Neymar On Hand To Watch PSG Win Ligue 1 Title
Neymar wasn’t available for selection in Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 opener against Amiens on Saturday, but that really didn’t matter. The Brazilian’s international transfer certificate wasn’t filed before the Friday night deadline, so PSG had to make due with a forward line of Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore and Angel Di Maria against a newly promoted side that’s never been in France’s top division before.
No disrespect to Amiens, but they fielded I, Robot’s Sonny in their starting XI:
And their kickoff routine consisted of this:
And so PSG comfortably won the match 2-0 with goals coming from Cavani and Pastore.
Meanwhile, PSG’s biggest title rival, Monaco, has sold Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City, Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea, Valere Germain to Marseille, Bernardo Silva to Manchester City, and the latest rumors are the impending exits of Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar.
So PSG fans were in celebratory spirits today even without Neymar on the pitch at the Parc des Princes.
Paris says "bonjour" to Neymar: pic.twitter.com/7fktVQ3RfP— Planet Fútbol (@si_soccer) August 5, 2017
PSG’s real season will begin in earnest on August 24 with the draw for the Champions League group stage. In the meantime, Neymar will make his PSG debut on Sunday, August 13 against Guingamp in front of 18,250.