Lionel Messi also made a big contribution with two goals and an assist. Neymar troubled Clermont with his movement and skills. In the seventh minute, he pounced on a low cross from Achraf Hakimi to have a first-time effort deflected out by Alidu Seidu
PSG’s Lionel Messi (right) celebrates a goal with Neymar Jr on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
An unplayable Neymar notched a goal and three assists to lead defending champion Paris Saint-Germain to a 5-0 win at Clermont in the French league on Saturday.
Lionel Messi also made a big contribution with two goals and an assist. Neymar troubled Clermont with his movement and skills. In the seventh minute, he pounced on a low cross from Achraf Hakimi to have a first-time effort deflected out by Alidu Seidu. Two minutes later, Pablo Sarabia squared the ball back for Messi, who flicked it toward Neymar.
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The Brazil forward controlled the ball before burying it into the bottom corner. PSG capitalised on a fast break in the 26th when Neymar found Hakimi, who fired into the top corner. Neymar set up the third goal with a pinpoint free kick for Marquinhos, who headed home in the 39th. Messi still made it 4-0 in the 80th. He played a one-two with Neymar before netting with a low strike. The Argentina superstar sealed the win in the 86th by chesting down a ball over the top from Leandro Paredes to score with an overhead kick.
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