Substituting Kylian Mbappé for Mauro Icardi in the closing minutes of the match against Olympique de Marseille was not to the world champions’ liking…
Unstoppable in recent weeks, notably with two doubles against South Africa and Lorient, then a hat-trick in Clermont, Kylian Mbappe was much less prominent against theOlympic Marseille. If he scored again, it was only thanks to a penalty Neymar fired just before the break. sufficient to the PSG to win 2-1 and the Paris striker to pay a little more attention to his stats. Not only did the Bondynois become top scorer in the Clasicos in Ligue 1, level on points with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with now seven goals scored against OM in the league, the Bondynois have cemented their status as top scorer in Ligue 1 with now 21 goals, two more as Wissam Ben Yedder.
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For the rest, the former Monegasque had a difficult evening and had to settle for 33 balloons. His lowest total at PSG in more than three years. Once is not usual, Kylian Mbappé ended his evening on the bench. Mauricio Pochettino didn’t hesitate to take him out in the very last minutes to replace him with Mauro Icardi. A choice that did not fail the first interested party, who also showed the head bad days on the bench.
Asked about the Prime Video microphone after the meeting, the Paris coach explained his choice. “I wanted to make this change with Icardi, he trusted. If it was for a standing ovation? A little, maybe, no… I needed Mauro, who would defend the corners well in the last 6-7 minutes, so it was important for me that the team kept the advantage. »
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