PSG are not fooling around this season. One week after winning the Trophee des Champions with
a 4-0 walloping of Nantes, the reigning Ligue 1 champions opened their title defense with
a 5-0 road win against relegation candidate Clermont Foot. Neymar scored the opening goal and
assisted the next three, and Lionel Messi closed out the scoring with the final two goals as the
PSG stars showed they are already on their game under new manager Christophe Galtier.
What probably has their foes shuddering is that they've done it without superstar Kylian Mbappe.
The French World Cup champion missed last week's match due to suspension, and then was ruled
out with an adductor injury against Clermont. Galtier confirmed return against Montpellier next weekend.
The new PSG manager fielded the same lineup for the second week in a row and it produced similar
results as Les Parisiens are already building a head of steam on the back of its superstars.