Neymar shines on PSG debut, Falcao inspires Monaco

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Neymar put together a fantastic debut for PSG debut, scoring a goal and dishing out an assist in a 3-0 win against Guingamp in Ligue 1 action on Sunday.

And the most expensive footballer on the planet was not done there as he tapped home into an empty net with eight minutes remaining following good work from Cavani.

The Brazil forward, making his much-anticipated first appearance for PSG since joining them from Barcelona for a world-record 222million euro (B£200.6million) transfer fee, opened his account with a simple close-range finish in the 82nd minute, set up by Edinson Cavani.

Not to be upstaged, Neymar had a more direct influence on PSG's second as his delightful throughball released Cavani to coolly beat Johnsson.

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Unai Emery's side took the lead in the comical circumstances when defender Jordan Ikoko's back-pass trickled past goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson.

Neymar's throughball was cut out and ran to Ikoko but his pass back to Johnsson was heavy and wide of the goalkeeper, who had to stretch with his foot and could not prevent the ball rolling in off the left-hand post. The six-time French champions doubled their advantage in emphatic fashion, though, with Neymar providing a sublime through-ball for Cavani, who thumped home his 90th goal in just 135 French top-flight games (62').

Neymar regularly made himself available and his neat passing in small spaces gave PSG several chances, his relationship with Cavani looking particularly promising. A 25-year-old at the peak of his powers, Neymar poked and probed, completing a team-high 103 passes, one of which he expertly threaded though the eye of a needle to assist Cavani just past the hour, before getting his own name on the teamsheet late on.

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