Outstanding Neymar directly involved in four goals – Messi scores with an overhead kick

Paris Saint-Germain is in early form: The reigning French champions swept past outsiders Clermont Foot 5-0 at the start of Ligue 1. Neymar and Messi were just so excited to play.

He dominated at the start in Ligue 1: PSG superstar Neymar (#10, with Hakimi).

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Second convincing victory, second without conceding a goal: Six days after the triumph in the Supercup, PSG also made their debut in Ligue 1 with confidence. In the absence of Mbappé (adductor problems), new Paris coach Christophe Galtier relied on Neymar and Messi at Clermont Foot.

Above all, the Brazilian, who had already shone with a brace in the 4-0 win over Nantes, played well and was directly involved in four of the five goals. When it came to the opening goal, Neymar benefited from Sarabia’s preliminary work, which Messi deflected precisely (9′). A little later, a counterattack rolled over Messi and Neymar, before the Brazilian served Hakimi on the right, who thundered the ball into the short upper corner (23rd).

The preliminary decision came from a Brazilian co-production: Neymar lifted a free-kick at Marquinhos’ head, who headed in powerfully (38′). Before the break, it was Neymar again who used Messi in an exemplary manner, but the Argentinian found his champion in Clermont keeper Diaw (45+1). After the change of sides, PSG shifted down a few gears, Clermont drew more courage.

A standard set almost rang the bell in the home team’s goal again, but Kimpembe’s header failed completely after Neymar’s great free-kick (54′). With ten minutes to go, Messi made a brilliant start, which Neymar wanted to thank him for. The Brazilian didn’t finish from a perfect position, instead opting for a back pass to Messi – his third assist of the evening (80′).

Messi provides a big highlight at the end

Messi, who stopped the ball with his chest after preliminary work by compatriot Paredes and then converted it with an overhead kick (86th), made the end point, which is both worth seeing and brilliant. A minute later, substitute Juan Bernat failed to complete the half-dozen. It stayed with the well-deserved, but almost too low 5:0.

goals and cards

neymar (9′)

hakimi (26′)

Marquinhos (38′)

messi (80′)

messi (86′)

Clermont Foot


Paris St Germain

Paris SG

referee team
Jeremy Stinat

Jeremy Stinat

game info

PSG are challenged at home against Montpellier next Saturday (9 p.m., LIVE! on kicker), Clermont is a guest at Stade Reims the next day (3 p.m.).

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