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Champions League round-up: Neymar delivers as Barca pip PSG at top

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Barcelona's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal against Paris St Germain

Barcelona's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal against Paris St Germain

Barcelona's Neymar celebrates after scoring a goal against Paris St Germain

Neymar scored a spectacular goal as Barcelona came from behind to beat Paris St Germain 3-1 in their Champions League showdown for top spot in Group F last night.

Former Barcelona striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic put the French side ahead after 15 minutes with their first threat on goal but Lionel Messi restored parity as he maintained his remarkable scoring form with his eighth goal in Europe this season.

The Argentine slotted in at the far post from a Luis Suarez cross and although they continued to look exposed at the back, Neymar scored with a drive from distance.

It was a disjointed performance from Barca and they were hanging on before Suarez knocked in a rebound from a Neymar shot that was saved by Salvatore Sirigu.

The win put them on 15 points, two more than PSG who beat Barca in France.

Porto completed the group stage with an unbeaten record after a stunning late strike from Vincent Aboubakar gave them a 1-1 draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk. Porto had already guaranteed top spot in Group H and Shakhtar were already assured of second place.

Already qualified Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 3-0 to complete their fifth win in six Group E games and leave the Russians bottom of the table.

With teenagers Gianluca Gaudino and Pierre Hojbjerg alongside Bastian Schweinsteiger, making his first start of the season, and Xabi Alonso and Arjen Robben on the bench, Bayern never had to hit top gear.

Thomas Mueller scored in the 18th minute after Franck Ribery was brought down and Sebastian Rode headed in after a fine move in the 84th before Mario Goetze added another in the 90th.


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