After the tannoy announced the line-ups for Saturday's opening match of the Ligue 1 season, the sold-out Parc des Princes, was treated to the unveiling of new playmaker Javier Pastore, wearing his new N° 27 on his back.

The Argentine midfielder, with his contract just signed, received a hero's welcome. The crowd rose as one, scarfs and flags held aloft, and the capital club's fans produced a magnificent standing ovation for their new favourite.

Accompanied by a young supporter, Javier Pastore walked into the centre circle before applauding, in turn, the club's loyal supporters.

After the recent Copa America, fans will now have to wait a few weeks before the N°27 is back on the pitch for a competitive outing!