Neymar scores brilliant free-kick to start PSG off

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PSG demolished Red Star Belgrade in the first half, and Neymar was the star of the show.

The Brazilian’s free-kick goal kicked things off 20 minutes in as the French giants swallowed Red Star whole. Neymar earned a free-kick directly outside the top of the box, and the 26-year-old produced a set-piece delivery that left Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan no chance.

That was the first of many, as the home side added three more before the halftime break, including a second for Neymar just two minutes later.

Edinson Cavani and Angel di Maria also got in on the act, while Kylian Mbappe added an assist on Neymar’s second. PSG held a whopping 79% possession through the first 45 minutes, peppering Borjan’s goal with 13 total shots, nine of them on target. PSG also took four corners to none for the visitors.

Red Star had been on a 34 match unbeaten run before the game kicked off, and coming back to earth is painful for the Serbian club.