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for its comeback and without Mbappé, Paris delights with a gala Messi-Neymar duo

Galtier says more about Mbappé’s return

Christophe Galtier on Canal +, on the absence of Mbappé: “If we can see him again next weekend? Yes, I think. He had a little alert, we didn’t want to take any risks. Obviously, if we had been in a difficult match or a Champions League match, Kylian might have participated. We preferred to delay his return and he will obviously be with us, I think, against Montpellier.

PSG-Montpellier is next Saturday at the Parc des Princes.

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It’s over at Gabriel-Montpied! PSG are attacking their Ligue 1 season perfectly after their serious victory against Clermont (5-0). Carried by an excellent Neymar (1 goal, 3 assists), Paris showed a lot of good things with in particular the midfielder Verratti-Vitinha, the contribution of the pistons (Mendes-Hakimi) or the XXL performance in number 10 of Messi (doubled ). The Argentinian also scored the last Parisian goal on a magnificent return. Rookies Mukiele and Ekitike came into play late in the game.


And a masterpiece to conclude this meeting with Lionel Messi! Opening for Messi who controls the chest and scores on a lobed return! EXCEPTIONAL 5-0 for PSG!

The public even chants the name of the Argentinian!

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Ekitike takes his chance

After a good action and a one-two with Neymar, Ekitike takes his chance from a distance but does not target his shot!


What a recital from PSG and Neymar who offers a new decisive pass in this meeting! Messi shifts it perfectly, the Brazilian hands it over and Messi finishes the job! 4 to 0!

Bernat and Ekitike come into play!

Hugo Ekitike comes into play, as does Juan Bernat for the last ten minutes of this meeting!


The Parisian pistons feast with a perfect cross from Hakimi on the head of Nuno Mendes! He stumbles on the excellent Diaw!

Two changes in Clermont

Saracevic gives way to Magnin and Allevinah for Dossu! On the Parisian side, Ekitike is preparing to come into play.


Center with rebound from Nuno Mendes that Lionel Messi takes over in one touch! It’s outside the scope of Diaw!

Yellow card for Gonalons

For a jersey draw on Vitinha, Maxime Gonalons takes a yellow card!

Paredes and Mukiele enter instead of Vitinha and Ramos.


Messi is at the start of a speedy action! He shifts Sarabia who crosses perfectly for Neymar and the Brazilian slams a header at close range! Diaw makes the save!

Kimpembe misses the target!

Kimpembe was close to scoring with a head that was too crossed in front of Diaw’s goals!


Finally a reaction for Clermont! Andric recovers a ball in front of the area, he quickly turns around and continues with a powerful strike with the left foot which grazes the skylight of Donnarumma!

Messi takes the wall

Very dangerous free kick for PSG at the entrance to the Clermont area… Lionel Messi shoots it but it’s deflected by the wall!


It’s the break at Gabriel-Montpied! PSG are off to a perfect start to their Ligue 1 season with already three goals against Clermont (3-0) and there are still 45 minutes to play. Carried by an excellent Neymar (1 goal, 2 assists), Paris showed a lot of seriousness and realism during this first period. Hakimi and Marquinhos scored the other two goals.

Nuno Mendes resumes his place

Good news for PSG since Nuno Mendes resumes his place after his clash with Seidu.


Party at the limit of offside, Nuno Mendes crosses his shot but does not take the part of Diaw! He was offside and injured on Seidu’s tackle, carried away by his speed.


Free kick from Neymar perfectly in the box and in the race of Marquinhos who lights Diaw with his head! The captain scores, a goal and two assists for Neymar!

Yellow card for Allevinah

Second yellow card of the game after a jersey draw from Allevinah on Vitinha who had managed a small bridge!


Paris touches the 3rd goal but comes up against Diaw! Messi walks around the area and gives Neymar perfectly who is patient before giving back to Nuno Mendes! The Portuguese strikes right foot but it’s too much on Diaw!

Paris wants to knock out Clermont

Another fine Parisian offensive with Sarabia centering towards Neymar but the Brazilian fails to get into a shooting position. He tries a heel towards Messi but is intercepted!

Ramos, not far from 3-0!

Corner for PSG shot by Messi who finds the head of Ramos! The Spanish defender slams a big header on the ground but it is pushed back for a corner by Diaw!


