Neymar, Mbappe dazzle as PSG batter Basaksehir to storm Champions League Round of 16
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Neymar, Mbappe dazzle as PSG batter Basaksehir to storm Champions League Round of 16

Paris Saint-Germain stormed the Champions League last 16 after battering Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir 5-1 on Wednesday night in a rescheduled match. 

The fixture was postponed on Tuesday night following a racism incident involving a match official, with players from both teams walking off the pitch in protest. 

It then continued on Wednesday night, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe dazzling in the huge win, scoring a hat-trick and brace respectively. 

Neymar opened the scores in the 21st minute from a clever Marco Veratti pass which allowed him to curve a beautify from just outside the box, before doubling their lead in the 38th minute thanks to an assist from Mbappe. 

Mbappe then gave PSG a 3-0 lead going into the break from the spot, which also saw him become the youngest player to score 20 Champions League goals. 

Neymar then completed his hat-trick five minutes into the second half, getting to the end of a fabulous team move. 

The visitors grabbed one back through Mehmet Topal, but PSG quickly restored their four-goal lead with Mbappe's second of the night.  

Before kick-off, PSG fans sent a message to Basaksehir coach Pierre Webo, who was said to have been on the receiving end of racist remarks. 

The win ensured PSG qualified as group winners ahead of RB Leipzig, who beat Manchester United 3-2 on Tuesday night.   

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