'The First of Many': Messi & Neymar Score as PSG Win Super Cup

'The First of Many': Messi & Neymar Score as PSG Win Super Cup Photo: TT
PSG's Neymar celebrates

Neymar says Sunday’s French Super Cup triumph over Nantes is the “first of many” for Paris Saint-Germain as they begin life under new head coach Christophe Galtier.

Lionel Messi opened the scoring in the 22nd minute while Neymar scored a double, with Sergio Ramos also on the scoresheet in the 4-0 victory in Tel Aviv.

“Everyone deserves congratulations, everyone who came off the bench, everyone who was involved in the match,” Neymar said.

“It was great, the first of many, let’s go!”

The victory, PSG’s ninth Super Cup in the past 10 years, comes after Galtier was appointed as their new boss in early July.

Galtier dedicated the victory to predecessor Mauricio Pochettino who led PSG to last season’s Ligue 1 title.

“Of course I’m very happy, for the players, for the hard work that we put in during pre-season,” Galtier said.

“If we are here it’s because the team won the league last season with a different manager who contributed to this trophy.

“I’d like to dedicate this to Mauricio Pochettino because the team won the league because of him.

“Of course it was important to bring this trophy back to Paris and I liked the way the team played for the whole game even though we conceded a chance.”

Ben somerford
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