Starting XI: Benaglio – Grandsir, Glik, Jemerson, Raggi, Serrano – Pelé, Aholou, Tielemans – Lopes, Jovetic
Leonardo Jardim started two rookies for this match of Trophée des Champions against PSG: Jean-Eudes Aholou and Samuel Grandisr. With the ball at Paris’ feet at the beginning of the game, the biggest opportunity early on came from Monaco, who started well and looked sharp in attack with creativity on the ball and sharpness out of the back to start the attacks.
PSG then became more dangerous, and in the 32nd minute Di Maria opened the scoring on a direct free-kick shot. Rony Lopes nearly equalized soon after before Nkunku made it 2-0 before the break.
In the second half, Jardim made changes with Diop and Keita, shifting to a 4-2-3-1 pattern, with Jovetic testing Buffon twice. With the game’s chances evening, N’soki found Weah for the 3-0 lead for Paris. Jovetic nearly cut into the lead before Di Maria scored the fourth and final goal. AS Monaco played in front of 41,237 fans in Shenzhen, and now the team looks ahead to the Ligue 1 opener against Nantes on Saturday.