However, the replays indicated that there was a little contact between Neymar and the defender inside the box. Neymar then went on to score the ensuing penalty kick to give his side a 2-0 lead.
Twitter was not impressed with Neymar diving to earn a penalty and many took to the platform to express their views.
— (@vipi_9) July 25, 2022
Neymar diving to get a penalty (in a FRIENDLY) while PSG are on a preseason tour of Japan.
I suppose since simulation is such a large part of his game, he needs practice to keep those diving skills sharp? https://t.co/2kpCp5d1Ge
— Stephen Brakel Packer (@pacshb) July 25, 2022
Neymar wins a penalty during the #PSGJapanTour2022 What’s worse, the diving or the officiating? https://t.co/jFVCH9SKlT
— Barry (@spulseukultras) July 25, 2022
Neymar oversold this penalty call like he was in a WWE ring and Vince McMahon was just off-camera threatening to kill his pets.pic.twitter.com/eYcy7yYKrv
— Dan Orlowitz (@aishiterutokyo) July 25, 2022
A Penalty or A Clear Dive by Neymar
— AccessBET (@AccessBET) July 25, 2022
Neymar’s cheeky penalties are love ????
— S H I V A M (@shivammalik_) July 25, 2022
— Ruslan (@Ruslan7414) July 25, 2022
Talking about the game, Kylian Mbappe got his name on the scoresheet with a late penalty after coming on for the final 30 minutes.
Pablo Sarabia and Nuno Mendes also scored for PSG, but Galtier was concerned by the way his team conceded two at the other end to Gamba, who lie 16th in the 18-team J-League table.
The French champions will now head to Israel to play Nantes in the French Super Cup in Tel Aviv on July 31.
With AFP inputs
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