Buffon thanks Juventus after PSG debut

A 4-0 defeat of Monaco in the Trophee des Champions got Paris Saint-Germain's new goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon off to a winning start.

PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon   -  Getty Images

Gianluigi Buffon paid tribute to Juventus after making a successful Paris Saint-Germain debut in the Trophee des Champions.

PSG thumped Ligue 1 rival Monaco 4-0 in China on Saturday, thanks chiefly to a brace from Angel Di Maria, with Christopher Nkunku and Timothy Weah also scoring.

Buffon was untested in Shenzhen, with Leonardo Jardim's side unable to muster any shots on target against its more illustrious opponent.

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After his first competitive appearance for the Ligue 1 champions, Buffon thanked Juve in a lengthy social media post. "Even at the age of 40 you can still be happy to win a supercopa,” Buffon posted on Instagram.

"Thanks again to Juventus who, with their culture of work, allowed me to reach this age in optimal condition to keep performing."

"Thanks to PSG, who found the necessary arguments to push me even further. Thanks to my new teammates who allowed me to win another trophy and welcomed me with enthusiasm, courtesy and respect."

"And, thanks to [PSG colleague] Kevin Trapp who, despite what I offered a few days ago, wanted me to find the number one shirt in my place [in the dressing room]. Thank you Kevin, from my heart, and thanks to all those who allowed me to feel these emotions again."

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