Sunday August 12 2018
Buffon wins Ligue 1 debut

Gianluigi Buffon had relatively little to do on his Ligue 1 debut, as Paris Saint-Germain beat SM Caen 3-0 with Timothy Weah on target.

The 40-year-old shot-stopper was given the gloves this evening, as Alphonse Areola is out injured, putting the issue of who will be first choice on the backburner for the moment.

Neymar opened the scoring on his first Ligue 1 appearance since February, followed by Adrien Rabiot and Timothy Weah.

It was a very special goal for the 18-year-old son of PSG and Milan legend George Weah.

In a remarkable twist of fate, George Weah was playing for Milan on the day Buffon made his Serie A debut for Parma at the age of 17, on November 19, 1995.

Buffon has now made two competitive appearances for PSG, keeping two clean sheets, as they beat Monaco 4-0 in the Super Cup.