Of all the highlights that Lionel Messi has amassed over the years, the Paris Saint-Germain star pulled off an impressive feat for the first time in PSG’s Ligue 1 opener against Clermont-Foot.
After increasing his club’s lead to 4-0 with a goal in the 80th minute, Messi followed up the season’s opening result in style with a fine pass from Leandro Paredes from his chest. Then, with his back up against Clermont goalkeeper Morey Diao, Messi wowed Gabriel Monbed’s Stade crowd with a nimble left-footed bike.
The acrobatic event added a resounding final touch to the competition as Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain secured a 5-0 victory in new manager Christophe Galtier’s first game in the league. Messi ended the competition with two goals and one assist.
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Paris Saint-Germain relied heavily on Messi and Neymar, who scored the first goal and made the next three, as they started their season without the injured Kylian Mbappe. The star striker was absent on Saturday with an adductor muscle injury, and he missed last week’s 4-0 win over Nantes to win the Champions Cup due to suspension.
With more than 700 goals in his career, it is always good to watch Messi continue to look for ways to impress others at the age of 35. After enduring a difficult first season with PSG, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has already made a perfect start to the new campaign .
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