- Neymar Jr was ever impressive against FC Lorient as he grabbed a goal and notched up an assist
- Paris Saint-Germain still have goals in them even when Kylian Mbappe doesn't score, and Lionel Messi is injured
- Brazil fans will be hoping that Neymar can carry his good form into the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
Paris Saint-Germain have goals coming in from everywhere.
Even when Lionel Messi is unavailable, and Kylian Mbappe doesn’t score, the French side still gets the job done thanks to Neymar Jr.
The Brazilian superstar was in form for the Ligue 1 leaders as they took on FC Lorient. Neymar scored one goal and notched up a late assist as PSG secured a 2-1 win to remain unbeaten in the league.
Neymar pounced on a defensive error to open the scoring for PSG in the game's ninth minute. The Brazilian smothered an attempted clearance and then was fed by Hugo Ekitiké before rounding the keeper and slotting home.
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Lorient grabbed an equaliser in the second half and looked like they would take a point away from the game before Neymar worked his magic. In the 81st minute of the game, he took a corner from which defender Danilo Pereira headed home.
Neymar’s amazing stats:
Neymar’s goal and an assist just added to what has been an impressive start to the season for the Brazilian. He’s played 19 games, has scored 15 goals, and notched up 12 assists in all competitions. Brazilian fans will hope he carries that form going into the World Cup.
Heartwarming footage of Neymar Junior encouraging Kylian Mbappe before penalty vs Benfica emerges
Neymar Junior appeared to brush aside the rift between him and Kylian Mbappe by encouraging the Frenchman before his penalty against Benfica, Sports Brief reported.
The Brazilian playmaker's relationship with 23-year-old Mbappe has deteriorated in recent months, as the PSG duo has already clashed over a penalty in a Ligue 1 game earlier this season.
Neymar stepped up and converted from the spot after Mbappe had missed a penalty earlier in the same game after fighting over who should take the second penalty.