Neymar scored twice as Paris St-Germain thrashed Nantes 4-0 to win the Trophée des Champions in Christophe Galtier's first game as manager
Lionel Messi opened the scoring and Neymar scored twice as French champion Paris Saint-Germain beat French Cup winner Nantes 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy on Sunday. Messi, the record seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, netted midway through the first half. Taking a deflected pass from Neymar, he went past goalkeeper Alban Lafont before scoring with a fine finish.
The victory provided a perfect end to an unbeaten season for PSG, which also won the League Cup and French Super Cup. PSG dominated from start to finish against a Nantes team playing in its first Champions Trophy final. Messi put PSG in front in the 20th minute with a clinical finish from inside the area after being set up by Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe then turned provider again 10 minutes later, this time picking out Neymar, who calmly slotted home from close range. Neymar added his second of the game in the 63rd minute with a well-taken free-kick before substitute Pablo Sarabia completed the scoring late on.
The victory ensured that PSG became the first team to win all three major domestic trophies in France in a single season. It was also a record sixth Champions Trophy triumph for PSG, which moves level with Barcelona as the most successful team in the history of the competition.
Neymar expertly guided a free kick into the top left corner in first-half injury time to put coach Christophe Galtier’s side 2-0 up at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, which hosted the game for the second straight year. Antoine Kombouare, who once coached PSG, helped Nantes win its first trophy in 21 years when it won the cup.
Veteran defender Sergio Ramos made it 3-0 in the 57th minute from close range and Neymar converted a penalty in the 82nd after being fouled by Jean-Charles Castelletto, who was sent off. Galtier, who guided Lille to the league title against the odds in 2021, now has his first trophy at PSG. He replaced Maurice Pochettino after he was fired.
PSG thrash newcomers Clermont Foot 4-0, continuing their winning streak. On Sunday afternoon, Lionel Messi and Neymar led PSG to a dominant victory in the Trophees des Champions, the French equivalent of the Community Shield. The pair were in scintillating form as PSG ran out 5-0 winners against their opponents.
This was PSG’s ninth triumph in the past 10 years, cementing their status as one of the most successful teams in French football history. Lionel Messi was at the heart of everything good for PSG, scoring two goals and providing two assists.
Neymar also got on the scoresheet, as well as contributing one assist. The Brazilian put in an excellent all-round performance, displaying his trademark speed and skill. This was a comprehensive victory for PSG, and Lionel Messi and Neymar were at the centre of it.
Lionel Messi, I can’t ask for a better start to my season at Paris Saint Germain, With a stellar performance from Rosario, his team won its first title of the season. champions trophy 4-0. by defeating Nantes ultimate champion french cup, This is his 37th title at club level. 41st in his career usually.
Scoring opened with number 30 A dribble who missed his best times bite before the goalkeeper exits Alban Belafonte And defining the right side with the free bow. Neymar combined brilliantly with La Pulga to score second at the end of the first half A perfect free kick to the near post you Sergio Ramos After Lafont’s rebound, he replaced third with a heel. In the end, the Brazilian caught on the field and converted the final goal of a penalty kick.
Leo was chosen as the final’s Most Valuable Player by the tournament’s organizers, thanks to his goals and the opportunities created during the match. The Trophée des Champions is his 37th title at the club level and the 41st title of his entire career.
In post-match statements, Neymar was asked if a “new Messi” had been seen today and his response in defence of his teammate and friend was overwhelming:
“People don’t know what’s going on inside, too. Do all the talking. Leo is Leo, he will never change, he will always make a difference and make history. We hope it goes well for me, Leo and Kian.”
The referee blew the whistle for the end of the match and Lionel Messi won his 37th career title, thanks to PSG’s 4–0 win against Nantes. Messi, Neymar 2nd- and Sergio Ramos, goal.