Edinson Cavani – scorer of 24 goals in his previous 24 games for PSG – saw a header fly the wrong side of the post (43′) before another fine intervention from Lopes on the stroke of half-time, this time denying Neymar on the edge of the box and after the world’s most expensive player had been slipped in by Mbappé (44′).
Legendary former Celtic and Liverpool player Kenny Dalglish played a key role in starting the charity with his wife Marina, and Neymar’s shirt is to be used at one of the charity’s upcoming events.
PSG were slow to get off the mark and the visitors dominated in the early stages of the Ligue 1 fixture.
They were made to pay for that miss in the 75th minute as PSG took the lead.
SFR Sport tweeted: “In private, Neymar confides that he would like to draw the penalties …” The Manchester City boss worked closely with Messi and he’s named one man who could reach that level. So let Mbappe have the fantastic career he will have and after we ” ll see in the future”.
Guardiola, 46, admits that it is an area that he does not understand but, while he is happy for his players to continue to use it, he has issued a message of caution.
PSG rounded it off four minutes from time when Mbappe collected a nice, defence-splitting pass from Neymar and Lopes’s save bounced off Morel and into the net. “They are adults, some of them are fathers, but respect, be careful what you write, be careful what you say because I don’t want other guys to feel uncomfortable with what they say on Twitter”.
Mbappe moved from Monaco to PSG in the summer.
Neymar’s penchant for the spectacular was on show after a quarter of an hour when he almost scored directly from a corner, but goalkeeper Anthony Lopes was alive to the danger. Substitute Giovani Lo Celso did well to create space on the left and his cross was met by Cavani, whose backheel attempt was deflected in by the unfortunate Marcelo.
But Cavani alone was not going to be enough for PSG to take down some of their opponents in the Champions League. Fekir then whipped a free-kick in for Marcelo who saw his effort saved at the last by Areola (69′).