Neymar got his Ligue 1 career to a perfect start after scoring and providing assists as PSG secured a convincing 3-0 away win over Guingamp on Sunday at the Stade du Roudourou.
Excitement filled the stadium in expectation of Neymar’s PSG debut, though the 18,000 fans at the Stade Municipal de Roudourou had their own particular motivation as they cheered for their team in the expectations of making an upset overshadowing Neymar’s arrival.
The Brazilian nearly got off to a dream start as he looked to give a great help to Di Maria with his first pass, but the winger failed to take it in his stride.
The world-record £198m signing link up with Edinson Cavani as he lefts glimpses of his ability all through the first half, but Paris Saint-Germain was not able to break the deadlock.
Guingamp shielded further and more profound and pose a threat on the counter-attack, as they figured out how to baffle Unai Emery’s team in a match that was getting to be noticeably scrappier incrementally.
Marquinhos was granted the clearest shot of the first period when Neymar put in an intriguing cross at the far post and the defender controlled a projectile header onto the crossbar.
The game returned to existence with Cavani releasing a savage shot from a free kick 30 yards out, which force Johnsson to tip it over the bar.
Guingamp’s most obvious opportunity came after the break, with Didot shooting a sizzling shot only wide of the top corner of Areola’s goal. Just a couple of minutes after, Paris Saint-Germain took the lead.
It was not one of the many stars on PSG’s lineup who put them in front, but Ikoko. The right back put the ball into his own net in a fizzled attempt to play a back pass for goalkeeper Johnsson.
The big chance urged PSG to search for the slaughter and Cavani looked most anxious to open his own count. A brilliant through ball from Neymar discharged the Uruguayan striker who placidly put the ball into the bottom corner to make it 0-2.
Emery’s men started to have the ball having shaken off the pressure and Cavani functioned admirably at the byline to give back where its due to Neymar. The Brazilian with a tap-in from short range to seal his team’s win and get his Ligue 1 career up and running.