Pitch invasion by upset fan fails as miserably as Celtic defence in 5-0 drubbing

A fan runs at Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.
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A fan runs at Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe.

What do you do when you're a Celtic fan and your side is being taken apart at home by footballing superstars Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar?

Run on the field and aim a kick at one of their highly paid stars, of course.

A Celtic supporter ran onto the pitch during his team's Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain, and tried to kick a bemused Mbappe.

A Celtic fan is removed by stewards after invading the pitch.
RUSSELL CHEYNE

A Celtic fan is removed by stewards after invading the pitch.

The invasion came after Cavani had put the French side 3-0 up towards the end of the first half at Celtic Park.

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Teenager Mbappe was celebrating Cavani's goal, when the fan made an awkward attempt to kick him. He missed, something social media was quick to note the PSG forward line did not do.

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their second goal with Edinson Cavani (C) and Neymar (L).
LEE SMITH

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their second goal with Edinson Cavani (C) and Neymar (L).

The stewards snared the pitch invader and lead him away - happily for him, that no doubt denied him seeing the last two PSG goals.

Mbappe had scored PSG's second goal in Glasgow, to help build a 3-0 halftime lead.

PSG won 5-0. Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani (twice) all scored - and Celtic back Mikael Lustig contributed an own goal to complete the misery.

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Fans thought the game was a joke, as was the pitch invasion… and the alleged attempted kick:

PSG's attacking trident has been nicknamed the "MCN" by French media, a reference to the former "MSN" Barcelona trio of Lionel Messi, Luiz Suarez and Neymar. And the French version was ruthlessly efficient against a poor Celtic side.

PSG paid Barcelona a world record 222 million euros (NZ$354 million) to secure the services of Brazil star Neymar and Mbappe, who joined from Monaco in a loan deal that will cost PSG €180 million (NZ$299 million) when it becomes permanent next year.

It wasn't the biggest Champions League win Wednesday as Chelsea beat Qarabag FK of Azerbaijan 6-0.

In other results, Manchester United beat FC Basel 3-0, Barcelona beat Juventus 3-0, and Roma and Atletico Madrid fought out a 0-0 draw in Rome.

 - Stuff

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