Thomas Tuchel secured his first piece of silverware in charge of big spending Paris Saint-Germain as Angel Di Maria’s double helped with a 4-0 win over Monaco in the Trophee des Champions. Nkunku and Weah were also on target for the French side.
In a game pitching the big boys in the French League just before the start of the League itself, PSG were dominant from the word go as they were clearly keen on winning the first Silverware of the Season.
Brazilian Super Star Neymar made a 15-minute cameo as PSG came out tops against Monaco in a match played in China, for the sixth successive season.
Angel Di Maria netted a superb free-kick in the 33rd minute to open the scoring.
Christopher Nkunku doubled PSG’s lead seven minutes later to give them a comfortable 2-0 Lead.
Timothy Weah the son of Legendary George Weah was on target in the 67th minute, before man of the match Di Maria added stoppage-time gloss ahead of next Sunday’s visit from Caen.
Di Maria made full use of a free-kick in a central area, stroking it over the wall and beyond Benaglio from 25 yards to give his side the lead.
Monaco should have been level two minutes later when Samuel Grandsir escaped into space on the right, but his low cross to the near post was bundled wide by Rony Lopes.
Christopher Nkunku has scored six goals in his last nine starts with PSG in all competitions.
Stevan Jovetic drew a comfortable first save from Buffon within two minutes of the restart, although hopes of a Monaco fightback dissipated as Tuchel’s men reasserted their dominance.