Paris coach Tuchel raves in the highest tones of Neymar

Paris coach Tuchel raves in the highest tones of Neymar

Thomas Tuchel went into raptures after the gala of his superstar. "Neymar was sensational and outstanding, just great," said the German coach of Paris Saint-Germain after the sovereign 6-1 victory in the Champions League against Serbian champions Red Star Belgrade. Neymar had had a decisive share in the first European Cup victory of the season with three goals on Wednesday night. The Brazilian shone as a clock in the midfield and secure free kick. Two of his hits (20./22./81.) He scored by free kick. "Neymar was hungry and wanted to make the difference," said Tuchel, who praised the 26-year-old as one of the best players in the world.

Neymar himself was "very, very happy. I want to win first of all, but if I score goals, it's all the better, "he said. Tuchel shared the joy: "We have shown a great performance and we have many chances." Even before the half-time break Edinson Cavani had made it clear after a deflected shot (37) and Angel di Maria (42) against completely hopeless Belgrade , After the break, world champion Kylian Mbappe (70.) increased after a wonderful combination, before shortly thereafter the former German international Marko Marin (74.) scored the honorable goal for the Serbs. At PSG, international Julian Draxler came on in the 82nd minute, New England international Thilo Kehrer came into play in the 76th minute.

The evening was overshadowed by violent riots after the end of the game. Outside the Prinzenpark in Paris, there were clashes between the police and about 300 to 400 masked and smoke-covered fans of the Serbian master. These had not been allowed to enter the stadium following a Uefa penalty for improper conduct in the Champions League qualification at RB Salzburg.

As the French news agency AFP reported, the police used tear gas after attacks by guest fans. The Serbian supporters had previously thrown objects at the security forces. The incident lasted between 20 to 30 minutes. A total of 850 policemen were involved in the high-risk game.

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