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With five goals past a helpless Clermont Foot to kick off the new campaign, Paris Saint-Germain did it admirably. Lionel Messi scored twice.

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Since the beginning of the game, the Ligue 1 champions have been brutal and have left little chance for the hosts to mount a comeback.

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They took the lead in the ninth minute thanks to Neymar, and they increased it in the 26th minute thanks to Achraf Hakimi.

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It was Marquinhos' turn to score, and he did it in the 38th minute to give his team a comfortable 3-0 lead going into the break.

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It was Lionel Messi's turn to make his debut this season, and he did not disappoint, tallying not one but two goals, which is one-third of his total from the league season of 2021–2022.

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As the season goes on, he hopes to keep up this pace and score a lot more goals to put the disappointing results of the previous season behind him.

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The PSG players performed as follows during the 5-0 victory over Clermont Foot.

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Of the players that started for PSG, Sarabia was perhaps the least productive. Just 79 percent of his passes were successfully completed while he only made 32 touches of the ball and made one crucial pass.

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Verratti once again played well in the middle of the park and was pretty active, touching the ball 112 times in all.

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In the 80th minute, Messi netted his first goal of the match before scoring a goal that could be the best of the year.

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Insane bicycle kick from Lionel Messi propels PSG to a 5-0 victory against Clermont Foot.

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The opening league game of the new season saw PSG's star striker Lionel Messi score an incredible bicycle kick, the first of his storied career, as the Ligue 1 giants thrashed Clermont Foot 5-0.