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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 scores on Paris St-Germain debut

Neymar scores on Paris St-Germain debut

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Neymar scored on his Paris St-Germain debut following his world record £200m transfer from Barcelona. The Brazilian had a hand in all three goals as PSG beat Guingamp to maintain their 100% start to the season. Jordan Ikoko opened the scoring with an own goal moments after Neymar's pass to Edinson Cavani was cut out. Neymar then assisted Cavani with an excellent through ball, before the Uruguayan passed to his new team-mate late on to score from six yards out. The 25-year-old Brazil international, who played on the left side but got involved centrally too, had a bright debut with plenty of flicks and tricks - although most of his shots were blocked before his late strike.
Neymar: PSG sign Barcelona forward for record fee

Neymar: PSG sign Barcelona forward for record fee

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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
Juventus Knock Barcelona out of champions league

Juventus Knock Barcelona out of champions league

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Juventus produced an exceptional defensive performance to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League after stopping Barcelona from scoring at the Nou Camp. Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Barca peppered the Italian goal but failed to repeat their last-16 heroics when they overturned a first - leg 4-0 deficit to beat Paris St-Germain. Lionel Messi, who had earlier been denied by Gianluigi Buffon, fired wastefully over the bar while Luis Suarez and Neymar also spurned chances on a night Barca were restricted to one shot on target. Juve's Gonzalo Higuain fired tamely at Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Juan Cuadrado missed another chance but the final whistle was celebrated wildly by the champions of Italy. Juventus join Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid and Monaco in Friday's last-four d...
Barca eye yet another famous comeback in Camp Nou

Barca eye yet another famous comeback in Camp Nou

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Little over a month after producing the greatest comeback in Champions League history in camp nou, Barca needs another special turn around as they face Juventus in the second leg of their quarterfinal on Wednesday. Luis Enrique's side were taken apart in the first leg in Turin, losing 3-0 to a Juve team inspired by Paulo Dybala, who scored twice. In the last 16 they became the first team ever to overturn a 4-0 deficit when they beat Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 in the return at the Camp Nou, so fans are hoping for a similar "remuntada" this time. "We are going to take as many risks as we need to the point that we could go out with eight strikers, as we have nothing to lose," said Luis The Barcelona coach also called for supporters "to have faith in these players who have won everyt...
Spanish court calls for Barcelona forward Neymar to serve two-year prison sentence

Spanish court calls for Barcelona forward Neymar to serve two-year prison sentence

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Spanish prosecutors have called for Barcelona forward Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013. Judge Jose Perals also called for a five-year sentence for former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and a fine of 8.4million euros (£7.2m) for the club. It asked to drop charges against current president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Rosell, Neymar and his father are set to stand trial. The case stems from a complaint by Brazilian investment group DIS, which owned 40% of Neymar's transfer rights and alleges it received less money than it was entitled to from transfer fee. Rosell resigned as the club's president in 2014 for his role in the affair and testified in court in February alongside Bartomeu, Ne