Lionel Messi scored twice and Neymar once as Paris Saint-Germain beat French Cup winner Nantes 4-0 to win the Champions Trophy on Sunday at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.
Messi, the record seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, scored midway through the first half. Taking a deflected pass from Neymar, he dribbled past goalkeeper Alban Lafont and scored with a fine finish.
In first-half injury time, Neymar expertly guided a free kick into the top left corner to put coach Christophe Galtier’s side up 2-0 at Bloomfield, which hosted the game for the second year in a row.
Sergio Ramos scored from close range in the 57th minute, and Neymar converted a penalty in the 82nd after being fouled by Jean-Charles Castelletto, who was sent off.
PSG has won the Champions League for the ninth time in ten seasons. A year ago, they were defeated 1-0 by Lille at the same venue.