Paris Saint Germain have started their new campaign in Ligue 1 with a dominant victory. They smashed Clermont Foot with five goals, where the Messi-Neymar duo literally ran riot on opponents. Messi got one assist and two goals, including a stunning bicycle goal. On the other side, Brazilian forward Neymar Jr. got a hat-trick of assists and scored a goal.
The Ligue 1 started last night with the match between Paris Saint Germain and Clermont Foot. PSG boss Christophe Galtier played his team in a 3-4-3 formation. Before this match, the manager insisted to play with three center-backs. However, Christophe Galtier deployed Neymar Jr. and Pablo Sarabia along with Lionel Messi. He also played two wing-backs in this match. On the other hand, Clermont’s boss set up his team formation with 4-2-3-1.
PSG opened the score sheet in the 9th minute as Neymar Jr. found the net with the help of Lionel Messi. After a while, Paris Saint Germain doubled their lead as Achraf Hakimi scored a stunning goal in the 26th minute. Then the home team tried hard to find the net. Unfortunately, they conceded again. This time, the skipper stepped forward to make it three. His powerful header found the net in the 38th minute. The home team couldn’t score more in the remaining minutes of the first half. So, PSG went to the break, taking a five-goal lead.
Returning from the break, Clermont Foot tried to make resistance. Their aim was not to concede more goals in the second half. The home team also defended very well. But Lionel Messi broke their defense in the final ten minutes. He found his first goal of the season with Neymar’s assist in the 80th minute. But, his second goal was way better than the first one. Lionel Messi scored that goal in the 86th minute with a magnificent bicycle shoot. L. Parades assisted in this goal. However, both teams couldn’t score more in the remaining minutes. As a result, Paris Saint Germain started the season, scoring five goals and keeping a clean sheet.