The Brazilian did an act of magic with the ball in the 2-0 win over Reims.
This Sunday, against Reims, Neymar reappeared at Paris Saint Germain after the suspension he received for his red card against Marsella Olympic, a duel in which both teams were involved in an incident in which the Argentines Leandro Paredes and Darío Benedetto were also expelled, among others. And the Brazilian star came back with everything.
True to his style of play, he hit the mark with a luxury that expresses his way of feeling about football. In the second half, Ney He came into contact with the ball, threatened to put a cue pass, but with his right leg he wrapped the ball and went out playing before the astonished look of his marker.
PSG won again. This time it was 2-0, with a double from Argentine Mauro Icardi, whom his coach expected to convert again.
“It is a very important position and we are still waiting for him to score. I have confidence in him.” The words of Thomas Tuchel in the previous one motivated an Icardi that finally was uncovered.
With his goals, PSG achieved his third win in a row in Ligue 1 and going from lowest to highest after a bad start to the championship.
At 9 minutes, after a game by Kylian Mbappé, Icardi received the pass inside the area, settled down and took a right cross to open the scoring and take out a mufa that seemed endless.
His last goal had been on February 29 this year, in the 4-0 win against Dijon. After 211 days, the striker finally regained the confidence the coach spoke of and will seek to establish himself as “9” to make Edinson Cavani forget.
In the second half, at 17 minutes, Icardi celebrated his double with some suspense. After a new assist from Mbappé, he calmly pushed her to the goal, but had to wait a few minutes to clench his fist.
The VAR took its time to look for a possible forward position, which after drawing the lines it was confirmed that it did not exist. With the 2-0 in his pocket, PSG handled the game at ease and Neymar took the opportunity to do his own thing and throw in that great luxury.
After his statements regarding the non-call to the National Team, Ángel Di María was important in attack. He had a couple of clear where he missed the final stitch and was replaced 12 from the end. Leandro Paredes also started, stopped as the only central midfielder (Tuchel tried a 4-1-4-1) and received several infractions.
With these three points, PSG reached nine points in the French League and was four behind Rennes, the only leader after five disputed dates.