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szdaily -> Sports
Neymar provides pre-match show, with PSG debut put on hold
    2017-August-7  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

AFTER lapping up the adulation at the Parc des Princes for 20 minutes, Neymar whipped up fans into an even greater frenzy by removing his Paris Saint-Germain jersey and tossing it into the crowd.

A scramble ensued as Ultras fans in the Auteuil stand tried to grab the 155 euro (US$183) shirt that clung briefly to the torso of the most expensive player in soccer history.

A replacement would not be required Saturday.

The Brazil forward was only on the pitch to provide the pre-match entertainment before making way for his new teammates to get on with the serious business: opening PSG’s bid to regain the French title.

A routine 2-0 victory, against a sturdy but unenterprising Amiens side making its debut in the French top flight, lacked the fanfare of the pre-match festivities. Neymar, the remaining kit replaced by jeans and sweatshirt, played his part in the stands by leaping out of his seat to be filmed celebrating the goals from Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore.

It will be at least another week before Neymar starts earning PSG back some of the 222 million euros (US$262 million) spent acquiring him from Barcelona through performances on the pitch.

Neymar is now expected to make his debut Aug. 13 against Guingamp. “There is anticipation because of the football he plays and his will to show it to the world,” said defender Dani Alves, who was advised to join PSG last month by his Brazil teammate. “You take a giant step when you have a player of this level to play against the other teams.”

Neymar’s debut was delayed because the league did not receive the international transfer certificate before Friday night’s deadline.

“The club did everything to have the player’s transfer ratified,” PSG coach Unai Emery said. “He prepared for the game with the group. We waited until the very end. I don’t know if Spain did everything, but PSG did all it could.”

(SD-Agencies)

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