Neymar gave medals to PSG players after masterclass vs Nantes

  • Rob Swan
Neymar v Nantes

Neymar handed out the medals to his Paris Saint-Germain teammates after inspiring the French giants to a 4-0 victory over Nantes in the Trophée des Champions on Sunday night.

The Brazilian superstar scored two goals as PSG won their first trophy under new manager Christophe Galtier, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino at the Parc des Princes this summer.

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos also scored two excellent goals in the rout.

But it was Neymar who stole the show at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.

The 30-year-old netted a magnificent free-kick on the stroke of half-time and then scored one of the coolest penalties we’ll see all season in the closing stages.

Neymar v Nantes
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – JULY 31: Paris Saint-Germain’s Jr Neymar celebrates after scoring fourth goal during the Champions Trophy at Bloomfield Stadium on July 31, 2022 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

He also played the pass that led to Messi opening the scoring in the 22nd minute and caused Nantes’ defenders all sorts of problems during the rest of the match.

Neymar often receives more than his fair share of criticism from football fans; however, when he’s on top of his game, he’s an absolute joy to watch.

Watch: Neymar’s highlights vs Nantes

You can watch the South American’s stunning individual highlights here:

Neymar hands out medals to PSG teammates

Neymar was so good that he even handed out the winners’ medals during the post-match celebrations.

An official will usually hand out the medals to the victorious team, but Neymar took it upon himself to give the medals to Messi, Ramos and the rest of his fellow PSG squad members on this occasion.

Watch the footage here:

A player dishing out medals to his teammates is certainly not something you see every day!

Neymar is a true maverick.

Will Neymar win the Champions League this season?

Now in his sixth season at PSG, Neymar will be desperate to finally win the Champions League this season.

Since moving to Paris, the Brazil star has won four Ligue 1 titles, three Coupe de France trophies, the Coupe de la Ligue twice and now the Trophée des Champions on three occasions.

But unless he manages to end PSG’s wait for the Champions League, the £198 million forward’s time at PSG won’t be deemed a complete success.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – JULY 31: Paris Saint-Germain’s Jr Neymar in action with Fc Nantes’ Jean Charles Chirivella during the Champions Trophy at Bloomfield Stadium on July 31, 2022 in Tel Aviv, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

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