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Neymar celebrates PSG’s win over Barcelona and Mbappé’s hat-trick

The PSG and Brazil star showed his delight on Twitter at his current club’s thumping 4-1 win over his former team in the Champions League last 16..

Neymar celebrates PSG’s win over Barcelona and Mbappé’s hat-trick
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Neymar could not hide his delight as PSG thrashed his former club Barcelona 4-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie. The Brazilian tweeted out his ecstasy as PSG came back from being 1-0 down (a Messi penalty), with Mbappé proving decisive scoring a hat-trick.

Neymar thrilled with PSG performance

When the French striker beat Ter Stegen in the 31st minute to make it 1-1, Neymar, who missed the game through injury 'shouted' on Twitter: "Gol porraa" (Goal, you beauty).

As Mbappé took control of the match Neymar tweeted out his appreciation for his teammate: "Mbappe jogando muito... Hat-trick do meu menino" (Mbappé playing really well... a hat-trick for my boy).

At the end of the game, Neymar also showed his love for his teammates, with particular focus on Leandro Paredes. "Que partida da equipe, todos muito bem. PAREDES um monstro, CRAQUE" (What a great game from the team, everyone was great. Paredes is a monster. Cracking player).

Neymar before the game had admitted, also on Twitter, that this was one of the top three games he had always wanted to play.