Paris Saint-Germain won the first trophy of their season as they defeated Nantes in the final of the Trophies des Champions. Last night, PSG played against Nantes at the Bloomfield Stadium, where the Les Parisiens scored four goals to win the trophy. Brazil international Neymar scored two goals, but Lionel Messi won the Player of the Match award. Messi scored one goal in this match, but his overall performance was brilliant against Nantes.
Last night, Paris Saint-Germain faced Nantes at the Bloomfield Stadium to play the final of the Trophies des Champions. Christophe Galtier, the new manager of PSG, set up his team formation with 3-4-3. He used two wing-backs in this match. In the front, the manager played Neymar Jr. and Pablo Sarabia with Lionel Messi. From Nantes’ side, the manager used a 3-4-1-2 formation.
PSG tried to take control of the match from the start. Nantes couldn’t even get the ball in the first ten minutes. Neymar and Messi seemed very deadliest in the front. However, the Les Parisiens didn’t have to wait much to take the lead. In the 22nd minute, PSG got their first goal as Lionel Messi beat the Nantes’ goalkeeper with his iconic dribbling.
After that, Nantes tried to get back on track. They created some chances but couldn’t score. Furthermore, PSG doubled their lead in the additional time of the first half. Neymar Jr. scored that goal with a magnificent free-kick. This goal is also Neymar’s first goal from a free kick after a long two years. So, the first half ended in 2-0 at the Bloomfield Stadium.
Returning from the break, the Les Parisiens continued pressing for more goals. As a result, PSG got their third goal in the 57th minute as Sergio Ramos found the net with an amazing backheel shot. Conceding three goals, Nantes became a bit shaky in defense. In the 81st minute, Nantes defender Charles Castelletto fouled Neymar inside the box. So, the match referee offered PSG a penalty kick. Neymar took that shot and made no mistakes. However, Nantes couldn’t return a single goal in the remaining minutes. Therefore, PSG won the match by a 4-goal margin and got their first trophy of the season.