Neymar (left) and Lionel Messi (right) combined for two of the five goals
Neymar scored and set up three more goals as Paris St-Germain started their Ligue 1 title defence with an emphatic victory at Clermont.
The Brazilian opened the scoring as he collected a Lionel Messi cutback and fired into the bottom corner.
Achraf Hakimi finished off a devastating counter-attack, before Marquinhos and Messi converted crosses from Neymar.
Messi rounded off the scoring with a brilliant overhead kick.
After Neymar gave the 10-time French champions the lead after 10 minutes, Morocco right-back Hakimi latched on to a cross-field pass from Neymar before firing into the top right-hand corner from 10 yards.
Marquinhos then leaped highest to head home a Neymar free-kick from the left to give Christophe Galtier's side a comfortable 3-0 half-time lead.
Messi stroked home a Neymar cutback from 12 yards with 10 minutes left, before finishing the scoring by controlling Leandro Paredes' dinked pass with his chest before acrobatically sending the ball over Mory Diaw.
The match was Galtier's first league game in charge since taking over from former Southampton and Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
99Diaw36Seidu4Wieteska21Ogier3dos Santos Neto12Gonalons25Gastien11Allevinah70Saracevic18Rashani9Andric
- 99Diaw36Seidu4Wieteska21Ogier3dos Santos Neto12GonalonsBooked at 67minsSubstituted forBaiyeat 85'minutes25Gastien11AllevinahBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDossouat 73'minutes70SaracevicSubstituted forMagninat 73'minutes18RashaniSubstituted forKhaouiat 82'minutes9Andric
99G Donnarumma4Ramos5Marquinhos3Kimpembe2Hakimi17Vitinha6Verratti25Tavares Mendes19Sarabia30Messi10Neymar
- 99G Donnarumma4RamosSubstituted forMukieleat 67'minutes5Marquinhos3Kimpembe2Hakimi17VitinhaBooked at 13minsSubstituted forParedesat 67'minutes6VerrattiSubstituted forZaïre-Emeryat 82'minutes25Tavares MendesSubstituted forBernatat 78'minutes19SarabiaSubstituted forEkitikeat 78'minutes30Messi10Neymar
Referee:Jeremy StinatMatch StatsHome TeamClermontAway TeamPSGPossessionHome39%Away61%ShotsHome7Away18Shots on TargetHome1Away12CornersHome0Away6FoulsHome13Away13Live TextPost update
Match ends, Clermont 0, Paris Saint Germain 5.
Second Half ends, Clermont 0, Paris Saint Germain 5.
Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Foul by Warren Zaïre-Emery (Paris Saint Germain).
Komnen Andric (Clermont) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Juan Bernat (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lionel Messi with a through ball.
Goal! Clermont 0, Paris Saint Germain 5. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Leandro Paredes with a through ball.
Substitution, Clermont. Brandon Baiye replaces Maxime Gonalons.
Attempt missed. Hugo Ekitike (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neymar.
Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yohann Magnin (Clermont).
Substitution, Clermont. Saîf-Eddine Khaoui replaces Elbasan Rashani.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Warren Zaïre-Emery replaces Marco Verratti.
Goal! Clermont 0, Paris Saint Germain 4. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Neymar following a fast break.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Hugo Ekitike replaces Pablo Sarabia.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Juan Bernat replaces Nuno Mendes.
Attempt saved. Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Achraf Hakimi with a cross.
Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Mory Diaw.
Substitution, Clermont. Jodel Dossou replaces Jim Allevinah.
Substitution, Clermont. Yohann Magnin replaces Muhammed-Cham Saracevic.
Page 1 of 6rewindpreviousNavigate to the next pagenextNavigate to the last pageforward