Lionel Messi was the star of the show as Paris Saint Germain thrashed Clermont Foot 5-0 to get off to a flying start to their Ligue 1 title defense.
Christophe Galtier’s side were thoroughly dominant, even by their own standards, and it all revolved around Messi.
The Argentine was instrumental for his side on Saturday, August 6 as he teed up Neymar for the opener at Stade Gabriel Montpied early in the first half
What a outstanding performance for the Argentine forward, who scored twice and also assisted Neymar’s goal. His second was scored off a bicycle kick following a cross from Leandro Paredes. The central role naturally helps Messi bring out his best. Six of his eight dribbles were successful, while he played four key passes and completed all three of his attempted long balls.
Lionel Messi scored a sensational bicycle-kick goal as Paris Saint-Germain began the defence of their Ligue 1 title with an emphatic 5-0 victory over Clermont at the Stade Gabriel Montpied on Saturday.
Messi netted a brace to go with goals from Neymar, Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos as they followed up last weekend’s 4-0 Trophee des Champions victory over Nantes with another easy win.
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If there was ever a question about whether Lionel Messi could score goals after a challenging 2021-22 season, the 35-year-old hit the ground running against Clermont Foot on Saturday in the 5-0 win.
Messi scored a brace, including an incredible bicycle kick to put a cherry on top of the victory. The PSG forward provided one assist and four key passes along with the two goals.
Here are some of the best moments from Messi against Clermont Foot