Neymar proved Paris St Germain’s hero on his return to the Ligue 1 champions’ facet with a spectacular injury-time winner towards Strasbourg.
The Brazilian has work to do to win again the assist of the membership’s followers after a summer time of intense hypothesis about his future however, with the switch window closed, Thomas Tuchel included him within the group for the primary time this season.
And his dramatic late intervention was definitely an excellent begin in regaining the supporters’ affections as he secured a 1-0 win for PSG.
After 92 minutes of frustration for Neymar and his team-mates, the world’s costliest footballer met Abdou Diallo’s cross with an overhead kick that flew into the web off the within of a submit.
Neymar had the ball within the internet once more moments later nevertheless it was dominated out by VAR with Angel Di Maria offside within the build-up.
Not since Caen held PSG to a goalless draw on the finish of the 2017-18 season had Tuchel’s facet failed to search out the again of the web they usually seemed like having to accept a degree once more towards Strasbourg.
Strasbourg had been the one membership to not lose a league sport to the dominant capital outfit final season and, regardless of having not but received this time period, their organisation and defensive solidity noticed them match PSG.
Neymar scored for Brazil in a powerful show towards Colombia final week and Tuchel put him straight into the facet in addition to giving a debut to goalkeeper Keylor Navas, signed from Real Madrid.
Neymar had his first opening within the 15th minute however was unable to attach with the ball on the close to submit.
Strasbourg weren’t simply sitting again and Navas was known as into motion within the 19th minute to make a save from Ludovic Ajorque.
PSG had been definitely not peppering the Strasbourg aim. Neymar had one other probability within the 55th minute however shot huge, and eight minutes later new signing Mauro Icardi was launched rather than Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
As the hosts’ frustration grew, Navas was once more known as upon to maintain out Ajorque.
Neymar then hit a submit direct from a nook with solely four minutes left, however his largest contribution was but to come back.