Clermont Foot vs Paris Saint-Germain – Football Match Report – 6 August 2022

Lionel Messi scored a sensational bicycle kick goal as Paris Saint-Germain began their Ligue 1 title defense with an emphatic 5-0 win over Clermont at the Stade Gabriel Montpied on Saturday.

Messi netted a brace with goals from Neymar, Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos as they followed up the 4-0 Trophée des Champions win over Nantes last weekend with another easy victory.

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It took them just nine minutes to take the lead as Messi brilliantly tossed the ball into the path of Neymar, who finished off an excellent shot.

Hakimi scored midway through the first half on a whirlwind counterattack, before Marquinhos headed Neymar’s free kick into the net.

Neymar then provided a fourth for Messi, before the Argentine striker capped off an excellent performance with a stunning goal, fending off a pass from Leandro Paredes and delivering a finish on the bike.

PSG were without the third member of their star attacking trio, Kylian Mbappe, through injury. New coach Christophe Galtier has entrusted PSG’s Ligue 1 debut to the summer arrivals of Vitinha, Hugo Ekitike and Nordi Mukiele.

Earlier, Monaco won 2-1 at Racing Strasbourg after the home side had a final equalizer on the blast ruled out by VAR.

Monaco, who are playing away in the Champions League preliminary round against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, led 2-0 through Krepin Diatta and Sofiane Diop before Habib Diallo pulled one back in the 65th minute.

Diallo thought he had two minutes left in stoppage time, when he headed home, but team-mate Alexander Djiku was ruled offside as he provided the assist and the strike was ruled out for give victory to Monaco.

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