Mauricio Pochettino wins his first-ever trophy just ELF days after taking the lead at PSG, while 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 1-0 against Marseille
- Mauro Icardi put PSG ahead after turning a rebound home from the post
- Neymar secured the win after being used as a substitute for scoring a late penalty
- Dmitri Payet scored a late consolation for Marseille through the assist of Florian Thauvin
- The silverware is Mauricio Pochettino’s first in France after the takeover on January 2
Mauricio Pochettino claimed his first-ever silverware in less than two weeks after taking the helm at PSG when his side beat Marseille 2-1 to win Trophee des Champions.
The former Tottenham boss only took charge of the French giants on January 2, but finally broke his trophy curse after his she weathered a late storm to claim the cup, which is the French equivalent of the Community Shield. for the eighth consecutive season.
After a month on the sidelines due to an ankle injury, Neymar let in for Les Parisiens from the penalty spot after a first half opener from striker Mauro Icardi.
PSG beat Marseille 2-1 to win the Trophee des Champions in the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium
Mauro Icardi gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead against Marseille late in the first period
The attacker tapped in on the rebound from close range after a cross from Angel di Maria
Neymar scored a late second for PSG from eleven yards after a month out with injury
With the win, manager Mauricio Pochettino claimed his first ever trophy eleven days after the start of the job
Icardi, who has fought for goals this season, found the back of the net in the first half and set Ligue 1 champions PSG on his way to a routine win against Marseille, last season’s runner-up.
Icardi, who had previously disallowed a goal for offside, gave PSG the lead six minutes before half time after his header was parried back in his path by Steve Mandanda.
Neymar replaced Angel Di Maria in the 65th minute for his first appearance in 2021.
Kylian Mbappé 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 out for Neymar
Marseille defender Valentin Rongier challenges the ball with PSG’s Marco Verratti
He put in a convincing performance, which was rewarded with a goal from the spot five minutes to full-time after Icardi was brought down in the area by Yohann Pele.
Dimitri Payet withdrew one for Marseille in the 89th minute as he held onto Florian Thauvin’s cross, but PSG held their own and gave new coach Mauricio Pochettino his second win in three games with the capital.
Tributes came in for Pochettino, including former England striker Gary Lineker, who tweeted: ‘Mauricio Pochettino has only been with PSG for ten minutes and he has won his first trophy as a coach.’