Neymar returns from injury to put four past Dijon

Neymar returns from injury to put four past Dijon

Neymar returns from injury to put four past Dijon

This season the world's most expensive footballer had bagged 11 goals in 14 games, which was a pretty decent record, but then he came up against Dijon on Wednesday night and proved he really could cut the mustard.

The Brazilian made his return from an injury lay-off to hit four goals as the Paris outfit rolled to an 8-0 win in Ligue 1 action.

The Brazilian also weighed in with two assists in a virtuoso display which steals the headlines despite Edinson Cavani equalling the club's all-time goalscoring record with his 156th PSG goal.

Di Maria opened scoring for PSG in the fourth minute and scored again in the 15th minute to make it 2-0. By the close of business against Dijon, it was clear that he was just fine.

The former Barcelona player, who also set up two goals, was booed when he took the penalty as Cavani would have broken the club scoring record had he taken and converted it.

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The Argentine attacker was the provider of the third goal as he picked out Edinson Cavani, who found the back of the net with a header.

Neymar allowed Cavani to take over free kick duties shortly after the hour mark and the striker - now in search of the outright record - nearly took full advantage with an effort which flew narrowly over the crossbar.

Neymar saved the best for last with his hat-trick goal, a dazzling solo effort, then substitute Mbappe wrapped up an eighth straight win for PSG before Neymar scored his fourth of the game from 12 yards despite his strike partner - and the Parc des Princes fans - calling for Cavani to take it.

PSG lead the table by 11 points from nearest rivals Lyon after 21 games - who they play on Sunday. He hadn't ever registered a hat trick for PSG prior to Wednesday's outing, and made a decision to take it a step further with a mesmerizing showing that included a goal from a set piece and another from a penalty kick.

Neymar, who famously argued with Cavani over who should take a penalty earlier in the season, grabbed the ball.

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