Neymar scores on his debut as PSG defeat Guingamp 3-0

Neymar scored a goal and provided an assist on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain, as they beat Guingamp 3-0 on Sunday.

He however started their second Ligue 1 fixture, alongside fellow South Americans Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria up front.

With Di Maria, Julian Draxler, Lucas Moura and Javier Pastore in their squad, PSG already have many options out wide in the final third, but Neymar brings an extra level of attacking verve.

All in all, it was a pretty flawless debut for Neymar and he's already gone a tiny way to repaying the ridiculous fee paid for him; no doubt these will have been the first major contributions of what is sure to be an extremely colourful period of his career.

PSG went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock in the 36th minute as Neymar's free-kick found Marquinhos, who saw his header crash against the crossbar. 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').

A calamitous own goal set PSG on their way in the 52nd-minute before Neymar produced the moments of world-class quality that persuaded his new club to shell out the €222m transfer fee that prised him away from Barcelona.

The visitors managed to see out the closing stages with relative ease to claim their second straight win.

Vanessa Coleman

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