Paris Saint-Germain began their season in suitably dominant fashion and while new manager Thomas Tuchel may have been without a number of star players, Ángel Di María proved instrumental in the 4-0 win over Monaco.
The victory handed PSG a record-equalling sixth consecutive Trophee des Champions title and despite the Ligue 1 opener taking place in China, the champions were in unforgiving mood.
During Argentina’s disappointing World Cup campaign, Di María scored one of the goals of the tournament and El Fideo broke the deadlock after 33 minutes with an exquisitely struck free-kick form 25 yards.
Christopher Nkunku swiftly added a second before the break and any hopes of a Monaco comeback were dashed after 67 minutes when Timothy Weah stroked in a third.
Di María rounded off a counter in stoppage time to wrap up the win and with it PSG matched Lyon in lifting six consecutive Trophée des Champions.
Meanwhile in Lecce, Inter managed a narrow victory over Lyon thanks to Lautaro Martínez’s second half goal.
The 20-year-old has now scored three goals during Inter’s preseason schedule and has already shown encouraging signs of a potentially potent strike force with captain Mauro Icardi.
After a poor first half in which Lyon should probably have led it was Inter that broke the deadlock, seven minutes into the second period.
Dalbert got away down the left and after his low cross was intelligently dummied by Matteo Politano it was left for Martínez to sweep home.
It was a team goal deserving of winning a match – the @Mastercard goal of the match goes to Lautaro Martínez and @Inter, as they won 1-0 against @OL. #ICC2018 #ChampionsMeetHere pic.twitter.com/EmXNSqUWcw
— International Champions Cup (@IntChampionsCup) August 4, 2018