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PSG begin title defence with Lionel Messi double

Sat 06 August 2022 | 21:10

Paris Saint Germain starts their Ligue 1 campaign with a victory against Clermont at the Stade Gabriel Montpied on Saturday.

Paris Saint Germain

began the defense of their Ligue 1 title with a 5-0 win against Clermont on Saturday.

Lionel Messi

scored twice and

Neymar

, Achraf Hakimi, and Marquinhos were all on the scoresheet. Kylian Mbappe missed this match due to injury.

Neymar opened the scoring in the 9th minute from Messi's pass after an excellent move. Hakimi scored the second goal in the 26th minute from a lightning counter-attack. Marquinhos scored the third goal with a header from Neymar's free-kick.

Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the season in the 80th minute with an easy tap-in from Neymar's assist. The Argentine forward capped off an excellent performance with a stunning goal in the 86th minute. Lionel Messi gets into the penalty area and chests down Paredas’s lifted pass before excepting a spectacular overhead kick to beat the goalkeeper.

PSG defeated Nantes last week with four goals in the French super cup.

Earlier, Monaco won 2-1 at Racing Strasbourg. The home side had a last-gasp equalizer ruled out by VAR.

 


source: SportMob

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