PSG scored at the start of the league even without Mbappé. Neymar scored a goal, Messi two
Paris St. Germain went on to defend their French league title with a clear 5-0 win at Clermont.
Argentine Lionel Messi contributed two goals to the victory.
The hosts had to do without the injured Kylian Mbappé, but he was replaced by other attacking stars.
Neymar opened the scoring in the ninth minute, then set up three more goals for his teammates.
In the first half, he signed a pass under the goals of Ashraf Hakimi and Marquinhos.
In the 80th minute, he set up a goal for Messi, who six minutes later made it 5-0 with scissors.
Under the leadership of new coach Christoph Galtier, the Paris team also put on a shooting performance in the second match of the new season.
A week ago in the French Super Cup, he beat Nantes 4-0.
Results of the 1st round of the French Football League
Strasbourg – Monaco 1:2 (65. Diallo – 43. Diatta, 53. Diop), Clermont – Paris St. Germain 0:5 (80. and 86. Messi, 9. Neymar, 26. Hakimi, 38. Marquinhos).