Uruguayan slots in first-half winner as Unai Emery’s side dominate on Ligue 1 opener despite record buy’s absence
The Uruaguayan led the line in the absence of £198million-man Neymar – who has not received international clearance to make his debut.
Edinson Cavani scores the opener for PSG in sublime style
Shot-stopper Gurtner performed tremendously, but Cavani and Pastore managed to beat the Frenchman
But the world-record signing was not missed as Cavani coolly fired the last season’s Ligue 1 runners-up ahead late in the first-half.
And Javier Pastore’s tap-in sealed a 2-0 victory for Unai Emery’s side late on as they dominated proceedings at the Parc des Princes.
Cavani, 30, will be forced to play in Neymar’s shadow this season after the Brazilian’s mega move was sealed earlier this week.
The former Barcelona frontman was paraded before kick-off but could not lace up his boots after the paperwork was not filed to French league chiefs in time.
And Cavani took his chance to shine as he latched onto Dani Alves’ cross and buried past Regis Gurtner just before the break.
Impressive Gurtner kept Amiens in it after the break with a string of world-class saves.
Javier Pastore smiles as his side dominate the newly-promoted Amiens side
New signing Neymar celebrates Cavani’s opening strike
But he could do nothing about Pastore’s clincher after Cavani laid it on a plate for the Argentinian to finish into an empty net with ten minutes left.
Angel Di Maria nearly added a third with an ambitious attempt from distance.
But it was plain sailing for PSG who, frighteningly, will have Neymar to add into their attack when they face Guingamp next week.
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Neymar tries on PSG football shirt for the first time in Paris