What a fabulous counter from PSG with Messi in charge! He finds Neymar who puts Hakimi back in the race and the Parisian side sends a praline under Diaw’s bar! 2 to 0!

Neymar at fault

Wanting to protect the ball, Neymar puts a hand in the face of Gastien who remains on the ground! No card for the Brazilian.

It’s heating up in the Paris area

Rashani enters the box taking Ramos out of speed, which seems to throw him off balance but the referee says nothing. Behind, Gonalons tries a shot that does not take the frame!

Andric calls for a penalty

Big opening from Borges in the race of Andric who throws himself into the surface! Kimpembe elbows his back but it’s really light.

Vitinha can’t find the frame!

Very big opportunity for Paris after a mess in the area! Vitinha takes the opportunity to roll up a sudden shot that grazes Diaw’s post!


Ball lost in the axis by Verratti and recovered by Borges who launches Rashani but Vitinha unbalances him just in front of the surface. Yellow card for the former Porto!

Messi misses his set piece

Free kick for Messi at 30 meters but his small center is returned by the Clermont defense!


Already 1-0 for PSG with a perfectly carried out action! Mendes launches Sarabia in depth who crosses back for Messi! The Argentinian misses his control – unless this discount is voluntary – and Neymar is behind, controls, and finishes the action at the level of the penalty spot!

Neymar strike!

Well served by Sergio Ramos, Hakimi overflows and crosses back for Neymar who aims for the near post with his shot! It’s hijacked and it grazes Diaw’s post!

Paris gets its foot back on the ball

The Parisians are regaining some possession but are yet to find Messi properly. Neymar loses a ball in front of the Clermont area.

Big Clermont pressure

PSG is under pressure with the many Clermont combinations! Allevinah crosses back for Andric who misses his control, too bad!

Clermont’s first header on target

That it already plays well on the side of Clermont with a triangle game which gives an overflow of Borges! He crosses towards Andric who places a header that is too weak!


Paris Saint Germain return to Ligue 1 tonight at the Gabriel Montpied stadium in Clermont. Deprived of Mbappé, the Parisians want to start the Galtier era perfectly.

Stats that benefit PSG!

Tonight, Christophe Galtier will make his debut with PSG in Ligue 1, he who has never lost for his first alone on a bench of an elite club.

During the 2021-2022 financial year, PSG had dominated Clermont at the Parc des Princes (4-0), before winning even more widely in the return match (1-6).

Clermont will start a second season in a row in Ligue 1

With only 18 points taken at home in Ligue 1 last season, Clermont has the lowest total in this register among the teams still present this season. Saint-Étienne had 18 units, Bordeaux and Metz 16, but these formations are now in Ligue 2.

The Clermont composition

Diaw – Seidu, Wieteska, Ogier, Neto Borges – Gastien, Gonalons – Allevinah, Saracevic, Rashani – Andric

The composition of PSG, still in 3-4-1-2

As a reminder, Kylian Mbappé is forfeited

Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Nuno Mendes – Messi – Neymar, Sarabia.

Sold out game

10,800 people at the Gabriel Montpied, and this for almost 10 days

First for the Paris away jersey

For its first Ligue 1 match, PSG will wear its new away kit

The FFF has finally validated Galtier’s contract

RMC Sport is able to confirm the information from France Bleu, according to which the contract of Christophe Galtier at PSG was validated by the French Football Federation this Saturday. The Parisian coach sent a letter to the DTN committing to update his continuing professional training during the year. The catch-up date will be set very soon. All the details are here.

The probable line-up of PSG

Follower of 3-4-1-2 since his arrival on the Parisian bench, Christophe Galtier should continue with this system. The starting XI should be similar to that of the Champions Trophy, with the presence of Pablo Sarabia in attack in the absence of Kylian Mbappé.

The probable composition of PSG in Clermont: Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe – Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes – Messi – Neymar, Sarabia

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Welcome to RMC Sport to follow live commentary on Clermont-PSG, match counting for the 1st day of Ligue 1. The kick-off will be given at 9 p.m. at the Gabriel-Montpied stadium. For his big first in the league at the head of the Parisian team, Christophe Galtier will be deprived of Kylian Mbappé, injured in the adductors.


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