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Neymar & Mbappe Get Special Privileges — PSG Star

Neymar & Mbappe Get Special Privileges — PSG Star

Neymar hit the woodwork again in the 80th when his shot struck Lafont's crossbar as PSG finished strongly.

PSG also beat Barca and Madrid to the signature of France teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, who joined the Paris club last year and will become the second most-expensive player behind Neymar when he completes his move from Monaco in June for 180 million euros (A$283.41 million).

Neymar appeared to collect an early injury but he completed the full 90 minutes ahead of Wednesday's trip to the Spanish capital, although Edinson Cavani missed out with a hip problem.

Kylian Mbappe, leading the line in Cavani's absence, tricked his way clear of Issiaga Sylla after 26 minutes, but Lafont made a fine save down to his right to tip the teenager's shot wide.

And Trapp insists Neymar has adapted well to life at Parc des Princes and is far from the cavalier performer some consider him to be.

After insisting he does not know who will be in his team Emery was asked if PSG are ready for the challenge, to which he replied: "Yes, with one player or another". The videos drew the ire of Sochaux captain Florian Tardieu, who said it showed a lack of respect toward his team.

That duly came in the 68th minute.

Trapp's own future at PSG has come under scrutiny this season, with Alphonse Areola preferred in goal in league and Champions League matches. Just before a Champions League game against Chelsea two years ago, defender Serge Aurier abused Blanc and insulted teammates during a live session with fans on social media. "I'm from Germany; obviously the Bundesliga is interesting for me".

Marseille's 2-2 draw at Saint-Etienne on Friday opened the door for Unai Emery's men to stretch their lead at the top of the table to 13 points. He's anything but arrogant and is totally integrated into the team.

Rabiot expects the holders to be fired up for the encounter but considers the tie to be finely balanced.

"Club officials are obviously the main people responsible for creating the possibility for players to have too much power", he said.