After leading Paris Saint-Germain to victory in the Champions Trophy, Neymar takes control of the medal ceremony.
Neymar presided over the awarding of the medals after leading Paris Saint-Germain to victory in the Trophee des Champions on Sunday.
The FA Community Shield is known in France as the Trophee des Champions. While PSG won the Ligue 1 championship last year, Nantes won the Coupe de France.
In typical Neymar form, he continued to steal the show after the game. The medals are typically distributed by an official during the prize presentation, but Neymar chose to do it himself. Watch the fantastic video down below.
Neymar is handing out the medals 😭 pic.twitter.com/574Hfx9Fwj
— Janty (@CFC_Janty) July 31, 2022
Neymar and his colleagues led their group to a resounding 4-0 victory while playing at the peak of their game. This was also the Parc des Princes club’s first competitive encounter under new manager Christophe Galtier.
Lionel Messi of Argentina scored the game’s first goal in the 22nd minute, and Neymar added a stunning free kick just before halftime to give the Parisians a 2-0 lead.
Sergio Ramos, a former Real Madrid captain, made it 3-0 in the 57th minute, and Neymar, who scored the game’s final goal with a coolly dispatched penalty in the 82nd, completed the scoring.
Along with his two goals, Neymar put on an incredible performance, setting up Messi’s first goal by passing to the Argentine. Throughout the entire game, the Brazilian wreaked havoc on the Nantes defense.
Neymar has come in for a lot of criticism and attention since his £198 million transfer from Barcelona to Paris.
The 30-year-old was even jeered by his own supporters the previous campaign when PSG suffered a humiliating loss to Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.
While there were rumors that Neymar would be moved during the summer transfer window, it is thought that the star wants to remain in Paris because his goal is to win the Champions League with PSG.
The French powerhouses are hoping that this year will be the club’s successful pursuit of the elusive Champions League championship.
PSG’s Ligue 1 title defense will get underway against Clermont Foot on August 6.