The return of Neymar as an unbalanced and decisive player, goalscorer and present in four of the five starts for PSG, with an unlimited partnership with Leo Messiwhich closed the exhibition with a Chilean goal against an unanswerable Clermontwell below the champion on his league debut.
The French championship begins as it ended. With PSG in the lead after an exhibition at the Gabriel Montpied stadium, where he did not miss the absence of Kylian Mbappé, he is on the ground due to muscle problems with the adductors. Neymarbrilliant throughout the match, and Messi, successful in shooting, They were responsible for making the first placid and repeated the role of the Super Cup.
Clermont barely endured the gust of football that overwhelmed them for nine minutes. He came out full of hope but the game’s first chance was a mirage, when Andric tested Donnarumma’s toughness. Neymar, who had forgiven the first he had, sent an action from Pablo Sarabia, holder with Sergio Ramos, to the network.
In the first act the assembly had been condemned. PSG passed the ball to their rival and “killed” him on the counterattack. Hakimi’s speed appeared in a deadly counterattack initiated by Neymar in the 26th minute, while Vitinha had already forgiven the second. And a perfectly executed free-kick from Neymar allowed Marquinhos to score the third from a header seven minutes before the break.
The second half allowed Messi to start the French championship with a goal, enjoying freedom of movement in attack, to appear on the wing or seek space in the axis. He kept looking for it until he found it. Gift, of course, from Neymar. He put him on a plateau in an action that they chained and which could have served for the double of the Brazilian who opted for his third assist.
The victory was no greater for Diaw, who fired a shot from Nuno Mendes at close range but couldn’t cope with Messi’s genius closing the game. He killed a chop pass with his chest and with his back to goal he invented a Chilean with the ball pumped towards the goalkeeper position.
0 – Clermont: Diaw; Seidu, Florent Ogier, Wieteska, Neto Borges; Gonalons (Baiye, m.85), Johan Gastien, Jim Allevinah (Dossou, m.73), Elbasan Rashani (Khaoui, m.82), Saracevic (Magnin, m.73); and Andric.
5 – PSG: Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos (Mukiele, m.67), White, Marquinhos; Achraf Hakimi, Vitinha (Paredes, 67), Verratti (Zaire-Emery, 82), Nuno Mendes (Bernat, 78); Neymar, Sarabia (Ekitike, m.78) and Messi.
Goals: 0-1, m.9: Neymar. 0-2, m.26: Hakimi. 0-3, m.38: Marquinhos. 0-4, m.80: Messi. 0-5, m.86: Messi.
Arbitrator: J. Stinat. He berated Allevinah (38) and Gonalons (67) for the locals; and in Vitinha (13) by visitors.
Case : match of the first day of the French championship played at the Gabriel Montpied stadium in front of 12,203 spectators.