Neymar makes Champions League historical past as he hits hat-trick in resumed match with Istanbul Basaksehir after racism row (VIDEO) — RT Sport Information

Neymar became the first player in Champions League history to score 20 goals with two different clubs when the PSG forward scored a hat trick in the resumed game against Istanbul Basaksehir.

The Group H game at Parc des Princes resumed from the 14th minute – the point at which it was abandoned on Tuesday evening after allegations of racism by a Romanian referee.

On Wednesday, the players warmed up on the pitch in T-shirts with the slogan “No to racism” and kneeled around the center circle immediately before the game started.

Once it started, it was Neymar who was at the center of the proceedings, starting with a great opening goal where he puffed a Basaksehir defender with nutmegs before rolling the ball into the top corner.

The Brazilian added a second in the 37th minute while strike partner Kylian Mbappe scored a penalty three minutes before half-time.

Neymar finished his hat-trick with another great goal five minutes after break and while Mehmet Topal scored a comforting goal for the visitors, Mbappe ended PSG’s 5-1 win with his second goal in 62 minutes.

The goals meant that 28-year-old Neymar became the first man to score 20 goals for two different teams in the European Cup / Champions League after scoring 21 in the competition he scored in Barcelona.

20/20 – Neymar becomes the first player in European Cup / Champions League history to score 20 goals for two different teams (Barcelona and PSG). Vision. pic.twitter.com/dV75pUE6jC

– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 9, 2020

3 – Neymar’s three of a kind is his third hat trick in the UEFA Champions League, also against Celtic in December 2013 and against Crvena Zvezda in October 2018; In fact, only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (8 each) have scored more hat tricks in competition. Peck. pic.twitter.com/8sigpJX0j3

– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 9, 2020

Manchester United’s loss at RB Leipzig on Tuesday already meant PSG – last season’s finalists – got a spot in the knockout stage ahead of Wednesday’s game, but their impressive win guaranteed them first place.

The Champions League debutant Basaksehir finished last in the group with three points from six games.

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