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Neymar scores twice on home debut for PSG

Neymar scores twice on home debut for PSG

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Neymar scored twice on his home debut as PSG netted four of their six goals with only 10 men to thrash Toulouse and go top of Ligue 1. Max Gradel volleyed home before £200m world record signing Neymar equalized. Adrien Rabiot fired in and Edinson Cavani made it 3-1 from the spot moments after Marco Verratti saw red. Christopher Jullien's header made it 3-2, but stunning strikes from Javier Pastore and Layvin Kurzawa settled matters before Neymar's late effort. The result moved PSG to the top of the table on goal difference, with Monaco and Saint-Etienne also maintaining their 100% winning records this weekend. Neymar dazzled inside Parc de Princes on his PSG home debut It was a fantastic display by last season's runners-up, who will be expected to regain the French ti
Neymar: PSG sign Barcelona forward for world record 222m euros

Neymar: PSG sign Barcelona forward for world record 222m euros

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Paris St-Germain have signed Brazil forward Neymar for a world record fee of 222m euros (£200m) from Barcelona. The deal for the 25-year-old smashes the previous record set when Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United from Juventus for £89m in August 2016. He will earn 45m euros (£40.7m) a year - 865,000 euros (£782,000) a week - before tax from the initial five-year deal, a total outlay of £400m. Neymar said he has joined "one of the most ambitious clubs in Europe". "Paris St-Germain's ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings," he added. "I feel ready to take the challenge. From today, I will do everything I can to help my new team-mates." The French side have arranged a news conference for 12:30 BST on Friday. Neymar will the
Brazillian team heading for Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia suffer plane crash

Brazillian team heading for Copa Sudamericana final in Colombia suffer plane crash

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A plane carrying 72 people, including a Brazilian football team, has crashed on its approach to the city of Medellin in Colombia The chartered plane, flying from Bolivia, was carrying members of the Chapecoense football team, who were scheduled to play the Copa Sudamericana, the Latin American version of the champions league against Medellin team Atletico Nacional. The final has now been suspended.According to reports, the plane crashed in a mountainous area outside the city shortly before midnight local time (05:00 GMT). Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez described it as "a tragedy of huge proportions", but added it was possible there were survivors. The Jose Maria Cordova de Rionegro airport, which serves Medellin, posted on its Twitter account: "Confirmed, the aircraft li...