PSG maul feeble Anderlecht 5-0 to book spot in UCL round of 16

PSG maul feeble Anderlecht 5-0 to book spot in UCL round of 16

- French defender Layvin Kurzawa scored a remarkable hat-trick as PSG beat Anderlecht to continue their perfect run in the Champions League

- Neymar and Verratti were also on target for the home team

- PSG have now scored 17 goals this season in the Champions League and are yet to concede

PSG have booked their place in the Champions League knock out phase after an emphatic 5-0 victory against Anderlecht on Tuesday, October 31, in Group B.

Goals from Marco Verratti, Neymar and Layvin Kurzawa (3) secured all three points for PSG which takes the team to 12 points and into the Champions League knock out stage with a perfect clean sheet after four games.

Unai Emery's men have scored 17 goals in the Champions League in four games and are yet to concede this season.

Neymar scores as PSG beat Anderlecht to qualify for UCL knockout phase

Neymar and Verratti celebrate a goal together. Photo: @SquawkaNews

Verratti got the team off to a bright start on Tuesday night, October 31, as his strike in the 30th minute sparked a large celebration at Parc des Princes.

The Italian cuts inside onto his right foot before curling an effort into the far corner leaving Boeckx in goal for Anderlecht with no chance.

Neymar doubled PSG lead just before half time in 45th minute as he curls an effort beyond Boeckx's reach.

Kurzawa made it 3-0 at the start of the second half in the 52nd minute as he tapped into the net from a rebound.

Neymar scores as PSG beat Anderlecht to qualify for UCL knockout phase

Kurzawa celebrates one of his goals. Photo: @SquawkaNews

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Neymar's free-kick comes off the post and Kurzawa was on hand to tap into an open net for his first goal of the night.

Kurzawa got his second as he powered a header into the net from a cross to the back post.

The French defender went on to get his hat-trick as he drilled home a fine finish after a poor touch from Di Maria fell kindly to him.

In the other game in Group B, Bayern Munich defeated Celtic 2-1 away from home. Kingsley Coman's 22nd minute strike was cancelled out by Callum McGregor in the 74th minute.

But Javier Martinez scored the winner for Bayern in the 77th minute as the Germans also qualify alongside PSG in Group B.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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