Paris Saint-Germain earned a Champions League campaign back on track with a 6-1 home rout of the Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday Brazil forward Neymar lit up the lop sided Group C match with a hat-trick.
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Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappé add the goal of every hero of the French international signed in the 1991 European Cup winners Red Star who was spared a heavier defeat by goalkeeper Milan Borjan.
The result left PSG on three points from two games after opening the 3-2 defeat of Liverpool.
The traffic was in one direction from the beginning in Paris on the help to a 2-0 lead with two goals in two minutes. Neymar curled a delicious free kick past Borjan in the 20 minutes before that I used a fine run pass Mbappé.
Cavani made it 3-0 with a deflected shot from inside the penalty area on 37 minutes before De Maria added a fourth from close range after Thomas Meunier floated in a wonderful pass with the outside of his foot.
A quick guide
Champions League results
Tuesday 2 October
Group E: AEK Athens, Benfica 2-3, Bayern Munich 1-1 AjaxGroup F: Hoffenheim 1-2 Manchester CityLyon 2-2 FC Shakhtar DonetskGroup G: CSKA Moscow 1-0 Real Madrid, Roma 5-0 Plzen,Group H: Juventus 3-0 young, Manchester United 0-0 Valencia
Wednesday, 3 October
Group A: Atletico Madrid 3-1 Club Bruges; Dortmund 3-0 MonacoGroup B: PSV 1-2 Internazionale; Spurs 2-4 BarcelonaGroup C: Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 Red Star Belgrade; Napoli 1-0 LiverpoolGroup D: Lokomotiv Moscow 0-1 Schalke; Porto 1-0 Galatasaray
Photograph: Kieran McManus/Rex Features
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In bBetween the goals early in the second half Borjan pulled a string of great saves to deny Neymar Mbappé on multiple occasions as PSG carved open the Red Star defence, with Mbappé also guilty of some sloppy finishing.
I finally found the net in the 70th minute after a dazzling move involving Neymar and Juan Bernat left the 19-year-old with the benefit of six yards.
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Red Star, playing in the competition at the group stage for the first time, scored the first goal on the big stage when midfielder Marco Marin buried a shot from 12 yards into the top corner in his team’s first meaningful step. Borjan could only offer a wry smile when Neymar put the icing on the cake of a fantastic individual performance as he released the last breaths of a free kick from 30 meters in 81 minutes before he was substituted.Kavan ball in the net again shortly after but the goal was disallowed marginal registration also kept Paris Saint-Germain their feet on the pedal until the final whistle.
Elsewhere Internazionale came from behind to secure a 2-1 win in Eindhoven , with Mauro he Icardi scoring the winner on the previous Italian side moved level on points with Barcelona in Group B. Pablo Rosario gave the soldiers the lead but Radja Nainggolan moderate just before the end of the first half.
The Schalke 04 midfielder Weston McKennie scored with a header two minutes from time to give the German side a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow. Jadon Sanchez help Jacob Bruun Larsen helped Borussia Dortmund defeat Monaco 2-0 in the group while Antoine Griezmann’s two goals in Atletico Madrid‘s win over Club Bruges.
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