Watch defender Sergio Ramos score with stunning backheel strike as PSG thrash Nantes to win Trophee des Champions
SERGIO RAMOS echoed shades of Alessia Russo as he scored a stunning backheel in Paris Saint-Germain’s French Super Cup win.
The 36-year-old defender showed the skill of a seasoned striker to find the back of the net.
Lionel Messi opened the scoring against Nantes with a typically classy finish, rounding the goalkeeper before coolly slotting into the back of the net.
But Ramos’ effort stole the show during the clash in Tel-Aviv.
Ramos made it three after Neymar had added a second with a cheeky backheel reminiscent of Russo’s Euros strike against Sweden.
After keeper Alban Lafont flapped at a cross, Ramos found himself with the ball of his feet and his back to goal.
The ex-Real Madrid man used all of his skill to cleverly backheel the ball towards goal with Lafont off his line.
And Nantes defender Nicolas Pallois couldn’t keep Ramos’ shot out despite his best efforts.
Neymar later scored his second, and PSG’s fourth, from the spot to wrap up a 4-0 win in the Trophee des Champions.
It was no Kylian Mbappe no problem for PSG as they eased to victory in the curtain raiser for the 2022-23 campaign.
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Mbappe was unavailable for the clash due to suspension.
Messi was crowned Man of the Match following an eye-catching performance.
The Argentinian superstar looks ready to kick on after a turbulent first season in the French capital.
And the same can be said for Ramos, who struggled with injury throughout his debut campaign with PSG.
The Spaniard played 90 minutes just once in the whole of his debut season but managed the entire match as Christophe Galthie’s side coasted to victory over Nantes.
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