Ligue 1: Messi, Neymar-less without Neymar PSG keep winning, picking up a 4-0 win over Clermont Foot


Ligue 1: Messi, Neymar-less without Neymar PSG hammer a newcomers Clermont Foot as PSG keep their spotless Ligue 1 record intact, winning their ninth consecutive game while extending their Ligue 1 winning streak to ten games Without Messi and Neymar, who were called up by their respective national teams and unable to return in time, Kylian Mbappe scored four goals on his return to the Parc des Princes as a PSG player for the first time since joining Real Madrid.

Aubameyang was effective as he started to replace Ander Herrera’s brace after the first half with his own goals. He had just returned from a calf injury, but he was never less than a danger throughout the game.

Clubs PSG and Clermont are both in first place with 15 points each after suffering their first loss in their inaugural season in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday.

Several thousand Parisians honored Belmondo and Adams, a former teammate of Jean-Pierre, who both passed away in the past week with Messi in attendance.

Clermont began the game with the ball, but left space on the flanks, allowing Achraf Hakimi to make most of it. The Moroccan midfielder headed home a well-placed cross from the right in the 20th minute, only for Herrera to head home just a minute later.

The visitors, oblivious to danger, pushed on, leading to even more chaos, but new PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who made his first appearance of the season while displacing Keylor Navas, stood strong.

Herrera, whose third goal of the season came off a deflection of Florent Ogier’s assist to Mbappe, doubled Spurs’s tally 31 minutes in by putting the ball in the net after an initial shot was blocked.

Fábregas set up a counter attack that led to Mbappé netting PSG’s sole goal of the game in the 46th minute, finding the back of the net after having been set up by Julian Draxler.

After blocking the initial shot, Desmas caught Gueye with a smart tackle and saved the goal, but the substitute midfielder pounced on the error and got a hat trick in the process.

PSG have recorded their first clean sheet of the season after producing 16 goals in their last five games.

On the following Saturday, Marseille, in fifth, go to Monaco, who have yet to win a game in this young campaign.

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