Mauricio Pochettino’s First Game in Charge not Good
Mauricio Pochettino’s first game in charge of French Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain did not end well as it has been raising questions if he is really the man for the job.
Paris St-Germain lost ground on leaders Lyon with a 1-1 draw at Saint-Etienne. Romain Hamouma tapped in the opener after Idrissa Gueye lost possession on the edge of of the PSG area.
Everton loanee Moise Kean gave the equaliser three minutes later when he swivelled and fired home from close range. Paris St-Germain are now second, three points behind Lyon, who beat Lens 3-2 earlier.
Pochettino’s side leapfrogged Lille on goal difference after Christophe Galtier’s men suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Angers.
Pochettino was confirmed as Paris St-Germain head coach after Thomas Tuchel was sacked. He was able to win the possession but failed the win the match.
On the other hand, Saint-Etienne, looking to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, tested visiting goalkeeper Keylor Navas with strikes from Mathieu Debuchy and Denis Bouanga.
Home goalkeeper Jessy Moulin pulled off a good save to deny Argentine winger Angel di Maria and PSG substitute Pablo Sarabia fired over from close range in stoppage time.