PSG-OM (2-1): Paris resumes good habits and wins the Champions Trophy

And it left for twenty successes in a row? Paris has resumed its habits against its favorite rival, after its defeat (1-0) in the league on September 13 at the Parc des Princes in the confusion of a chaotic end of the match. At eleven throughout the meeting, Paris revived the counter which had therefore stopped at the end of the summer at twenty consecutive victories against OM since November 27, 2011. If he loses one clasico per decade, the club of the capital should not anger its supporters too much, still numerous at Le Bourget airport to remind them that this match, it still counts as much, transcending the times and the shareholders of PSG.

For Mauricio Pochettino, this is the first title of his coaching career. As it came for that, we might as well start right away, knowing that the Champions Trophy will not be enough and that we should therefore not stop here. For now, his team remains that of Mauricio Tuchel or Thomas Pochettino. The changes with the era of the German coach are minimal to the naked eye, between uncertain intensity and dismal offensive animation with an Angel Di Maria on alternating current and a Kylian Mbappé still as little biting. Far from his talent and his potential. He continues to go through his worst period in Paris.

Keylor Navas at the parade, Icardi more influential

He like the others have a month to regain the pace, the time it will take for the Argentinian technician to partially put his foot on this formation so still insecure, released and threatened at the end of the game by the goal of Dimitri Payet (89th). After an opening at the twilight of the first period, it suffered on the return from the locker room, with a Keylor Navas at the maneuver, hot potato on all the hot balls. We must tirelessly remember that the former Real Madrid goalkeeper is to date one of the best recruits in Qatari PSG history, along with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Verratti or Maxwell. Everyone can complete the list according to their tastes.

In the meantime, and it is not known if Pochettino weighs in this result, but Mauro Icardi becomes a Parisian player again in 2021 and a player who has an influence. A goal and a decisive pass against Brest and the goal against Marseille in two stages in front of a Steve Mandanda not imperial and perhaps already injured. Already holder after his status as a substitute against Brest, Icardi seems to have gained the confidence of his compatriot coach while Moise Kean was not unworthy during the interim with in particular nine goals in L1 in 13 outings. Icardi who plays, Icardi who scores, it feels like returning at the end of 2019 before our lives are masked.

This rise in time is a breath of fresh air while Neymar, too, reappeared on a lawn, in the 65th, to register a penalty (obtained by Icardi) twenty minutes later. In its Proustian search for lost time and to catch up, PSG sows here and there a few madeleines which it could feast on in a few weeks, when the summits will come. Barcelona stealthily arrives and Paris shows (a little) its appetite.


Half time: 1-0

Spectators: in camera.

Referee: M. Buquet.

Goals. PSG: Icardi (39th), Neymar (85th sp); Marseille: Payet (89th).

Warnings. PSG: Mbappé (90 + 3); Marseille: Radonjic (17th), Nagatomo (26th), Lirola (72nd), Alvaro (78th).

PSG: Navas – Florenzi, Marquinhos (cap.), Diallo, Kurzawa Kimpembe (65e) – Paredes (Danilo, 88e), Verratti, Herrera (Sarabia, 90e) – Di Maria Neymar (65e), Icardi (Kean, 88e), Mbappé. Entr. Pochettino.

Marseille: Mandanda (cap.) (Pelé, 46th) – Sakai, Alvaro, Caleta-Car, Nagatomo (Lirola, 66th) – Rongier (Germain, 80th), Kamara, P. Gueye (Sanson, 56th) – Thauvin, Payet, Radonjic (Benedetto, 56th). Entr. : Villas-Boas.

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