Neymar scores on 100th appearance for PSG
Published: 05:28 PM, 23 January 2021
Neymar marked his 100th appearance for Paris Saint-Germain with a goal in a 4-0 rout of 10-man Montpellier that took Mauricio Pochettino’s side clear at the top of Ligue 1 on Friday.
Kylian Mbappe scored twice and Mauro Icardi was also on target with PSG leading 1-0 before netting three times in the space of four minutes around the hour mark.
The game, played behind closed doors at the Parc des Princes, was conditioned by the early sending-off of Montpellier goalkeeper Jonas Omlin for a foul on Mbappe, as PSG made the most of their extra man.
It was PSG’s fourth straight win since drawing at Saint-Etienne in Pochettino’s first match in charge after the Argentine was appointed as a coach on January 2.
The former Tottenham Hotspur boss was back on the Paris bench having spent a week self-isolating following a positive COVID-19 test that forced him to miss his new team’s 1-0 win at Angers last weekend.
Neymar’s goal took his tally to 81 in 100 appearances for PSG since his world-record 222 million-euro ($264m) move from Barcelona in August 2017.