KENYA BROWN - Monday, May 21, 2018
Timothy Weah was handed his first start for Paris St. Germain as the Ligue 1 champions wrapped up the season with a dire scoreless tie against Caen.
Caen 0-0 PSG
PSG decided to run out some of their younger players on the last match day of the season as they shared the points with Caen following a scoreless tie at Stade Michel d'Ornano.
It would be a special day for Weah as he earned his first start for the capital team, playing a 4-3-3 formation alongside Javier Pastore and Christopher Nkunku. This also marked the final game in charge for PSG head coach Unai Emery as he will handover the reigns to Thomas Tuchel.
With the league wrapped up weeks ago, PSG were looking to end the season without any hiccups while Caen were still in a fight for survival as five teams were in danger of either making the drop to Ligue 2 or entering a playoff against the third place team in the second tier.
Weah showed off some the potential he could provide for the Ligue 1 champions within minutes of the first half when he intercepted a pass from Caen goalkeeper Brice Samba, sqaured a pass to Pastore who was also in the area, but the Argentine squandered an easy goal as his shot was well off the mark.
It appeared that both teams were just going through the motions for the majority of the game but in the end Caen staved off relegation while for the PSG players, some will prepare for the World Cup and Weah heads home to make further inroads into the US national team.
With Tuchel coming in, it will be interesting to see what will happen with the young forward prior to the start of the new season.