Mauricio Pochettino lifts his first ever trophy just ELEVEN days after taking charge at PSG as Mauro Icardi and Neymar score for the French giants to claim their eighth consecutive Trophee des Champions
- PSG win their eighth consecutive Trophee des Champions with 1-0 vs Marseille
- Mauro Icardi fired PSG into the lead after he turned home a rebound off the post
- Neymar assured the victory after coming on as a sub as he scored a late penalty
- Dmitri Payet scored a late consolation for Marseille by Florian Thauvin assist
- The silverware is Mauricio Pochettino’s first in France after taking over on Jan 2
Mauricio Pochettino claimed his first ever piece of silverware less than two weeks after taking over at PSG as his side beat Marseille 2-1 to win Trophee des Champions.
The former Tottenham boss only took charge of the French giants back on January 2 but finally broke his trophy curse after his side weather a late storm to claim the cup, which is the French equivalent to the Community Shield, for the eighth consecutive season.
After a month on the sidelines due to an ankle injury, Neymar struck for Les Parisiens late on from the penalty spot after a first-half opener from striker Mauro Icardi.
PSG beat Marseille 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions at the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium
Mauro Icardi gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead against Marseille late in the first period
The striker tapped home from close range on the rebound after a cross from Angel di Maria
Neymar scored a late second for PSG from the penalty spot after a month out with injury
The win saw manager Mauricio Pochettino claim his first ever trophy eleven days into the job
Icardi, who has been struggling for goals this season, found the back of the net in the first half to set Ligue 1 champions PSG on the way to a routine win against last season’s runners-up Marseille.
Icardi, who earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, put PSG ahead six minutes before the break from close range after his header was parried back into his path by Steve Mandanda.
Neymar replaced Angel Di Maria in the 65th minute for his first appearance in 2021.
Kylian Mbappe had the ball in the back of the net in the first half but was offside in the build up
Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel di Maria was a constant threat before coming off for Neymar
Marseille defender Valentin Rongier challenges for the ball with PSG’s Marco Verratti
He put on a convincing display, which was rewarded with a goal from the spot five minutes from fulltime after Icardi was brought down in the area by Yohann Pele.
Dimitri Payet pulled one back for Marseille in the 89th minute when he latched onto Florian Thauvin’s cross but PSG held firm to give new coach Mauricio Pochettino his second win in three games with the capital side.
Tributes came in for Pochettino, including former England striker Gary Lineker, who tweeted: ‘Mauricio Pochettino has only been at PSG for ten minutes and he’s won his first trophy as a coach.’
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