PSG vs Nantes: Trophy des Champions, PSG 4-0 NAN – Lionel Messi and Neymar were on target as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nantes 4-0 to win the Trophy des Champions on Sunday. Messi set the Ligue 1 champions on their way with a superb finish in the 22nd minute, before Neymar doubled their advantage with a superb whipped free-kick from 25 yards on the stroke of half-time. Sergio Ramos made it 3-0 shortly before the hour mark with an improvised finish, then Neymar claimed a second late on from the penalty spot after an incident in which Jean-Charles Castelletto was sent off. Follow Paris Saint-Germain live news with InsideSport.IN
Kylian Mbappe did not travel to Israel for the clash at Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium, but his absence was not felt as he began his reign as PSG boss in the style of Christophe Gaultier.
Achraf Hakimi and Pablo Sarabia went over for PSG within the opening 10 minutes, while Ludovic Blas was brilliantly denied by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
PSG went ahead in the 22nd minute when Messi headed home Alban Lafont after latching onto Neymar’s deflected through ball.
PSG v Nantes: Paris Saint-Germain shock, claim 11th Trophie des ChampionsLafont got down well to deny Messi a second before the interval, yet Gaultier’s men went into the break with a two-goal lead courtesy of Neymar’s superb free-kick.
Ramos added a third in the 57th minute, the former Real Madrid defender brilliantly backhilling into the net to keep out Lafont Sarabia’s early effort.
Neymar scored his second goal in the 82nd minute with a cool penalty by Castelletto, who was shown a red card by referee Orel Greenfield.