Lionel Messi scored a sensational bicycle kick to spherical off Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 rout of Clermont in its first match of the brand new Ligue 1 season on Saturday.
The Argentine’s purpose was the choose of the bunch as he latched onto Leandro Paredes’ move earlier than controlling it along with his chest and acrobatically sending it over the goalkeeper.
It got here simply six minutes after Messi had scored his first of the match, sweeping his end into the underside nook when set-up by the good Neymar.
The Brazilian attacker had opened the scoring in a powerful efficiency earlier than offering two extra assists for Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos to make it 3-0 earlier than half time.
Messi then completed the evening with a brace to present the reigning league champion an emphatic victory below new coach Christophe Galtier.
The end result shall be a warning shot to different groups within the French high flight given it got here with out starman Kylian Mbappe, who was absent by harm.
“Crucial factor is to attain targets, that’s in Paris Saint-Germain’s DNA and the DNA of the gamers right here,” Galtier instructed PSGTV after the sport.
“So there may be actual satisfaction with these two parts of our sport, attacking in numbers with numerous technical high quality, and defending as a workforce.”