Celtic win a 'good step forward', claims PSG boss Emery

Doug Mendoza
September 13, 2017

In the first half-hour of the second half, we were much better but you can always concede against players of that quality. And it was 3-0 when Cavani smashed home a penalty awarded after he had been held back by Jozo Simunovic (40').

"It has been too long since English clubs regularly went deep in the Champions League", he wrote.

Brazilian Neymar continued to pay back his 222 million- euro world record transfer fee with his fifth goal in five games to put PSG in front before he set up Mbappe to make it 2-0 late last night.

PSG have scored 19 goals and won all five of their Ligue 1 games this season, and Neymar has four goals in four games.

PSG have been reborn so many times that it can feel a little like a circus, especially given the club was only actually established in 1970.

"But it's true, the midfield showed their control of the ball and the match, with the ball and without the ball". PSG host Bayern Munich in what promises to be a more severe test of their credentials. And the French version was ruthlessly efficient against a poor Celtic side.

Ceferin is coming under mounting pressure to prevent FFP being abused but PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has yet again insisted his club have not broken any rules.

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Celtic were up against it and did have a spell in the second half where they came into the game, but PSG added a fourth through a Mikael Lustig own goal in the 83rd minute.

He said: "Leigh Griffiths is available, he trained yesterday and today". They doubled their lead on 34 minutes when Neymar headed down a Marco Verratti cross from the right and Mbappé turned in his second goal in as many games for his new club.

Ralston raised the noise levels inside Celtic Park when he followed a rampaging run with a hefty challenge on Thiago Motta, the 18-year-old responding to the booking from referee Daniele Orsato by raising his fists in defiance to his supporters.

It's going to be interesting to see how Celtic can cope with them. Then after Edi Cavani's goal we were calmer.

"That is what you must expect at a big side".

It was a chastening experience for Celtic, and their heaviest ever home defeat in European competition.

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