Neymar Scores Twice On His Home Debut As PSG Hit Six Past Toulouse
Neymar has immediately won over the hearts of Paris Saint-Germain fans after scoring twice during his home debut for the French giants.
Ex-Barcleona ace Neymar joined PSG for a world-record £198million fee.
And after netting on his first start in the away win at Guingamp last weekend, the Brazilian has now emulated the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani by scoring in his debut appearance at the Parc des Princes.
PSG are looking to reclaim their Ligue 1 crown after seeing Monaco top the table last season.
But things didn’t get off to a great start for Unai Emery’s men when Max Gradel fired Toulouse into the lead.
The Bournemouth flop is on loan at the French club and his goal was sure to frustrate beleaguered Cherries boss Eddie Howe.
But Neymar soon had PSG back on level terms with a well-taken finish to get his home debut off to a flyer.
And the capital club was soon back on top when Adrien Rabiot fired in a screamer from distance just before half-time.
A fiery second half saw star midfielder Marco Verratti receive two yellow cards before Neymar won the decisive penalty.
Edinson Cavani slotted away the resulting spotkick to seemingly put the game beyond doubt.
But Toulouse made sure PSG were forced to work in the final ten minutes when Christopher Jullien gave them a glimmer of hope with a powerful header at close range.
Javier Pastore then put the game beyond doubt with a beautiful curling effort before Layvin Kurzawa scored with an acrobatic finish, handing PSG more points in their race to become France’s No.1 team again.
But Neymar made sure he remained the centre of attention with a dazzling little solo run before slotting past the keeper for PSG’s sixth of the night.