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Neymar scores on debut as PSG triumph at Guingamp

14 August, 2017, 02:08 | Author: Joan Malone
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Neymar made a scoring start to his Paris Saint-Germain career as the capital club cruised to a 3-0 Ligue 1 win at Guingamp.

Neymar continued to treat the crowd to some delicate turns, but it was a rookie mistake that put the visitors ahead seven minutes into the second half, when Ikoko's pass back to his keeper ended up in the net.

In the 35th minute, he scooped a delicate cross above the defence but Marquinhos's header crashed onto the bar.

It's amusing to think that for PSG's management to recoup all their €222 millionworth from Neymar, he needs to be scoring a truckload of goals over the next five years he's at PSG.

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Click through the gallery to see of the images of Neymar on debut for PSG.

But in truth, the game was all about Neymar, and, cometh the hour (or should that be "cometh the 62nd minute"), cometh the man.

It looked as if that might be his most notable contribution, with Johnsson saving well to deny him towards the end, but within seconds of that effort Neymar finished Cavani's cutback.

PSG grabbed a third goal in the 82nd minute as Cavani turned proivder to tee up Neymar, who fired into the roof of the net. A 25-year-old at the peak of his powers, Neymar poked and probed, completing a team-high 103 passes, one of which he expertly threaded though the eye of a needle to assist Cavani just past the hour, before getting his own name on the teamsheet late on.

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