Neymar scores twice as 10-man Paris Saint-Germain see off Toulouse

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Neymar marked his home debut with two goals as Paris Saint-Germaincame from behind to beat Toulouse 6-2 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday to go top of Ligue 1.

The Brazilian forward made it three goals in two appearances for his new club following his world record £200m arrival from Barcelona – after opening his account for PSG in the win at Guingamp last weekend – but it was another debutant who threatened to steal the headlines as Max Gradel gave the visitors a surprise lead.

After equalising in the 31st minute, Neymar set up Adrien Rabiot to score four minutes later to send his team into the interval in front.

Marco Verratti was sent off midway through the second half but the hosts lost none of their momentum and Edinson Cavani emphatically dispatched a penalty – won by Neymar – to give PSG some daylight.

However, Toulouse refused to go down without a fight and Christopher Jullien reduced the deficit after 78 minutes with a header that deflected into the net off Thiago Silva.

Substitute Javier Pastore quickly restored the two-goal cushion with a lovely curling effort from just outside the box before Layvin Kurzawa extended the lead in the 84th minute with a superb volley from a driven cross by Neymar, who completed the scoring in injury time.

 Caen registered their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Lille.

The Normandy club had begun the campaign with back-to-back 1-0 defeats but Damien Da Silva’s early header and a strike by Ivan Santini midway through the second half saw them get off the mark at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

Marseille remain unbeaten in six matches in all competitions this season but had to settle for a point at home to Angers as it finished 1-1 at the Stade Velodrome.

Clinton N’Jie put the hosts ahead after 17 minutes with his third league goal of the campaign with a tidy finish from Morgan Sanson’s cross but Karl Toko Ekambi equalised in the 70th minute with a shot from outside the area.

Marseille finished the game with 10 men after Lucas Ocampos was shown a straight red card deep into injury time following a high challenge on Romain Thomas.


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