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Neymar Inspires PSG Back To Winning Ways

Neymar bagged a goal and an assist to inspire Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain to a 2-1 victory over Angers on Saturday evening.

The visitors were still without the services of Kylian Mbappe, who continues to serve a ban while Neymar did lead the attack.

After a quiet opening, PSG had the ball in the net after 17 minutes, but Edinson Cavani's strike was ruled out for offside.

The champions were not to be denied three minutes later as Dani Alves picked out Neymar, who found the back of the net with a diving header.

Angers, meanwhile, barely offered anything going forward  as veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon enjoyed a quiet opening 45 minutes.

After a quiet start to the second stanza, PSG doubled their lead in the 58th minute as Neymar turned provider to pick out Angel di Maria, who nodded home from close range.

The home side thought they were on the comeback trail in the 75th minute when Santanaria fired past Buffon, but the striker was flagged offside.

With two minutes remaining, Angers were awarded a penalty after Kanga was brought down by Marquinhos, who was shown a straight red.

Flavien Tait saw his initial spot-kick saved by Buffon, but he was on hand to convert the rebound to reduce the deficit.

Despite a late push from the hosts, PSG were able to see out the closing stages to claim three points.

 

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