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Tim Weah scores in PSG’s season opener

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A hot start for the young star.

Paris Saint-Germain opened the Ligue 1 season with a 3-0 win over Stade Malherbe Caen at the Parc des Princes. American Timothy Weah scored the match’s third goal, redirecting goalkeeper Brice Samba’s pass into the back of the net in the 89th minute.

Due to Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani resting, some tipped Weah for a start; however, he began the match on the bench. The 18-year old attacker entered in the 82nd minute, replacing Neymar. He came close to scoring prior to his goal, but his effort rebounded off the post.

While Weah has been considered a candidate for a loan, it’s looking increasingly more likely that he will stay with PSG this season. Recently hired manager Thomas Tuchel has a reputation for giving young players a chance, and so far his faith has been rewarded. The French super club will be competing in multiple competitions, so there will be ample opportunity for match experience.

Weah made three Ligue 1 appearances last season, after joining the club’s youth academy in 2014. He scored his first goal for PSG earlier this month, in a 4-0 win over Monaco in the Trophée des Champions. Weah recently made his debut for the U.S. senior national team in March and scored his first international goal against Bolivia in May.