The European and South American press are lauding PSG, its new coach and its stars after their resounding Ligue 1 debut against Clermont on Saturday in Auvergne, thanks to a double from Messi, a goal and three assists from Neymar (5-0).
« A magnificent victory to start the defense of his title » (BBC), “PSG launches its League campaign with class” (Guardian), “ Christophe Galtier’s men went wild » (DailyMail) can be read for example on English online media.
“A pure pleasure this new PSG! », gets excited AS while brandthe other major sports daily in Madrid, is no less admiring of this « an explosive start to the season for PSG, which has managed to retain all its stars ». Picturein Germany, is however « weak opposition » of Clermont and is choosy in estimating that “PSG could have done more with more commitment and consistency”.
« Galtier’s anti-glitter cure, which relies on a 3-4-1-2, already seems to be bearing fruit »
The correspondent of the Gazzetta dello Sport does not have these reservations by writing that « Galtier’s anti-glitter cure, which relies on a 3-4-1-2, already seems to be bearing fruit ». But most of the press headlines on the “parisian show” (Mundo Deportivo) especially celebrate Neymar and Messi, with a slight advantage to the latter in the applause meter because of his double and even more of his return which closed the evening and made the joy of the photographers.
“Lionel Messi has added a new pearl to his repertoire”incense in Argentina the daily Ole who believes he can advance that this gesture is a « first in his entire career », brand rather evoking « a finish that he has only rarely achieved ».
In Brazil, it is « crack » Neymar that Globe logically highlights. « He launched PSG to victory in their opening game in the French Championship thanks to the first goal, followed by three assists ».