Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 Red Star Belgrade

Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 Red Star Belgrade: Neymar steals the show with dazzling hat-trick as Thomas Tuchel’s side run riot in Champions League

  • Neymar opened the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain with a delightful free-kick
  • The Brazilian put the hosts 2-0 ahead after a fine team move two minutes later 
  • Edison Cavani then added a third before Angel di Maria got on the scoresheet 
  • Kylian Mbappe netted a fifth, tapping home from close range on Wednesday
  • Marko Marin added a consolation goal for Red Star Belgrade at Parc des Princes
  • And Neymar clinched his hat-trick with another exquisite free-kick late on 

Paris saint Germain got their champions league campaign back on track with a 6-1 home rout of Serbian side Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday as Neymar lit up a lop-sided Group C clash with a hat-trick.

Angel di Maria, Edinson Cavani and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe added a goal each as the French champions ripped into 1991 European Cup winners Red Star, who were spared a heavier defeat by goalkeeper Milan Borjan.

The result left PSG on three points from two games after their opening 3-2 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.

Neymar stole the show with a fantastic hat-trick in PSG's 6-1 rout of Red Star Belgrade

The 26-year-old celebrates after scoring his a brilliant late free-kick for the hosts in Paris

Neymar is now the joint-highest scoring Brazilian in Champions League history with 30 goals

Thomas Tuchel reacts with laughter after Neymar netted his dazzling hat-trick goal late on

Marko Marin added a consolation goal for Red Star in the 74th minute against the Ligue 1 side

Kylian Mbappe scored in the 70th minute as PSG made it 5-0 at the Parc des Princes

The 19-year-old Mbappe has now scored 12 goals in 16 Champions League starts in his career

Angel di Maria flicks home PSG's fourth goal after a brilliant ball in by Thomas Meunier

The Argentinian produces his trademark celebration after putting PSG 4-0 in front in Paris


Paris Saint-Germain: Areola, Meunier, Kimpembe, Thiago Silva (Kehrer 75), Bernat, Verratti, Rabiot, Mbappe (Choupo-Moting 75), Neymar (Draxler 81), Di Maria, Cavani.

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Scorers: Neymar 20, 22, 80 Cavani 37, Di Maria 41, Mbappe 70

Red Star Belgrade: Borjan, Stojkovic, Savic (Babic 45), Degenek, Rodic, Jovicic, Krsticic, Marin, Causic, Simic (Pavkov 45), Ben (Ebecillo 73).

Scorers: Marin 74

Booked: Stojkovic, Pavkov

Referee: Artur Soraes Dias (Portugal)

It was one-way traffic from the start in Paris as the home side raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals in two minutes as Neymar curled a delightful free-kick past Borjan in the 20th minute before he converted a fine run and pass by Mbappe.

Cavani made it 3-0 with a deflected shot from inside the penalty area in the 37th minute before Di Maria added a fourth from close range after Thomas Meunier floated in a superb pass with the outside of his foot.

In between the goals and early in the second half, Borjan pulled off a string of superb saves to deny Neymar and Mbappe on multiple occasions as PSG carved open Red Star’s defence at will, with Mbappe also guilty of some sloppy finishing.

Edinson Cavani put Thomas Tuchel's side 3-0 ahead thanks to a deflected effort on goal

Cavani's effort came off Milos Degenek, leaving Milan Borjan with no chance in goal

The Uruguayan striker is mobbed by Marco Verratti after putting the game beyond doubt

Neymar added a second for PSG just two minutes after putting his side ahead at home

Neymar put PSG 1-0 ahead thanks to a delightful free-kick into the top left corner

The Brazilian celebrates his opener at the Parc des Princes in front of the jubilant home fans

Neymar shone for the Ligue 1 giants against Belgrade on Wednesday evening in Paris

Mbappe finally found the back of the net in the 70th minute after a dazzling move involving Neymar and Juan Bernat left the 19-year-old with a simple tap in from close range.

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Red Star, playing in the competition’s group stages for the first time, scored their maiden goal on the big stage when midfielder Marko Marin buried a shot from into the top corner in his team’s first purposeful move.

Borjan could only offer a wry smile when Neymar put the icing on the cake of a brilliant individual performance as he unleashed another breathtaking free-kick in the 81st minute before he was substituted.

Cavani had the ball in the back of the net again shortly afterwards but the goal was disallowed for a marginal offside as PSG kept their feet on the pedal until the final whistle.

Adrien Rabiot falls to the ground during the second group game of the Champions League

A section of the stadium was empty after a UEFA sanction following PSG's clash vs Real Madrid

Mbappe runs away from pressure as PSG look to get off to a fast start on Wednesday

Verratti attempts to tackle Red Star's El Fardou Ben Nabouhane during the early stages

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