Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Real Madrid goalkeeping ace Sergio Ramos both netted twice as Paris St Germain cruised to an easy victory over Nantes in Sunday’s French Super Cup at the Bloomfield Stadium.
For the eighth time in ten years, Paris Saint-Germain defeated the French Cup winners in the customary season-opening match between the Ligue 1 champions and the French Cup winners.
When Neymar sent a through ball to Messi, he was able to round the goalie and score from a tight angle following a 22nd-minute through pass. PSG’s variety of world-class talent did not disappoint the Israeli audience.
On the stroke of halftime, Neymar added a second goal with a curling free kick before Sergio Ramos, who spent much of last season out injured after his transfer from Real Madrid, added the third goal with an incredible backheel from close range.
After Nantes defender Jean Claude Castelletto was sent off for a tackle on Neymar, the Brazilian scored the game-winning goal from the penalty spot in the 82nd minute.