Published: Thu, January 18, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Neymar hits four for PSG

Neymar hits four for PSG

Cavani became the Parisians's joint all-time leading scorer as the Ligue 1 leaders moved 11 points clear after thrashing Dijon at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar scored the next two to complete a 31-minute hat-trick before Kylian Mbappe made it 7-0 and Neymar completed the rout from the penalty spot.

Cavani bagged his 156th goal in all competitions for PSG, matching the club record of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who played for the club from 2012-16.

Di Maria put the hosts ahead on four minutes when he found the top corner from the edge of the box after collecting Giovani Lo Celso's pass.

Just to rub salt into the wound, Neymar buried a penalty past Reynet in the 83rd minute.

Three minutes before the break, Neymar curled a superb free kick past Baptiste Reynet as PSG continued to pile the pressure.

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And, with Dijon unable to cope with the hosts' attacking fluency, Cavani then headed in his 156th goal for the club to draw level with Ibrahimovic as PSG's top goalscorer in all competitions, Di Maria providing the ideal cross from the right.

It was already a stunning team move from PSG before the Brazilian picked the ball up on the left flank just inside the Dijon half, and Neymar then embarked on a brilliant solo run which saw him beat five players before drilling a low strike in from just outside the area.

Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier has described fans who booed Neymar during his side's win over Dijon as "disgraceful". In September, the former Napoli striker refused to let Neymar take a spot-kick against Lyon, only to see his own effort saved.

PSG have 56 points from 21 games and lead second-placed Olympique Lyonnais, who won 2-0 at En Avant Guingamp earlier on Wednesday, by 11 points.

That goal made it PSG's biggest ever home win in any competition, but it could have realistically been double figures after Nkunku and Neymar both missed late chances to further extend the lead.

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