PSG debutante Neymar unstoppable

August 21, 2017

PARIS, France AP:

Neymar was in unstoppable form on his home debut for Paris Saint-Germain, with the Brazil star scoring twice and playing a role in the other four goals as PSG routed Toulouse 6-2 to move top of the French league.

Neymar saved the best for last, bringing the Parc des Princes crowd to its feet with an astonishing solo goal in injury time. He dribbled through a forest of bewildered defenders, changing direction and rolling the ball off his foot left and right in an almost balletic display of skill and balance, before calmly stroking the ball home as if at a training session.

Neymar milked the applause with even Toulouse's players lining up to shake his hand.

"The crowd was fantastic and it was a great atmosphere," Neymar said on Canal Plus television through a translator after the game.

PSG leads defending champion Monaco and Saint-Etienne on goal difference, with all on nine points after three games.

Neymar, who joined from Barcelona for a world record 222 million euros ($262 million), netted on his debut last weekend in a 3-0 win at Guingamp.

Yesterday he equalised for PSG and set up the second for midfielder Adrien Rabiot, and then won a penalty that striker Edinson Cavani struck home in the 75th to make it 3-1. PSG was already down to 10 men by this point, after Marco Verratti's sending off.

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