The Brazilian star Neymar scored and set up another goal on an impressive debut for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday.
The 25-year-old completed a world record €222million move from Barcelona last week, but did not play any part in their 3-0 win over Amiens.
He was included in coach Unai Emery’s starting lineup on Sunday on the left wing of PSG’s attack. Emery opted for a 4-3-3 formation with Angel Di Maria supporting Cavani on the other wing.
bleacherreport that, One gets the impression Neymar will be doing much of that for the capital club this season, easing the load on his team-mates who would otherwise feel some pressure to take on the star role.
Stretching back even further than Ronaldinho’s stint at the club between 2001 and 2003, PSG have also retained a strong connection with Brazilian players, which Squawka noted has survived until this day:
PSG appear determined to pass the ball to Neymar and their attacks are breaking down as a result.
Guingamp are dropping deeper and deeper but are defending well and look decent on the counter-attack.
Manager Unai Emery will be pleased to see world football’s most expensive player contributing in attack by both creating and finishing goals, with Sunday’s display encapsulating exactly what he brought to former club Barcelona.
PSG won’t be banking on this performance as a sign of what’s to come in every match for Neymar, however, considering Guingamp conceded the second-most goals of any team in Ligue 1’s top 13 last season (53).
For now, though, Neymar already appears to be on his way to somewhat justifying a price tag any player would struggle to match
According to Washington post. Cavani and Neymar combined well with a series of short passes for each other around the penalty area, although they struggled to break through the hosts’ solid defense.
Cavani had PSG’s first chance in the 15th but saw his well-taken effort denied by ‘keeper Karl-Johan Johnsson.
Neymar fired his first shot of the game soon after, driving the ball forward with brutal acceleration to pass a defender but his strike went well over the bar.
Neymar then set up Marquinhos with a precise curled cross on the left side of the box, only for the PSG defender to send his diving header against the bar.
Guingamp pushed hard for an equalizer but was caught on the break in the 62nd as Cavani, the league’s top scorer last season, connected with a through ball from Neymar and finished off the move with a low shot.
Cavani then turned provider to set up Neymar with a generous cut-back that the Brazil captain converted from close range with a poke.