Neymar was mocked by Paris St-Germain fans after denying Edinson Cavani a chance to become the club’s all-time scorer while the Ligue 1 side were eliminated by midfielder Dijon.
Cavani’s goal in the first half meant he was tied with Zlatan Ibrahimovic with 156 goals in all competitions for PSG.
The hosts led 4-0 at halftime and Neymar had already completed a hat trick before PSG were awarded a penalty.
The Brazilian’s decision to take the penalty instead of allowing Cavani resulted in whistles from the home crowd, but coach Unai Emery defended him after the game.
“I think Neymar took the penalty because it was a good day for him too,” said Emery.
“We are happy with it. But Cavani will have a lot more chances of scoring more goals. “
PSG defender Thomas Meunier described it as “a bit of a shame and a little ungrateful” but admitted that Neymar was his team’s penalty taker.
“He could have given him the ball, that would have been a nice gesture of fair play,” he said.
“He did so much for the team today and the fact that the fans whistled him didn’t take it very well. I think most of the players would have had the same reaction. “
PSG lead the table after 21 games by 11 points over closest rivals Lyon, whom they play against on Sunday.
The league leaders have won their last eight league and cup games, scored 31 goals and conceded six goals.
Dijon, who is 11th in the table, has been without a win for four games.
- 2Thiago Silva
- 17Berchiche Izeta
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- 18of CelsoReplaced byRabiotat the 78′protocol
- 11Sag MariaReplaced byMbappéat the 68′protocol
- 32Alves da Silva
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Game ends, Paris Saint Germain 8, Dijon 0.
Second half ends, Paris Saint Germain 8, Dijon 0.
Attempt saved. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the center of the goal. Supported by Kylian Mbappe.
Foul by Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain).
Valentin Rosier (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Admitted by Baptiste Reynet.
Attempt saved. Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint-Germain) headed from the center of the box, held by the goalkeeper, high in the center of the box. Supported by Adrien Rabiot.
Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 8, Dijon 0. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed bottom left.
Penalty for Paris Saint-Germain. Edinson Cavani pulls a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty by Cédric Yambéré (Dijon) for a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt failed. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Supported by Christopher Nkunku.
Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Granted by Jordan Marié.
Attempt blocked. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Supported by Yuri.
Foul by Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain).
Fouad Chafik (Dijon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Adrien Rabiot replaces Giovani Lo Celso.
Goal! Paris Saint-Germain 7, Dijon 0. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) hits with his left foot on the left in the box, bottom left. Supported by Neymar after a quick break.
Attempt saved. Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the center of the goal.
Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Admittedly by Valentin Rosier.
Foul von Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain).