CELTIC’S Champions League rivals Paris Saint-Germain hammered Nice 3-0 last night – with £200million man Neymar sitting in the stand.
The Brazilian superstar was serving a suspension for his sending-off last weekend and that gave Edinson Cavani the opportunity to take centre stage.
The Uruguayan international striker scored twice, taking his tally to 64 goals in 63 matches for the club, with Dante’s own goal putting the game beyond the visitors after just 50 minutes.
PSG were also without the injured Thiago Motta and Thomas Meunier, but such is the strength and depth of their squad that they barely warranted a mention such was the comfortable margin of victory.
Cavani scored with the French giants’ first attempt on target in the third minute when he dived to head home Angel Di Maria’s low free-kick.
Just after half-an-hour, the 31-year-old frontman, who claimed two of his side’s five goals in Glasgow, doubled the advantage.
The third and final goal came five minutes after the interval and Cavani was involved again.
He headed Yuri Berchiche’s cross back into the six-yard area where Dani Alves challenged with Dante and the Nice defender appeared to get the final touch to send the ball into his own net.
The win extended PSG’s advantage over Monaco, who travel to Bordeaux today, to seven points.
Hopefully PSG will do the business against Anderlecht on Tuesday night.
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