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Paris thrashes Nantes and wins the Champions Trophy


CChampion of France in 2022, Paris Saint-Germain won the Champions Trophy this Sunday in Tel Aviv with the score of 4 goals to 0. The Parisians thus won their first trophy of the season, the first also for the new coach. , Christophe Galtier, at the head of the club. Facing them stood FC Nantes, winner of the last French Cup, unable to hold their opponent’s attack. Neymar, author of a double, and Lionel Messi, scorer like Sergio Ramos, offered a festival to the Israeli public, in the absence of Kylian Mbappé, suspended for this inaugural meeting of the season, organized a week before the start of the League 1.

As in their finest days, Messi and Neymar were essential to Parisian victory. A devilish hook from “Leo” (22e), a direct free kick (45e + 3) and a penalty (82e) of “Ney”, the stars of PSG provided the show. And Kylian Mbappé, the third jewel, suspended, was not even there. In tune, the world and European champion Sergio Ramos scored the third goal with a heel (57e).

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Beaten last year by Lille (1-0) here in Tel Aviv, PSG did not miss their start to the season, having already won their four warm-up matches, including three in Japan. The French champion this time seemed ready to start his Ligue 1 in Clermont on Saturday (9 p.m.). Everything is not perfect, the three-man defense still had some squeaks, left Moses Simon (18e) or Ludovic Blas (19e) threaten Gianluigi Donnarumma, impeccable to pick up the strike from Nantes number 10 in his skylight, but the whole thing already looks great.

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