Brazil forward Neymar quickly found the back of the net at Roazhon Park as he tapped in from Mbappe’s cross after only four minutes. He returned the favour in the 17th minute by setting up Mbappe in the box, the French international doubling the tally from close range. Eight minutes into the second half, Rennes reduced the arrear when Mubele finished it off after Morgan Amalfitano’s strike had struck the post.
?league goals for Neymar this season in #Ligue1He only got 9⃣ in #LaLiga all last season ? pic.twitter.com/GCvypx5sns — Unibet (@unibet) December 16, 2017
But the home side were heavily penalised when Andre picked up a second yellow card. In the 75th minute, Uruguay striker Cavani collected Neymar’s through ball before beating Tomas Koubek to score his 18th league goal in as many games. Neymar rounded it off one minute later by latching on to Mbappe’s cross.
19 - Only Lucas Moura (21) against Montpellier in December 2014 has attempted more dribbles than Neymar (19) against Rennes today in a Ligue 1 game since 2006/07. Samba.— OptaJean (@OptaJean) December 16, 2017