As the world’s two most expensive soccer players, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé already stand apart.
On the field, they have a harmony which could take Paris Saint-Germain far in the Champions League after three straight seasons of failing to even reach the quarterfinals.
Evidence of their growing understanding was fully displayed in the 5-0 home win against an albeit weak Galatasaray side in the Champions League midweek.
Mbappé set up Neymar with an exquisite back-heeled pass, and Neymar returned the compliment with a defense-splitting ball to send the electrifying Mbappé through on goal. They also combined in setting up PSG’s opening goal for Mauro Icardi.
“The real Neymar is back,” Le Parisien newspaper said on Thursday.