Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG superstars were schooled after Mauricio Pochettino’s miss at Man City.
Mauricio Pochettino’s star-studded Paris St-Germain side were outclassed by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Wednesday night in Manchester.
Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping for better times in the future in Manchester.
But if he can’t beat Manchester City with Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe, how can he beat United with the players he wants to inherit?
If Pochettino is appointed as United’s next permanent manager, he will have the task of dethroning his “noisy” neighbors as English football’s kings.
He’ll have a big task ahead of him.
And if the Argentine wanted to leave a mark at the Etihad last night for what might be to come in the future, he failed miserably.
In this crucial Champions League Group A match, Pep Guardiola’s men schooled his expensively assembled side of superstars from start to finish.
PSG could have taken the lead through Kylian Mbappe on 49 minutes, as the visitors threatened to produce one of the most spectacular smash and grab raids in recent memory.
However, City’s class won out in the end, with goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus securing top spot and a place in the knockout stages for Guardiola’s side.
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PSG also advanced thanks to RB Leipzig’s thrashing of Club Bruges.
On this evidence, only a fool would back the French outfit to win if these two billionaire rivals meet again in the future.
Rodri looped a header back across goal for City, forcing Presnel Kimpembe to clear it from underneath his own crossbar.
As Guardiola’s men continued to create the better chances, Achraf Hakimi had to do something similar to deflect Riyad Mahrez’s curling strike over the top, before Ilkay Gundogan flashed a glancing header wide.
PSG had little to brag about, aside from Messi nutmegging Sterling with his first touch.
As PSG rode their luck, Ander Herrera almost turned Bernardo Silva’s cross into his own goal, and Keylor Navas made a great save to tip Riyad Mahrez’s curling effort wide.
Pochettino stood on the sidelines, watching Messi and Neymar resemble two icons. It was turning into an embarrassing onslaught for the French outfit.
The news is summarized by Brinkwire.