Lionel Messi scores acrobatic bicycle kick as PSG thrashes Clermont

The Argentine’s purpose was the decide of the bunch as he latched onto Leandro Paredes’ move earlier than controlling it together 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 sensible 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 night time with a brace to present the reigning league champion an emphatic victory underneath new coach Christophe Galtier.

The end result will probably be a warning shot to different groups within the French prime flight given it got here with out starman Kylian Mbappe, who was absent by harm.

“The most important thing is to score goals, that is in Paris Saint-Germain’s DNA and the DNA of the players here,” Galtier instructed PSGTV after the sport.

“So there is real satisfaction with those two elements of our game, attacking in numbers with lots of technical quality, and defending as a team.”