PSG vs AS Monaco 4-0 Highlights 2018
Paris Saint-Germain 4 Monaco 0: Di Maria double sees Tuchel start with silverware
Neymar was only needed for a brief cameo as Paris Saint-Germain made a fine competitive start under new boss Thomas Tuchel.
Thomas Tuchel secured his first piece of silverware in charge of Paris Saint-Germain as Angel Di Maria’s double helped set an ominous tone for the new season with a 4-0 win over Monaco in the Trophee des Champions.
Di Maria scored once either side of half-time, while Neymar made a 15-minute cameo as the Ligue 1 champions prevailed in the traditional curtain-raiser, played in China, for the sixth successive season.
The result also provided a competitive debut victory, a clean sheet and a valuable confidence boost for Gianluigi Buffon, who endured back-to-back defeats in two International Champions Cup appearances last month.
The Italy icon was rarely worked, with his new boss Tuchel afforded the luxury of introducing Neymar for his first PSG appearance since fracturing a metatarsal in February with a three-goal lead already established.