Lionel Messi scored an excellent overhead kick in PSG’s win over Clermont (Reuters)
Clermont supporters stood as much as applaud and chant Lionel Messi’s title following his bicycle kick for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday night.
PSG cruised to their first win of the brand new Ligue 1 season with a 5-0 victory away to Clermont.
Neymar opened the scoring after simply 9 minutes, whereas Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos added to PSG’s lead earlier than the break.
Messi then scored two within the closing levels of the second half and the decide of his double was a chic overhead kick, which even acquired the opposition followers on their toes to applaud.
A submit describing the scenes on the stadium from Clermont’s official Twitter account learn: ‘What a aim by Messi.
‘It’s sufficient for the stadium to face up and applaud the one who stays as top-of-the-line gamers on the planet and chant ‘Messi, Messi’.’
Talking after his aspect’s win, PSG head coach Christophe Galtier mentioned of Messi: ‘I spoke with Leo throughout our keep in Japan and with the defensive sector as nicely to make sure that he can carry out nicely on a regular basis.
‘He has a really sharp, very clear tactical sense. He shortly sees the place he has to place himself, the best way he positions himself to play, he’s in an space he likes. He likes to play with the gamers round him. When Leo smiles, the staff smiles too.
‘He has been enjoying at a really excessive stage for 17 years. He had a troublesome season final 12 months, he was getting used to it.
‘All seasons earlier than, it was minimal 30 targets. From the second he has made full preparation, that he has his bearings by way of his household life and his membership, his staff and his companions, there isn’t any purpose for him to not have an ideal season. When he’s enjoying with Kylian, we may have much more offensive energy.’
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