- Neymar was at his brilliant best as the PSG forward scored twice, created a goal, and “toyed” with Celtic in his club’s 7-1 win.
- Rio Ferdinand said Neymar “put on a clinic of how to play exhilarating football” and that it was “a joy to watch.”
- Neymar spoke to journalists after the game and paid homage to retired boxer Floyd Mayweather by wearing the American’s branded clothing.
Neymar scored twice in Paris Saint-Germain’s magnificent 7-1 victory over Celtic.
The Ligue 1 leader fell behind due to an early Celtic goal but was merciless in its comeback as Neymar, Edison Cavani, Kylian Mbappé, Marco Veratti, and Dani Alves all piled the pressure onto the Scottish opponents.
Neymar scored two goals, created another, and played pitch-perfect 40-yard passes. According to BT Sport pundit Rio Ferdinand, Neymar was “toying” with Celtic.
He said: “Neymar put on a clinic of how to play exhilarating football. Speed. Totally toying with the opponents. And [the PSG team] is doing it all with a smile on its faces – it’s a joy to watch.”
Though it was a team effort and there were five different goalscorers in the dominant victory, Neymar played a part in many majestic PSG attacks. He was goalscorer, goal creator, and a creative force who played with a freedom of the pitch.
Even Ferdinand joked that PSG was “taking liberties” with people, reflecting how the club is brushing Champions League teams to the side.
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PSG manager Unai Emery lauded Neymar. “He’s extraordinary,”Emery said, according to Goal.com. “He wants to play the games, to be present on the pitch. He makes everyone benefit from his talent.”
Neymar fielded questions from journalists in the media zone after the match. Having previously been linked with a €200 million move to Real Madrid, one media member asked the Brazilian if he would consider leaving PSG.
Dressed in retired boxer Floyd Mayweather’s branded clothing, Neymar slammed the reporter for being “boring” before walking away.
PSG’s next game is against AS Monaco on Sunday.
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