French Ligue 1
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Neymar: Paris St-Germain striker scores as his side open Ligue 1 season with 3-0 win over Caen

Neymar
Neymar celebrates his 20th league goal for Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar scored the opener and Timothy Weah netted his first league goal, as Paris St-Germain started their Ligue 1 campaign with a 3-0 victory over Caen.

Brazil striker Neymar, who had a disappointing World Cup, took just 10 minutes to get off the mark, after a mistake by Caen keeper Brice Samba.

Angel di Maria squared for Adrien Rabiot to made it 2-0 on 35 minutes.

Weah, 18, the son of ex-PSG and AC Milan forward and Liberia president George - struck in the final minute.

The US international, who came on as a late substitute, had scored his first senior goal for the club in the French Super Cup last week.

PSG were without their World Cup winners - including Kylian Mbappe - for German manager Thomas Tuchel's first league game in charge of the defending champions.

Italian keeper Gianluigi Buffon, making his debut for the club at 40 after his move from Juventus, showed lightning reflexes to prevent Thiago Silva scoring a spectacular own-goal just before half-time but was otherwise a virtual spectator.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Buffon
  • 34Dagba
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 36N'Soki
  • 33Bernede
  • 19DiarraSubstituted forDiabyat 70'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 24Nkunku
  • 10NeymarSubstituted forWeahat 82'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forDraxlerat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Meunier
  • 18Lo Celso
  • 21Weah
  • 23Draxler
  • 30Trapp
  • 35Diaby
  • 37Rimane

Caen

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Samba
  • 3Armougom
  • 29Genevois
  • 24Djiku
  • 22MbengueSubstituted forImorouat 45'minutes
  • 28Fajr
  • 6Oniangué
  • 8Peeters
  • 11NingaSubstituted forStavitskiat 77'minutes
  • 19Tchokounte
  • 17DeminguetSubstituted forCrivelliat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Zelazny
  • 7Stavitski
  • 10Rodelin
  • 15Imorou
  • 20Marega
  • 23Dabo
  • 27Crivelli
Referee:
Benoît Bastien
Attendance:
47,289

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamCaen
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Caen 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Caen 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Post update

    Malik Tchokounte (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Malik Tchokounte (Caen).

  7. Booking

    Timothy Weah (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Caen 0. Timothy Weah (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain).

  10. Post update

    Prince Oniangué (Caen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Timothy Weah (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Diaby with a through ball.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Timothy Weah replaces Neymar.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Post update

    Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Imorou (Caen).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Caen. Timo Stavitski replaces Casimir Ninga.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Caen. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Christopher Nkunku (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Casimir Ninga (Caen).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 12th August 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Marseille11004043
2PSG11003033
3Lille11003123
4Monaco11003123
5Lyon11002023
6Strasbourg11002023
7Nîmes11004313
8Dijon11002113
9Saint-Étienne11002113
10Reims11001013
11Angers100134-10
12Guingamp100112-10
13Montpellier100112-10
14Nice100101-10
15Nantes100113-20
16Rennes100113-20
17Amiens100102-20
18Bordeaux100102-20
19Caen100103-30
20Toulouse100104-40
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