PSG thrashes reigning Coupe de France champions Nantes in Tel Aviv, Israel’s Trophee des Champions, without star forward Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe was sidelined for Paris Saint-season Germain’s opener due to accumulated yellow cards from the previous campaign, but the new manager Christophe Galtier had a positive impact on the team’s performance in his competitive debut.
Two goals from Neymar and one each from Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos were enough to secure victory for Barcelona. Despite several early warning shots from talisman Ludovic Bias, Nantes were ultimately ineffective throughout.
As the Galtier era begins at Paris Saint-Germain, the club can look forward to a fresh start under a new management and a clear medical report that will allow them to compete in Europe. It’s too early to call Galtier a success at the club, but he’s off to a good start as the new manager prepares for the upcoming campaign.
PSG vs. Nantes was covered live by The Sporting News, who provided scores, analysis, and highlights as they happened.
Simon’s goal proved to be the deciding factor in PSG’s victory in the Trophee des Champions final. Neymar’s two goals in Galtier’s debut set the tone for a dominant performance. The new manager’s term has gotten off to a strong start, as his team is practically at full strength and miles ahead of their opponents.
PSG vs. Nantes final score
22nd min — PSG — Lionel Messi
45+5 min — PSG — Neymar
57th min — PSG — Sergio Ramos
82nd min — PSG — Neymar (pen)