UCL: Neymar bags hat-trick as PSG crushes Basaksehir 5-1

Neymar bagged a hat-trick as Paris St Germain topped Champions League Group H with a 5-1 home victory over Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday.

Neymar bagged a hat-trick as Paris St Germain topped Champions League Group H with a 5-1 home victory over Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday, a day after the game was suspended amid an alleged racist incident.

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The PSG and Basaksehir players, as well as the three field referees, took a knee before kickoff one day after both teams walked off in protest after the Turkish side had accused the assistant referee of using a racist word against its assistant coach Pierre Webo.

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Neymar struck three times and Kylian Mbappe scored his first goals in the competition in a year as PSG, which had already qualified for the last 16, advanced from the group stage with 12 points, ahead of RB Leipzig thanks to its better head-to-head record against the German side.

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Third-placed Manchester United will play in the Europa League last 32 after picking up nine points.

Basaksehir, which was eliminated from all European competitions before kick-off, finished with three points after Mehmet Topal claimed a consolation goal at en empty Parc des Princes.

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