Neymar and Kylian Mbappe 'look like they've been friends for years'

Lucas Moura climbed off the bench to add a fifth PSG goal with a scrappy finish after his initial attempt came off the post

But the City boss, when asked by reporters on Friday to compare Mbappe with Lionel Messi, whom Guardiola managed at Barcelona, reacted cautiously.

Despite Neymar not quite reaching the same lofty heights at Messi, there was an expectancy that he would one day usurp the Argentinean as the club's main man.

In Scotland, teams going to play them have tried all different ways to close them down, mainly to no avail, but nobody should ever criticise them for shutting up shop.

Depending on whether the Basque tactician goes with the familiar possession-based 4-3-3 formation or the attack-minded 4-2-3-1 that is growing in popularity after Neymar and Mbappe's arrivals, this clash could be more of a test of PSG's midfield and defence than the attack.

There are many mouths to feed at PSG and it's claim that Neymar is beginning to become irritated at not being the number one penalty taker.

The 25-year-old has dazzled since his record-breaking £198million move from Barcelona, but is struggling to get to grips speaking French.

And they dished up the kind of pasting Celtic have been handing out to most of the Premiership for the last year.

Neymar certainly knew he had been in a game by the end of it, and while Ralston fouled him on a few occasions, his challenges were certainly whole-hearted rather than malicious.

That honour is instead bestowed upon Cavani, who scored from the spot in the 5-0 win over Celtic on Tuesday.

Neymar was plucked from Barcelona and Kylian Mbappe seized in Monaco.

Neymar has displayed some captivating performances for the Parc de Princes side and has registered five goals and assists in as many games in all competitions. "They can communicate, it's part of their lives now". Maybe in my period if we had Twitter I'd use Twitter. I don't want to see disrespect for team-mates, the opposition, the club, for the fans, for the issues happening in the world.

At Rangers we got to a Uefa Cup final under Walter Smith taking that very approach - and I know that all too well because it usually meant I was on the bench.

Finally, Neymar is changing that.

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