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Watch: Beaten 'Keeper Can Only Smile After Brilliant Neymar Free-Kick

Watch: Beaten 'Keeper Can Only Smile After Brilliant Neymar Free-Kick

Paris St Germain put any negativity from their opening round defeat to Liverpool to bed tonight with a 6-1 hammering of Red Star Belgrade. Central to it all, Neymar gave Thomas Tuchel reasons to be cheerful with an astounding performance throughout.

Taking the lead early on, it had looked plausible that the French side could challenge Liverpool's record-breaking 8-0 defeat of Besiktas in tonight's clash.

Although they had plenty of chances to run up an even greater winning margin, the German manager will be confident that this PSG outfit will have every reason to fancy their chances over the next two games against Napoli.

Tonight though, it was all about the Brazilian Neymar. Grabbing a hat-trick on the night, it was the last of these three that really stood apart.

A free-kick from range, the goal was made all the better by the near-immediate helplessness adopted a 'keeper who knew he had nothing to contribute.

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Despite spending most of the night under siege, Red Star's 'keeper can come out with some satisfaction that had it not been for him, PSG could well have hit double figures.

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