Neymar performs perfect playground trick on Rennes defender

Paris Saint-Germain have obviously won plenty of hearts and minds this season, destroying Ligue 1 with their boundless wealth and aggressive recruitment policy and turning it into a gilded version of the Scottish Premiership.

And look (from 0.40 seconds onwards) at joker-in-the-pack Neymar pretending to help a Rennes player back to his feet last night.

Not so fast, Hamari Traore...

This was a fiery French League Cup game. PSG would eventually win 3-2 - courtesy of goals from Thomas Meunier (Google that one), Marquinhos and Argentine Giovani Lo Celso - but also lost Kylian Mbappe to a red card along the way - a VAR-determined red card, no less.

Lassana Diarra also made his first appearance since joining the club from Al Jazira, replacing Adrien Rabiot in the 89th minute.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.