PSG star, Neymar continued his fine form in front of goal has he hit a hat trick in his teams 6-1 victory against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.
The 26-year-old dominated the match at Parc des Princes, tying a record for goals by a Brazilian in Europe’s top club competition in the process
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has now scored or assisted in 12 straight games for club and country after a hat-trick against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday.
The Brazilian was at the forefront of a 6-1 Champions League win, scoring three times for the Ligue 1 champions.
He tore a hapless Red Star apart with two goals in the space of two first-half minutes at the Parc des Princes, the first a delightful curling free-kick, before completing his hat-trick from another stunning free-kick late on.
Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and Kylian Mbappe also scored as PSG bounced back from a 3-2 defeat at Liverpool two weeks ago to register their first points in Group C.
They have a double-header to come next against Napoli, and the Italian side will surely offer a sterner test than Red Star, the 1991 European Cup winners who had been unbeaten in 34 games before arriving at the Parc des Princes and being utterly outclassed.
The Serbians grabbed a consolation goal through Marko Marin in the second half, but they could not cope with the home side’s front four, a quartet who cost PSG almost 530 million euros ($610 million) in transfer fees alone.
Such was the imbalance between the teams that PSG were never likely to be troubled despite playing this game with one end of the Parc des Princes closed, a punishment following incidents in the defeat against Real Madrid back in March.