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WATCH: Edinson Cavani Scores 'Impossible' Diving Header vs Celtic

Josh Lawless

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WATCH: Edinson Cavani Scores 'Impossible' Diving Header vs Celtic

The first of many?! Neymar took just 19 minutes to get off the mark in the Champions League for PSG, while his partners Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani also struck as PSG made easy work of Celtic in the first half.

The world's most expensive footballer transferred his fine domestic form into Europe's premier competition by notching the opener against Brendan Rodgers' Celtic in the opening game in Group B at Parkhead.


The home side did well to keep PSG's fearsome attacking trio of Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar at bay for the first 18 minutes but a rapid counter-attack brought about Neymar's first Champions League goal for his new side.

Thiago Silva cut out a Celtic attack, fed the ball to Adrian Rabiot, who spotted Neymar's run in behind. A perfectly weighted pass from the classy France international, and a well-timed run past Celtic's 18-year old rookie Anthony Rolston set the Brazilian free and he made no mistake with the finish, finishing emphatically past Craig Gordon in the Celtic goal.

Neymar has a habit of rinsing Celtic, as the statistics show:

And he continued to turn on the style, heading the ball down for Kylian Mbappe to make even more Champions League history in the 34th minute when the 18-year old slotted home the second from close range.

Mbappe, who was sensational in Monaco's Champions League team, breaking a series of records as Leonardo Jardim's side reached the semi-finals, has not only become the first ever teenager to score in the Champions League with two different clubs, he is also PSG's youngest scorer in the competition.


Then it was Cavani's turn to get amongst the goals, with the Uruguay striker converting a penalty in the 40th minute to open his account in Europe for the season.

He would then add a second in the 85th minute to make it 5-0, mere minutes after Mikael Lustig had put through his own net to gift PSG a fourth.

Expect more madness from this talented trident as the season goes on.

Topics: PSG, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani

Josh Lawless
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