PSG sail into Champions League last 16 with Kurzawa hat-trick

Adrien Rabiot was insistent that the 18-year-old has managed the expectations well

Adrien Rabiot was insistent that the 18-year-old has managed the expectations well

Layvin Kurzawa enjoyed stealing the headlines from Neymar and co as he walked away with the match ball after scoring a second-half hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain's 5-0 Champions League demolition of Anderlecht on Tuesday.

The former Barca attacker visited his Barcelona team-mates, including Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on Sunday.

And the left-back got on the score sheet in the 72nd minute as he got on the end of a Dani Alves cross.

PSG, which is unbeaten this season, squandered five clear scoring opportunities before Marco Verratti opened the scoring in the 30th minute with a well-taken effort.

The world's most expensive footballer adorned the signature green on his head the which is synonymous with the eve of All Hallows' Day.

Layvin Kurzawa (Paris Saint-Germain defender): "It's thanks to the team that I scored the three goals tonight".

Anderlecht has allowed at least three goals in each of their opening three group matches but has failed to score any goal.

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Meanwhile, the club, who need him as their spearhead on the field and in the media, have been forced to indulge him, heightening tensions and simply feeding the monster.

He completed a memorable evening six minutes later when he collected Angel di Maria's pass and drilled into the bottom corner to wrap up a win that confirmed PSG's spot in the Champions League last 16 after just four Group B games. No one has sought to put forward, and it seemed sincere even if one imagines that there was a part of the language of wood.

Neymar's free kick bounced on to the post and into the path of Kurzawa, who poked home the ball seven minutes into the second half.

Like Kurzawa, the Spaniard also played up the role of the Parc des Princes crowd for contributing towards the spectacle.

The small forward donned a wicked grin as he stared into the camera, complete with trademark fiery red hair and balloons tied to his wrist. The PSG No.10 has scored 10 goals and made 7 assists in all competitions in 11 outing and will look to add to those impressive numbers against Anderlecht.

"Right now they are quite simply the best team in Europe".

When PSG signed Neymar and were threatened by Financial Fair Play (FFP) sanctions from UEFA, they were ready for a summer fire-sale. It was important to work hard for them. However, Brussels remains the city that has hosted the highest number of Champions League finals after hosting four finals.

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