Neymar’s double paces PSG in home debut against Toulouse
The early reviews are in for Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain, and they’re quite good.
The Brazilian forward scored twice and assisted on two goals in PSG’s 6-2 win over Toulouse on Sunday afternoon, keeping the French giants unbeaten in their first three matches.
Neymar pulled PSG level just beyond the half-hour mark, before setting up Adrian Rabiot in the 35th minute to give the home side the lead at the Parc des Princes.
The 25-year-old wasn’t done though, as Neymar earned a penalty kick in the second half and scored the sixth and final goal of the day for the home side.
Edinson Cavani stepped up and capitalized on the spot kick with 15 minutes remaining, although Toulouse pulled a goal back minutes later when Thiago Silva scored an own goal.
PSG tacked on two more goals late through Javier Pastore and Layvin Kurzawa, making it 5-2.
There were some nervy moments in the latter stages of the match for PSG though, when Marco Verratti picked up his second yellow card and was sent to the locker room early.
Toulouse struggled to come up with chances on the afternoon, but the visitors did manage to make their lone quality opportunity count.
Max Gradel got Toulouse out in front in the 18th minute when the attacker finished off a cross from Kevin Amian.