Neymar lit up Parc des Princes
It looks like Neymar’s €222 million might well be a bargain as his PSG home debut showed what he can achieve when given a free role. Neymar looked lively throughout the 90 minutes and showed a few astonishing skills including the modified rainbow. Neymar started out on the left-hand side and was flanked by Di Maria on the other side while Cavani took center stage. Neymar played with assertion and made everything look easy on the eye.
With an incredible three assists to his name, Neymar scored two, which included a spectacular solo goal after he bamboozled 4 defenders inside the box before rifling a left footer past the helpless Lafont. Toulouse started on a strong foot, but PSG showed why they could win UEFA Champions League with Neymar. Neymar assisted another wonder goal from Kurzawa from a corner and then laid off for a Javier Pastore sensational long ranger. Follow all our football predictions here.
Wayne Rooney comes back to haunt the other side of Manchester
Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal and it couldn’t have come against a better opposition. Wayne has resurged his Everton career in sensational form with two goals in as many games, and his performance against Manchester City showed he has enough in him for another two years. Manchester City started off strongly with David Silva hitting the woodwork minutes before Rooney completed a sensational team move. Kyle Walker was shown his second yellow although replays suggested minimal contact. The Blues were reduced to 10 men on the brink of interval, which saw Gabriel Jesus coming off and Sterling took his place with Aguero playing as the lone striker.
Everton looked gritty defensively and put up a brilliant midfield partnership with Schneiderlin impressing the most. However, the French defensive midfielder lost his cool during an altercation with Sergio Aguero, as he slid in from behind and robbed him of possession. The referee thought otherwise and gave him marching orders, which restored parity in terms of field players. Sterling looked promising since he came on, and his partnership with Bernardo Silva showed City can rely on their young guns heavily.
Messi stalled putting pen to paper
It was confirmed a couple of months ago that Messi was going nowhere and would sign a contract that would bind him to the club till 2022. However, the deal is yet to be signed by the maestro and with an uneasy situation developing between the players and the board, one can expect for the impossible to happen. Messi is eyed by long time admirer and mentor Pep Guardiola, and the Spaniard recently said Messi’s £300 million buyout clause does seem feasible. With Neymar already out of Catalonia and Iniesta nearing his retirement this could well rattle Barcelona to the core.