Neymar scores a brace as PSG start the new season by winning a trophy.
Paris Saint-Germain smashed Nantes 4-0 to win the French Super Cup on Sunday. A brilliant performance from the Parisians marked their first official victory under Christophe Galtier.
A dream start for the new boss
PSG took control of the possession as soon as the game started but had to wait for 20 minutes to finally break the deadlock.
Following a sublime through pass from Neymar, Lionel Messi dribbled past the keeper to make it 1-0 for PSG.
The Ligue 1 champions maintained the pressure on Nantes’ backline, finally doubling their lead just before the half-time whistle.
Neymar stepped up to score a beautiful free-kick, smashing the ball into the top corner of the net. The Parisians had their victory secured when Sergio Ramos scored a cheeky back-heel goal from close range.
Things got even worse for Nantes when Jean-Charles Castelletto received a straight red card for his foul on Neymar inside the box.
The Brazilian star completed his incredible performance by converting the penalty in the 82nd minute. The Parisians had chances to increase their lead but couldn’t find the back of the net again.
PSG: Donnarumma (7) – Marquinhos (7), Ramos (8), Kimpembe (7) – Hakimi (6), Vitinha (7), Verratti (7), Mendes (7) – Sarabia (6), Messi (8), Neymar (9).
Bench: Bernat (6), Mukiele (6), Pereira (6), Paredes (7), Kalimuendo (7).
Nantes: Lafont (5) – Pallois (6), Girotto (6), Appiah (6) – Chirivella (5), Blas (7) – Castelletto (5), Sissoko (6), Coco (5) – Simon (7), Guessand (6).
Bench: Corchia (6), Fabio (5), Moutoussamy (5), Mohamed (6).