French Ligue 1
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Nimes 2-4 Paris St-Germain: 'Crybaby' Neymar teases home fans after goal

Neymar
Neymar has scored once in each of PSG's four league games this season

Neymar taunted Nimes fans after scoring his fourth goal of the season for Paris St-Germain in a dramatic victory - with Kylian Mbappe sent off late on.

The Brazilian ran over to a banner in the crowd calling him a 'chorona' - crybaby in Portuguese - and mimicked crying after opening the scoring.

Angel di Maria then netted directly from a corner but Antonin Bobichon and Teji Savanier scored to make it 2-2.

Mbappe and Edinson Cavani scored for PSG but the teenager was then sent off.

He reacted angrily to a tackle from Savanier - who was also dismissed - in injury time. His goal to put PSG ahead was fantastic, controlling Presnel Kimpembe's long ball before smashing the ball home.

Brazil forward Neymar's theatrics during this summer's World Cup made him a figure of fun, while France's Mbappe won the tournament.

Paris St-Germain, who have clinched four of the last five French league titles, have won their opening four Ligue 1 games this season.

Line-ups

Nîmes

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Bernardoni
  • 29Alakouch
  • 23Briancon
  • 5Landre
  • 15Paquiez
  • 2DialloBooked at 3minsSubstituted forBobichonat 45'minutes
  • 11SavanierBooked at 90mins
  • 18VallsSubstituted forBozokat 87'minutes
  • 22Thioub
  • 25GuillaumeSubstituted forDepresat 66'minutes
  • 20Ripart

Substitutes

  • 1Valette
  • 9Depres
  • 14Bobichon
  • 17Vlachodimos
  • 19Bozok
  • 26Miguel
  • 27Lybohy

PSG

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 16Areola
  • 12MeunierBooked at 58mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 36N'SokiSubstituted forKehrerat 67'minutes
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 25Rabiot
  • 7MbappéBooked at 90mins
  • 10NeymarBooked at 51minsSubstituted forNkunkuat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forDraxlerat 83'minutes
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 1Buffon
  • 4Kehrer
  • 23Draxler
  • 24Nkunku
  • 33Bernede
  • 34Dagba
  • 35Diaby
Referee:
Jerome Brisard
Attendance:
15,311

Match Stats

Home TeamNîmesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nîmes 2, Paris Saint Germain 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nîmes 2, Paris Saint Germain 4.

  3. Dismissal

    Téji Savanier (Nîmes) is shown the red card.

  4. Dismissal

    Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

  5. Post update

    Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Téji Savanier (Nîmes).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Nîmes 2, Paris Saint Germain 4. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Christopher Nkunku replaces Neymar.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Renaud Ripart (Nîmes) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Téji Savanier with a cross following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Nîmes. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Umut Bozok (Nîmes) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Clement Depres.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

  13. Post update

    Téji Savanier (Nîmes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Julian Draxler (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Clement Depres (Nîmes).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Nîmes. Umut Bozok replaces Theo Valls.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Renaud Ripart (Nîmes) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Briancon following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Nîmes. Conceded by Thilo Kehrer.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Ángel Di María.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Téji Savanier (Nîmes) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sada Thioub.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 1st September 2018

  • NîmesNîmes2PSGParis Saint Germain4
  • AngersAngers1LilleLille0
  • DijonDijon0CaenCaen2
  • GuingampGuingamp1ToulouseToulouse2
  • ReimsReims0MontpellierMontpellier1
  • StrasbourgStrasbourg2NantesNantes3

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG4400134912
2Dijon43018359
3Toulouse430156-19
4Lille42116247
5Montpellier42114317
6Lyon42024226
7Nîmes42029906
8Reims420235-26
9Saint-Étienne31203215
10Caen412145-15
11Marseille31117524
12Monaco31114314
13Strasbourg411256-14
14Rennes311145-14
15Nantes411258-34
16Nice411226-44
17Amiens31025503
18Bordeaux310235-23
19Angers410358-33
20Guingamp4004310-70
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