'MCN' destroy Celtic

September 13, 2017
PSG's Neymar, left, and Celtic's Olivier Ntcham, right, challenge for the ball during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Celtic and Paris St. Germain at the Celtic Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday.


GLASGOW, Scotland (AP):

Neymar led Paris Saint-Germain to an emphatic 5-0 win at Celtic in the Champions League yesterday as the French side's formidable attacking lineup tore the hosts' defence to shreds.

The Group B match at Celtic Park was one-sided and PSG led 3-0 at halftime with goals from Neymar, France forward Kylian Mbappe and Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani.

Defender Mikael Lustig scored an own goal with seven minutes left and Cavani completed the rout with a diving header.

PSG's attacking trident has been nicknamed the 'MCN' by French media, a reference to the former 'MSN' Barcelona trio of Lionel Messi, Luiz Suarez and Neymar. And the French version was ruthlessly efficient against a poor Celtic side which was handed its heaviest European home loss.

PSG paid Barcelona a world record 222 million euros ($262 million) to secure the services of Brazil star Neymar, and Mbappe joined from Monaco in a loan deal that will cost PSG 180 million euros ($216 million) when it becomes permanent next year.

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