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PSG 7-1 Celtic: Champions League result, goals, match report

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PSG 7-1 Celtic: Champions League result, goals, match report

Celtic felt the full force of Paris Saint-Germain's attacking firepower as the Ligue 1 giants recovered from the concession of a surprise early opener to win 7-1 in Champions League Group B on Wednesday.

Dembélé silences PSG home fans in opening moments

Celtic striker Moussa Dembélé - a former PSG youth-teamer - stunned the Parc des Princes with a minute on the clock when he fired past keeper Alphonse Areola from a neatly worked corner.

That goal was the first that PSG had let in during the 2017/18 group stage.

Mbappé (left) and Neymar celebrate during PSG's thumping of Celtic.
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Mbappé (left) and Neymar celebrate during PSG's thumping of Celtic.FRANCK FIFEAFP

Neymar double a prelude to PSG goal glut

However, Neymar equalised with an angled shot with 10 minutes not yet played and, from the moment the Brazilian fired the hosts into the lead with a similar finish midway through the first half, it was one-way traffic.

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé added two more for PSG ahead of half time, before strikes by Marco Verratti and Cavani, and a fine long-range effort by Dani Alves, completed the rout.

Craig Gordon looks on in dejection after PSG's fourth goal.
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Craig Gordon looks on in dejection after PSG's fourth goal.YOAN VALATEFE

PSG not yet confirmed as Group B winners

Bayern Munich's win over Anderlecht in Group B's other clash means that PSG must wait until the final round of fixtures in two weeks' time - when Unai Emery's men travel to Bavaria - to seal top spot.

But with Bayern three points behind and needing to overturn a three-goal head-to-head deficit, only a heavy defeat at the Allianz Arena will deny PSG first place.

Celtic still well placed to clinch Europa League berth

Despite being thrashed, meanwhile, Celtic remain in pole position to take third spot and qualify for the Europa League ahead of bottom-side Anderlecht.

Like Bayern against PSG, the Belgians will have a three-point, three-goal gap to make up on their opponents when they visit Celtic on matchday six.

Paris Saint-Germain 7-1 Celtic: as it happened

Paris Saint-Germain vs Celtic: Champions League preview

Already-through Paris Saint-Germain host a Celtic side who can no longer qualify for the last 16, in a clash which nevertheless remains anything but a dead rubber.

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Having booked their passage to the knockout stages with a 5-0 thumping of Anderlecht last time out, PSG's sights are now set on tying up top spot ahead of Bayern Munich, who sit three points behind Unai Emery's men in Group B.

And with Ligue 1 champions Monaco only managing a draw at Amiens on Friday, PSG face Celtic fresh from extending their lead at the head of the French top flight to six points, courtesy of a 4-1 victory over Claudio Ranieri's Nantes.

Saturday's win, sealed by an Edinson Cavani double and a goal each for Ángel di María and Javier Pastore, means that, after 18 matches, PSG remain undefeated in all competitions this season.

That sequence includes a 5-0 thrashing of Celtic in Glasgow in the group's opening round of fixtures.


Celtic are out of the running for the last 16 after picking up just three points from their opening four Group B games, but are still in the hunt to claim third place and a Europa League berth.

The Bhoys endured a torrid evening at Celtic Park in matchday one in September, and PSG's recent home record in the Champions League offers little indication that Brendan Rodgers' charges will fare any better at the Parc des Princes.

PSG have kept clean sheets in four of their last five Champions League games on their own patch - and have scored 17 goals in that time. So far in this season's group stage, Bayern and Anderlecht have both been on the end of heavy beatings in Paris.

Like their hosts, Celtic are also six points clear at the top of their domestic league, with a late Leigh Griffiths goal seeing them beat Ross County 1-0 at the weekend to extend their unbeaten run in Scottish football to a whopping 64 games.

Paris Saint-Germain vs Celtic live online: selected betting odds

It's fair to say the bookies do not fancy Celtic's chances at the Parc des Princes, pricing an away win at 22/1 - and a home victory at 1/12.

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