Moise Kean’s double got PSG off the mark in their Champions League campaign in a win over Istanbul Basaksehir which saw Neymar hobble off in the first-half with an injury.
The Brazilian initially grimaced while clutching his ankle before he received medical treatment and was substituted in the 27th minute, in an otherwise uneventful first-half.
But after losing their opener to Manchester United last week, Thomas Tuchel needed someone to step up on Wednesday and it proved to be Italian striker Kean, on loan from Everton, who notched his first with a header from Kylian Mbappe‘s corner and his second with a clever left-footed volley on the turn.
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Moise Kean headed in PSG’s opener in the second-half from Kylian Mbappe’s corner
The striker on loan from Everton has hit the ground running since his arrival in Paris
The Italian sealed all three points in Istanbul with a clever left-footed volley on the turn
Neymar initially went down clutching his ankle after a heavy challenge on Wednesday night
Neymar was substituted in the 27th minute and PSG fans wait to see how bad the damage is
ISTANBUL BASAKSEHIR 0-2 PSG – MATCH FACTS
Istanbul Basaksehir: Gunok, Da Silva, Skrtel, Epureanu, Bolingoli Mbombo (Kaldirim 63), Ozcan, Topal (Ba 68), Kahveci, Visca, Crivelli (de Paula 81), Turuc (Aleksic 81)
Subs not used: Babacan, Kivanc, Gulbrandsen, Ponck, Kaplan, Karakus
Booked: Epureanu, Topal, Crivelli
PSG: Navas, Florenzi (Kehrer 73) Danilo Pereira, Kimpembe, Kurzawa (Bakker 87), Di Maria (Rafinha 73), Ander Herrera (Gueye 87), Marquinhos, Neymar (Sarabia 27) Kean, Mbappe
Subs not used: Randriamamy, Sergio Rico, Sarabia, Diallo, Dagba, Pembele, Fadiga, Ruiz-Atil
Goals: Kean 64, 79
Referee: Andreas Ekberg (Sweden)