Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar all found the net as Paris Saint-Germain inflicted Celtic’s heaviest ever home defeat in Europe by racking up a 5-0 scoreline at Parkhead.
Goals from PSG’s star-studded trio of Neymar (20), Kylian Mbappe (34) and Edinson Cavani (40 pen) helped PSG on their way to a convincing win at Celtic Park before a Mikael Lustig own goal (82) and Cavani’s second (85) condemned Celtic to their heaviest home defeat in European competition.
Playing in the competition for the first time since his world-record transfer from Barcelona, Neymar raced onto Adrien Rabiot’s throughball to give the dominant French side a deserved lead in the 19th minute of the Group B contest.
Mbappe’s added the second in clean finish in the first half makes him the joint-top teenage goalscorer in the Champions League with seven goals, matching Patrick Kluivert.
Cavani converted a 40th-minute penalty to make it 3-0 and, in the process, become his club’s leading scorer in European competitions, his 21st goal moving him ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic on the all-time list.
In the 82nd minute, lively substitute Julian Draxler danced past Sinclair on the right flank and drilled a ball across the goal-mouth before Lustig accidentally tapped the ball into his own net. Then, PSG made it five with a world-class goal as Cavani met Kurzawa’s curling cross on the bounce, before lobbing the ball over Gordon into the top corner to cap off an attacking masterclass from the visitors.
Victory puts PSG equal on points with Bayern Munich at the top of the group, with Celtic’s goal difference taking a significant blow to make for an uneasy start to their Champions League campaign.