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Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain enter Round of 16

Neymar scored the second goal in the 40th minute, served by Mbappé, to achieve his 32nd goal in the competition - more than any other Brazilian.

Published: 12th December 2018 04:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2018 04:37 PM   |  A+A-

PSG's Neymar (L) and Kylian Mbappe. (File photo | AP)

By IANS

BELGRADE: Paris Saint-Germain produced their most confident performance yet for a 4-1 win over Red Star Belgrade that sent them into the Round of 16 of the Champions League without needing to depend on the outcome of the Liverpool-Napoli match.

Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, Brazil's Neymar and Marquinhos and France's Kylian Mbappé gave PSG a win over Red Star who only in the first period of the second half was disquieted when Marko Gobeljic scored, reports Efe.

A first goal made by Cavani in the ninth minute was a prize for the authority with which PSG jumped on the field against an enraged opponent with a thirst for revenge after conceding six goals in the Parc des Princes.

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Neymar scored the second goal in the 40th minute, served by Mbappé, to achieve his 32nd goal in the competition - more than any other Brazilian.

In the second half, Red Star looked for a draw and in the 56th minute scored thanks to a goal from Gobeljic, well served by Veljko Simic and deflected by Thiago Silva just enough to destabilize Gianluigi Buffon.

In a set-piece play, a free-kick brilliantly taken by Di Maria found the head of his compatriot Marquinhos to calm the French team.

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Mbappé scored a goal after a great pass from Neymar that left him in a hand-to-hand with a Serbian goal that he didn't waste.



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