Neymar and Lionel Messi
Neymar and Lionel Messi
Photo: Radad Jabarah
Neymar and Lionel Messi

Messi, Neymar score in 4-0 win as PSG wins Champions Trophy in Tel Aviv

Hosting the grandiose soccer tournament Trophée des Champions for the second year in a row, the Bloomfield Stadium saw an impressive game on Sunday night to kick off the season

Associated Press |
Published: 08.01.22, 09:29
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.
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  • The soccer celebs of Ligue 1 are in Israel for the 2022 Trophée des Champions, hosted at Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium for the second straight year.
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    Neymar and Lionel Messi
    Neymar and Lionel Messi
    Neymar and Lionel Messi
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    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.
    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.
    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.
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    Sergio Ramos
    Sergio Ramos
    Sergio Ramos
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    Galtier, who guided Lille to the league title against the odds in 2021, now has his first trophy at PSG. He replaced Maurico Pochettino after he was fired.
    Antoine Kombouare, who once coached PSG, helped Nantes win its first trophy in 21 years when it won the cup.
    After the game, Neymar said that he's having a good time in Israel and enjoying the weather. He claimed that he, Messi, and Kylian Mbappé may have a chance at making history together in the upcoming series of games.
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