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First trophy for PSG coach Emery

New signing Hatem Ben Arfa was among the scorers as Paris Saint-Germain romped to a one-sided 4-1 win over Lyon in the Champions Trophy - the traditional French football season-opener - yesterday morning (Singapore time).

Javier Pastore, Lucas Moura and Layvin Kurzawa got the other goals before Corentin Tolisso grabbed a consolation as the French champions won the trophy for the fourth year running and gave new coach Unai Emery some early silverware.

Pastore superbly converted a Kurzawa cross for the opener and the Argentinian then squared for Lucas to bundle in the second under pressure from Jeremy Morel.

Angel di Maria hit the bar with a delightful chip before setting up Ben Arfa for his first goal since signing from Nice. Pastore then set up Kurzawa for the fourth goal nine minutes into the second half.

PSG begin their Ligue 1 title defence away to Bastia this Friday, with Lyon kicking off their campaign at promoted Nancy two days later.

- AFP.

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