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PSG seek 3rd straight win as `main man’ Neymar stands as major problem for Toulouse

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After Neymar scored his first goal for Paris Saint Germain, it looks like the opposition will find it hard for him to stop in their coming matches.

His 82nd-minute strike last Sunday sealed a masterful 3-0 win by the capital club at Guingamp.

That could stoke the fire even more for the world-record £198-million signing and that means danger for their opponents.

Neymar was made to wait to make his first appearance for the French giants but he showed exactly what he can offer for his new squad.

Last Sunday, the record attendance at the tiny Roudourou stadium was broken as 18,378 fans were on hand for the much-anticipated debut of the Brazil forward.

PSG took the lead after a scoreless first half courtesy an own goal from Guingamp defender Jordan Ikoko.

The former Barcelona star then dished out a superb weighted pass to Edinson Cavani to double PSG’s lead.

And then it was his time to get into the scoresheet.

Cavani returned the favour, cutting the ball back for 25-year-old Neymar to tap home for the final count.

PSG’s next match pit them against visiting Toulouse on Monday as they seek a third successive win in the new season.

In their last five head-to-head meetings, PSG have beaten Toulouse twice and drew once at Parc des Princes. PSG had another away win, while Toulouse’ lone win was at Stadium Municipal.

PSG, out to regain the domestic top-tier tile after bagging it the last time in the 2015-16 season, are on high confidence this term, especially so after notching the French Super Cup by beating last season’s Ligue 1 winners Monaco.

The Parisians started their campaign with a 2-0 win over visiting Amiens sans Neymar after which they whipped Guingamp, both via clean sheets.

Toulouse were defeated at Monaco 3-2 on opening day, but regrouped to score a 1-0 win at home over Montpellier.

With manager Unai Emery now having the prolific Neymar spearheading the attack and doing other things needed to spark the team, PSG appear to get their next job done at home.

A PSG win for this match pays 1.11, while a Toulouse win returns 19.00. A draw is worth 7.80.

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