Defending against Neymar can’t be simple and there’s every chance he will make an entire mug of you. That is precisely what happened to Celtic’s James Forrest twice in a number of seconds.
Celtic wouldn’t have expected much going into Tuesday night’s game against PSG in the Champions League. The Scots don’t have an awesome away record in Europe, PSG are flying and the last game between them completed 5-0 to the French back in September.
However, after only one minute previous PSG youngster, Mousa Dembele had put the Scottish Premier League Champions 1-0 up. However, by full time, that had changed to 4-1, thanks in the main to Neymar.
The Brazilian had been in fine form since his turn from Barcelona in the mid-year and set up one and scored two as the Parisiens waltzed past their rivals early game.
Probably in light of the fact that he could, Neymar nutmegged Celtic’s James Forrest and after that spun far from him seconds after the fact as the 26-year-old attempted to make another challenge.
Before today, around evening time, the 25-year-old, who cost PSG a world record crushing £198 million in the late spring, had scored seven goals in nine games in Ligue 1 and four goals in four games in the Champions League.
Over that his record against Celtic now peruses seven goals and eight assists in only six games against the Scottish side.
Any reasonable person would agree Neymar’s having a quite decent time of it, Celtic will be happy to see the back of him.