After a tumultuous offseason, Neymar made his season debut with PSG. He was met by raucous booing from the home fans in Paris before scoring a stunning, winning goal.
The 27-year-old Brazilian had not played in any of PSG’s first four regular season matches as a transfer saga involving his old club Barcelona played out.
On Saturday fans booed almost every time he touched the ball.
But in stoppage time the star earned a little applause when he scored a goal-of-the-year candidate with a bicycle kick that kissed the left post before crashing into the net. But even as some cheered, others booed the striker.
Neymar said he had no message for the home fans.
“I knew this would probably be tough. If they want to yell at me, they are free to,” he said, “They should not focus on me, though. The most important thing is the team. From now on, I will be playing every home match as if it is away.”