PSG 3-0 Caen: Neymar and Weah attack as new boss Tuchel enjoys winning start in Ligue 1

Neymar opened the scoring for PSG after a howler by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba

PSG 3-0 Caen: Neymar and Tim Weah take advantage of goalkeeper Brice Samba's howlers to make sure Thomas Tuchel enjoys victory in Ligue 1

  • Neymar took only 10 minutes in the first league game to take off on Sunday
  • The Brazilian fired his shot through Caen goalkeeper Samba and into the net
  • Adrien Rabiot added a second from close range and Tim Weah sealed the victory

Sportsmail Reporter

Neymar took just 10 minutes in the new season to leave the mark when Paris St Germain defeated Caen 3-0.

The champions crossed when Adrien Rabiot added a second 10 minutes before the break and Tim Weah added a late blooming.

Neymar scored 26 goals when PSG competed for the title last season, and the Brazilian striker wasted little time in opening his account for the new season.

Neymar opened the scoring for PSG after a howler by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba

Neymar opened the scoring for PSG after a howler by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba

But it was something of a gift to the hosts after a poor clearance by Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba.

Christopher Nkunku picked up the loose ball and passed it instantly to Neymar, who did not need a second invitation to throw his shot through Samba and into the net.

Samba made a better fist to keep out Antoine Bernede's shot from outside the area and then went down well to deny Angel Di Maria.

Neymar was making his first appearance at PSG since February due to a foot injury

Neymar was making his first appearance at PSG since February due to a foot injury

Neymar was making his first appearance at PSG since February due to a foot injury

At the other extreme, Gianluigi Buffon, who made his debut in Ligue 1 at the tender age of 40, was forced into action for the first time to avoid Malik Tchokounte's shot.

But PSG doubled their advantage five minutes before the break after a counterattack.

Di Maria left Caen's defense for dead before disinterestedly squaring the ball for Rabiot to hit home.

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon debuted in Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon debuted in Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon debuted in Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes

Adama Mbengue had the opportunity to reduce the deficit by half before the break, but he flew out of a corner.

Caen came even closer seven minutes after the interval when a free kick from Stef Peeters hit Buffon but hit the post.

PSG pressed for a third, but Samba did good rescues of Di Maria's header and Nkunku's long-range drive.

Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba was surprised when Tim Weah sealed the victory in the 89th minute

Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba was surprised when Tim Weah sealed the victory in the 89th minute

Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba was surprised when Tim Weah sealed the victory in the 89th minute

Neymar clearly imagined another, but scored two free throws on the crossbar before being replaced by eight minutes remaining.

His replacement Weah added a third from close range with one minute to finish the work of a decent night for the starters.

Paris Saint Germain's new coach, Thomas Tuchel, enjoyed a winning start in Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain's new coach, Thomas Tuchel, enjoyed a winning start in Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain's new coach, Thomas Tuchel, enjoyed a winning start in Ligue 1

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