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European roundup: Neymar double helps PSG breeze past Bordeaux

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Neymar scored a double as Paris Saint-Germain’s awe-inspiring firepower was on show again in a 6-2 demolition of Bordeaux that stretched their Ligue 1 lead to three points.

Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier and Julian Draxler also found the back of the net before the break, with Kylian Mbappé adding a goal in the second half, though Younousse Sankhare and Malcom struck consolation goals for Bordeaux.

PSG, who crushed Bayern Munich 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday, have 22 points from eight games to Monaco’s 19 after the principality side were held to a 1-1 home draw by Montpellier on Friday.

“We can play better,” said PSG full-back Meunier. “We lost a bit of focus when we were 3-0 up and we should be more disciplined.”

In the Bundesliga Shinji Kagawa became the league’s top Japanese scorer of all time when he chipped in the winner in Borussia Dortmund’s nervous 2-1 victory at Augsburg. Dortmund, who wasted a second-half penalty, bounced back from their midweek home loss to Real Madrid in the Champions league to move five points clear at the top of the Bundesliga on 19 points from seven matches.

The 28-year-old Kagawa scored his 38th goal in the league to surpass Shinji Okazaki, with a superb chip over keeper Marwin Hitz. Earlier, Augsburg’s Caiuby had cancelled out Andriy Yarmolenko’s fourth-minute goal for Dortmund.

Dortmund, undefeated in the league, inexplicably stepped off the gas after the break, allowing Augsburg a string of fine chances. But keeper Roman Bürki came to the rescue repeatedly to protect their slim lead which top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should have increased in the 79th. He wasted his penalty, however, chipping the ball into Hitz’s hands.