Neymar scores from the spot as Paris Saint-Germain clinch French Super Cup win over Marseille
Paris Saint-Germain beat Marseille 2-1 to win the French Super Cup in Lens on Wednesday, to hand manager Mauricio Pochettino his first trophy in charge of the club. Neymar returned from injury for the first time in 2021 and his penalty proved to be the difference following an early goal from Mauro Icardi.
Paris Saint-Germain's players celebrates with the trophy after winning the French Champions Trophy (Trophee des Champions) football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Bollaert-Delelis Stadium
Icardi, who earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, put PSG ahead six minutes before the break from close range after his header was parried back into his path by Steve Mandanda.
Neymar replaced Angel Di Maria in the 65th minute for his first appearance in 2021.
PSG-Stürmer Mauro Icardi (Nr. 9) jubelt mit seinen Mitspielern über seinen Treffer zum 1:0
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He put on a convincing display, which was rewarded with a goal from the spot five minutes from full time after Icardi was brought down in the area by Yohann Pele.
Dimitri Payet pulled one back for Marseille in the 89th minute when he latched onto Florian Thauvin's cross but PSG held firm to give new coach Mauricio Pochettino his second win in three games with the capital side.
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