PSG thrashed Clermont with two goals from Messi

The Argentine star Lionel Messi shone and closed with a double Paris Saint Germain’s 5-0 win over Clermont, as a visitor, in one of the two matches that launched the French Ligue 1 soccer today.

Messi, who played at a very good level throughout the match, scored his first goal 35 minutes into the second half after leading a counterattack and putting together a good wall in the area with his great partner, the Brazilian Neymar Jr. .

And at 41m, after receiving a good deep pass from Leandro Paredes (he entered the complement), he stopped it on his chest and defined a Chilean over the head of goalkeeper Mory Diaw.

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The other goals of the Parisian team were from Neymar himself (9m PT, after an inaccurate control by Messi), the Moroccan side Achraf Hakimi (26m PT) and the Brazilian Marquinhos (38m PT).

Paredes, what has been said, entered the complement while there are still rumors of his transfer to Juventus in Italy, and Mauro Icardi was not among those summoned due to personal problems. In PSG, compared to last season, there are no longer Ángel Di María (he went precisely to “Juve”) nor DT Mauricio Pochettino.

A little over three months before the start of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, the Rosario crack started the French tournament in the best way and feeds the illusions of Argentina.

PSG, who had just won the French Super Cup with another win, 4-0 against Nantes (one from Messi), and will seek to pay off the Champions League debt, will host Montpellier on matchday two.

In the other match played today for the opening date of Ligue 1, Monaco beat Strasbourg as a visitor 1-0.

Tomorrow they will complete Toulouse-Nice, Montpellier-Troyes, Angers-Nantes, Lille-Auxerre, Lens-Brest, Rennes-Lorient, Marseille-Reims.

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Source: Telam

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