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Tim Weah makes debut in PSG’s win at Troyes

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Another one to keep an eye on in Europe’s big leagues!

NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 16:  Tim Weah of United States of America celebrates scoring his team 5th goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017  Round of 16 match between Paraguay and USA at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 16, 2017 in New Delhi, India.  (Photo by Jan Kruger - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 16: Tim Weah of United States of America celebrates scoring his team 5th goal during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Round of 16 match between Paraguay and USA at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on October 16, 2017 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Jan Kruger - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Jan Kruger - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images

With Neymar sidelined for the rest of the season with an injury, opportunity finally knocked for U.S. youth international Tim Weah at Paris Saint-Germain. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for the French giants on Saturday in the club’s 2-0 win away to Troyes.

The son of former Balon d’Or winner George Weah came on in the 79th minute and looked bright in his limited touches. He had a golden chance in stoppage time to put his name up in lights as he had a clear opportunity with the goalkeeper after being put in on goal from the left flank. Unfortunately, his curling finish ended up in the midsection of the ‘keeper.

Missed chance aside, he showed his technique and pace in his short debut. Hopefully this is the start of something special for the youngster in Ligue 1. With Neymar out, perhaps he’ll get even more chances as the season hit the home stretch.