Champions League: Neymar scores only goal as PSG beat RB Leipzig 1-0

Neymar scores only goal as PSG beat RB Leipzig 1-0

Paris Saint-Germain revived their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout phase with a fortunate 1-0 home win against RB Leipzig thanks to an early penalty from Neymar.

Neymar scored his first goal in the competition in six games, but PSG were otherwise toothless throughout as they leapfrogged Leipzig into second place.

The French champions have six points from four games, three behind group leaders Manchester United and ahead of third-placed Leipzig thanks to their head-to-head record.

Neymar put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute, coolly converting a penalty after Angel Di Maria was brought down by Marcel Sabitzer.

But the Brazilian’s bag of tricks was as empty as a spectator-less Parc des Princes and he and Kylian Mbappe, who was equally disappointing, were replaced in added time.

PSG next meet Manchester United at Old Trafford with Leipzig visiting Istanbul Basaksehir, who have three points, on December 2.