Neymar delivers in PSG home debut
The Neymar Era at Paris Saint-Germain is all of two games old. The Brazilian superstar already has three goals and three assists for his new club.
Maybe he really is worth all that money.
PSG defeated les Pitchouns 6-2 in their home opener at the Parc des Princes.
Toulouse actually struck first, as Max Gradel scored in the 18th minute.
Neymar answered in the 31st minute. He also assisted Adrien Rabiot's goal in the 35th minute. PSG would never relinquish that lead.
There were some chances for Toulouse to build momentum in the second half. Marco Verratti was sent off after a second yellow, leaving PSG with only 10 men. Toulouse was also able to score a second goal.
However, PSG managed to score four times after going down a man. Edinson Cavani scored a penalty at 75 minutes. Javier Pastore (82nd minute) and Layvin Kurzawa (84th minute) then scored in quick succession. Finally, Neymar added one more goal in stoppage time.
Neymar's final tally on Sunday was two goals and two assists.
Toulouse coach Pascal Dupraz said, "If I forget the fact I am the Toulouse coach, it is good for football to see that kind of class."
Elsewhere in Ligue 1, Lille disappointed in a 2-0 home loss to Caen. Angers managed a surprising 1-1 draw away at Marseille. Guingamp's early season woes continued as they lost 2-0 to Nice. Rennes and Dijon drew 2-2, while Nantes earned its first win of the year over newly promoted Troyes.
Saint-Etienne easily defeated Amiens, who are still seeking their first win in Ligue 1. Defending champions Monaco had an unconvincing 1-0 win over Metz.
PSG, Monaco, and Saint-Etienne all have nine points after three games. PSG is technically at the top of the table because of their superior goal differential.
Saint-Etienne visit the Parc des Princes next week.
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