PSG ideally start their season by winning the Champions Trophy against Nantes
Already a trophy for the PSG version Christophe Galtier. Against FC Nantes, during the Champions Trophy, Sunday July 31 in Tel Aviv (Israel), serious Parisians clearly won, thanks to goals from Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and a double from Neymar (4-0) . Paris wins its 11th Champions Trophy, the ninth under the QSI (Qatar Sports Investments) era.
With the alignment of Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes in pistons, Christophe Galtier had chosen an offensive composition against the Canaries. His players quickly gave him satisfaction by going forward and getting the clearest chances from the start. After a header on the crossbar from Marquinhos at quarter of an hour, Leo Messi came concretize the Parisian domination in the 22nd minute, ideally launched in depth by Neymar.
Led, the Nantes did not get a lot of chances and suffered the pace imposed by PSG and its new midfielder, Vitinha, during the rest of the first period. Overwhelmed, they conceded the break goal on a masterful free kick from Neymar, just before returning to the locker room. The Brazilian looked very sharp and involved on Sunday night, just like Lionel Messi. The two players, who looked for each other a lot offensively, also put their hearts to work in the defensive withdrawal. Physically fit and solid in the duels, they played the entire meeting without lowering the pace.
@neymarjr distributes the good points and the medals to the players of the @PSG_inside ! #PSGFCN #TDC2022 pic.twitter.com/EBA1ayfqAl
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While Sergio Ramos scored the third Parisian goal on a heel after a corner (57th), Neymar completed the Parisian demonstration, on a penalty, by doing justice to himself after being unbalanced in the box by Jean -Charles Castelletto, expelled. Decisive and smiling, the Brazilian showed himself until the end of the meeting, and even beyond, since he insisted on distributing the winner’s medals to each of his teammates at the end of the meeting.
Even in the absence of Kylian Mbappé, suspended, the Parisians made a strong impression to offer themselves their first trophy under the Galtier era. They have shown that they will be difficult to topple this season.