PSG 4-0 Clermont Foot: Ander Herrera hits brace while Kylian Mbappe and Idrissa Gueye also score as Mauricio Pochettino’s side continue 100 per cent start to the season even WITHOUT Lionel Messi or Neymar.
A Lionel Messi-less PSG ran riot against Clermont Foot to maintain their status as Ligue 1’s only faultless team so far with a 4-0 win at the Parc des Princes.
With Messi watching on in the stands after coming back from a controversial international break with Argentina too late, Ander Herrera gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side a brilliant first-half lead with a brace.
Kylian Mbappe, playing his first PSG match since a move to Real Madrid officially failed to go through, rounded Clermont goalkeeper Arthur Desmas in a one-one-one scenario to put the result beyond any doubt.
Former Everton midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye then fired in a rebound from another Mbappe effort to score a fourth.
The result, which PSG managed even without Brazilian forward Neymar who was also watching on from the stands, consigns Ligue 1 minnows Clermont to a first defeat of the season, having started the match in third place in French top-flight table.
The visitors now sit seven points behind Pochettino’s PSG, who have began the season with five wins from five games and sit five clear of second-placed Angers – who visit Brest on Sunday.