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Paris Saint-Germain won the Champions Trophy last night by defeating rival Olympique de Marseille 2-1 in an exciting match at the Stade Bolleart Delelis in Lens.
Last night’s win was Mauricio Pochettino’s first silver, since he took over at PSG earlier this month.
The Parisians got off to a better start and took the lead when Argentine Mauro Icardi punished a mistake by experienced goalkeeper Steve Manadanda to give PSG the lead and lead them to victory.
PSG controlled the game from that point, and Brazilian superstar Neymar added the second from the penalty spot, upon his return from injury to put the game out of question for PSG.
While Marseille found a late consolation goal in the way of Dimitri Payet, it turned out to be too little, too late.
PSG were never under too much pressure in the game and were well organized under former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. The victory will be a huge confidence boost for him and his new team as they look to retain their Ligue 1 title, while also seeking European glory later this year.
Last night’s trophy is the first of Pochettino’s managerial career, after a handful of close failures, and last night’s victory could be a platform for future success at the helm of the French capital team.
PSG’s work is full of pressure, and it was vital that Pochettino started working last night, the victory already shows the Argentine’s ability to bring cutlery to the capital and show his credentials to the demanding Nasser Al-Khelaifi.