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Neymar’s show, Mbappe ends CL goal drought as PSG deck Istanbul Basaksehir

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The delayed fixture of Group H between Paris St. Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir resumed today and the hosts ran out 5-1 winners over the Turkish champions.

The fixture was halted in the 13th minute on Tuesday after the fourth official allegedly made a racist comment towards Basaksehir’s assistant Pierre Webo.

UEFA launched an investigation into the allegation and a new set of officials were selected to finish the match.

The two teams took a knee before kickoff against racism

The video of the players and officials taking a knee.
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Neymar wasted no time in putting the hosts ahead, adding a second a few minutes later. Mitchel Bakker had the ball in the net but was ruled offside but a penalty awarded to PSG which Mbappe converted.

Neymar then got another to complete his hattrick, his third in the Champions League before Istanbul Basaksehir got a consolation goal and Mbappe added PSG’s fifth.

Neymar and Mbappe sharing a passionate moment.

PSG proceeded as group winners and Mbappe ended his Champions League goal drought since last year  and also became the youngest ever player to reach 20 Champions League goals.

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