Neymar watches on as PSG beat Amiens 2-0
With Neymar in the stands having being presented before kick off, PSG eased to a 2-0 win over Amiens on Saturday.
The world's most expensive footballer was ineligible to play as his playing documents had not been passed on from La Liga to Ligue 1 in time.
This was very much a final cheeky dig at Neymar from La Liga, who had refused to accept the release clause from PSG last Thursday.
Dani Alves' debut
Besides Neymar watching on, Saturday's 2-0 win over Amiens marked the first Ligue 1 game for his great mate Dani Alves.
The former Barcelona and Juventus right back started in the back four and of course made an attacking impact.
Three minutes before half-time, Alves bagged an assist for Edinson Cavani to make it 1-0. Javier Pastore, playing in Neymar's position, sealed thew win with 10 minutes to go.
Dani Alves makes Neymar look stupid
After the game, Dani Alves appeared in front of the media and produced an assertion that casts doubt over much of what Neymar has said since his world record transfer move.
Throughout the Neymar transfer saga, it was supposedly Dani Alves who played a pivotal role in bringing his former Barcelona team mate to Paris.
Not so, said Alves.
Alves: Neymar was the one who convinced me
The right back said after PSG 2 Amiens 0: In contrast to what people think, I am the grateful one because Neymar was the one who convinced me [to join PSG].
Alves continued: I didn't have anything to do with [his transfer]. I only told him to be happy. [My arrival] wasn't planned, but if he was able to convince me then it was because he was thinking about coming, I would say.
In plenty of interviews over recent days, Neymar said he hadn't made his mind up about moving to PSG until two days before it actually happened.
Dani Alves was confirmed as a PSG player on July 12, 2017.
The interview below is in Portuguese but it is quite clear to see how Alves reacts to suggestions he convinced Neymar to join PSG
Dani Alves teve influncia na escolha de Neymar? Pelo contrrio! O lateral revelou que o craque brasileiro foi fundamental na sua ida para o PSG! Se liga! Saiba tudo sobre o futebol europeu com o aplicativo do Esporte Interativo! Baixe agora! Link na BIO!
A post shared by Esporte Interativo (@esporteinterativo) on Aug 5, 2017 at 12:33pm PDT
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