Neymar claims two as PSG thrash Angers


Brazilian soccer player Neymar speaks during an interview with Reuters in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo ...
Brazilian soccer player Neymar speaks during an interview with Reuters in Praia Grande, Sao Paulo state, Brazil July 13, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

In Summary

  • Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain thrashed Angers 6-1 to move within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Rennes.The Brazil forward struck either side of half-time for the three-time defending champions, after Alessandro Florenzi had given them an early lead.

  • Ismael Traore replied for the visitors before Julian Draxler made it 4-1.

Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain thrashed Angers 6-1 to move within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Rennes.

The Brazil forward struck either side of half-time for the three-time defending champions, after Alessandro Florenzi had given them an early lead.

Ismael Traore replied for the visitors before Julian Draxler made it 4-1.

And late goals by Idrissa Gueye and Kylian Mbappe secured PSG’s fourth straight win after losing their first two league games of the season.

Neymar’s goals were his first of the season after returning from  a two-match ban for being sent off in the ill-tempered  1-0 defeat to Marseille.

Argentine winger Angel di Maria still has another two games to serve of the four -match ban he received from the game.

League leaders Rennes, who remain unbeaten after five games, host second-bottom Reims on Sunday.

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