral, and Neymar instantly assumed he would never be the hero at the Camp Nou.
Now he will join PSG, a club where he will not have to play second fiddle to anyone, and where his teammates will play to make him the centre of attention.