The Brazilian forward made it three goals in two appearances for his new club following his world record £200.6million arrival from Barcelona - after opening his account in the win at Guingamp last weekend - but it was another debutant who threatened to steal the headlines as Max Gradel gave the visitors a surprise lead.

The hosts dominated early on with Neymar heavily involved in all their good work so it was against the run of play when Toulouse took the lead.

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Gradel, on loan from Bournemouth, pulled into space inside the penalty area and met Kelvin Amian's cross perfectly with a superb first-time strike.

Neymar clipped the outside of a post with a header but he would not have to wait much longer for his first home goal. It arrived after 31 minutes with a simple tap-in from close range after Adrien Rabiot's shot was parried by the goalkeeper.

Four minutes later, Neymar set up Rabiot to score with a 25-yard effort to send PSG into the interval in front. It would have been with a two-goal cushion had Alban Lafont not made a fine save to deny Layvin Kurzawa on the stroke of half-time.

PSG pushed for a third goal but it looked like their momentum would be rocked by Marco Verratti's red card - a second yellow for a foul on Christopher Jullien - midway through the second half.

However, the numerical disadvantage did not stop PSG, or Neymar, from being a threat as shortly afterwards he won the penalty which Edinson Cavani emphatically dispatched.

Toulouse refused to go down without a fight, though, and Jullien reduced the deficit after 78 minutes with a header that deflected into the net off Thiago Silva.

PSG were not finished and substitute Javier Pastore quickly restored the two-goal lead with a lovely curling effort from just outside the box.

Kurzawa extended the lead in the 84th minute with a superb volley from a driven cross by Neymar, who put the icing on the cake in stoppage time with a trademark display of quick feet and trickery to beat two defenders and find the bottom corner of the net with a left-foot finish.

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