European roundup: Messi acrobatics light up PSG’s opening rout of Clermont | Bundesliga

Lionel Messi scored two goals, including a sensational bicycle-kick, as Paris Saint-Germain began their Ligue 1 title defence with an emphatic 5-0 win at Clermont.

Neymar, Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos were also on target at the Stade Gabriel Montpied as PSG made an impressive start under their new coach, Christophe Galthier, despite the absence of Kylian Mbappé through injury. It took only nine minutes for PSG to go ahead, Messi brilliantly flicking the ball on for Neymar to finish.

Hakimi doubled the visitors’ lead midway through the first half from a lightning counter-attack, before…

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