The tall Swede opened the scoring from the penalty spot, Thiago Silva netted on his debut, Alex made it 3-0 just past the half-hour mark and Javier Pastore wrapped up the victory with a fourth in stoppage time to delight the home fans.
The French club, who have spent over 200 million euros
($261.11 million) on players since being taken over by Qatari investors
over a year ago, were never really threatened by the visitors who got a
late consolation through Miguel Veloso.
“It is very important to win the first game,” coach Carlo Ancelotti told a news conference.