Kylian Mbappe and Neymar ran rampant over Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, burying wild rumoursthat they do not get along.
Mbappe, the 19-year-old wunderkind, and Neymar, the world record transfer fee holder, were at their devastating best as Paris Saint-Germain dominated in the UEFA Champions League, winning 4-1 on the night, and topping Group C in emphatic fashion.
By far the best players on the pitch, they began tormenting Red Star as early as the ninth minute when Mbappe used his extraordinary pace to release Edinson Cavani for the game’s first goal.
Five minutes before half-time, Mbappe got his second assist of the night when he he received the ball in the middle of the pitch, took two touches, and sensed Neymar launching a lung-busting run down the left wing so played him in with an accurate ball. Neymar ran direct at the defence, cut across the penalty box and then casually lifted the ball over the goalkeeper to double PSG’s lead. 2-0.
Watch Neymar’s goal right here:
Angel di Maria and Marquinhos combined for the third in the 74th minute, before Neymar fed Mbappe with an incredible pass in the final minute, with the Frenchman sending the ball home to make it 4-1. Game over.
Mbappe and Neymar played so well, it will help squash the reports that they are not on the friendliest terms away from the pitch when the cameras are not rolling.
Mbappe had even attempted to bury the rumours before the Red Star game. “It is up to us to step it up and show that we can play better than what we have shown so far,” he said earlier this week, according to Goal.com. “I am getting along better and better with Neymar.”
Based on performances like Tuesday’s, it may not matter what happens behind-closed-doors. Especially when they do their talking on the pitch