- PSG made their debut in Ligue 1 with a placid 0-5 victory against Clermont. Neymar scored a goal and gave three assists. Messi was astonished by a Chilean goal.
It will be impossible for PSG to get rid of Neymar if the Brazilian continues at this level. Just in the summer in which the sale of him has been most talked about, the Paolist responded with a carat performance in Clermont. Galtier’s men beat a very weak rival 0-5 with a goal from Ney, in addition to three assists for Achraf, Marquinhos and Messi respectively . The Argentine, who scored twice, delighted the crowd with an impressive bicycle kick in the final stretch.
As against Nantes in the Super Cup, Galtier repeated the system of three central defenders that gave him so much success. It was without Mbappé, again, since the French international stayed in Paris due to some discomfort in the abductor. His place was taken by Sarabia who, at the moment, sits as the team’s 12th player.
It didn’t even take 10 minutes to know that the night was going to be very placid for PSG. And all commanded by Neymar, the same one that the Parisians wanted to sell until just a few weeks ago and the same one that has emerged, without Mbappé, as the team’s leader at the start of the season. The Brazilian made it 0-1 after taking advantage of a good pass from Sarabia, scoring his third goal in two games if we take into account the brace he scored in the Super Cup against Nantes.
Clermont, unable to leave their field, succumbed to the quality of the former Barcelona player. In Achraf’s 0-2 win, Neymar assisted the Moroccan after taking advantage of a good vertical pass from Messi, who also had a great game. And, as if that were not enough, in Marquinhos’s 0-3, Ney was once again the protagonist with a great lateral center that ended up being materialized by his compatriot with a header.
In the second half, PSG did not want to do any more damage to their rival and dedicated themselves to defending with the ball. However, Neymar was able to increase his locker even more after a great cross from Nuno Mendes who headed it in, but Diaw, the Clermont goalkeeper, avoided it with a miraculous save. The Brazilian had time to assist Messi at 0-4 and complete an assist hat-trick. As if that were not enough, Messi closed his hand with a Chilean goal that was the culmination of a great night for PSG.