Paris St-Germain 0-2 Monaco: Pochettino loses second game as PSG boss


Defender Guillermo Maripan has scored five goals in Ligue 1 this season

Monaco condemned Mauricio Pochettino to his second defeat as Paris St-Germain head coach with a shock win at Parc des Princes in Ligue 1.

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Sofiane Diop opened the scoring for the visitors in the sixth minute, heading home Ruben Aguilar’s header back across goal from Kevin Volland’s cross.

And Guillermo Maripan doubled the lead with a second-half side-footed finish after Ander Herrera failed to clear.

The hosts had just one shot on target as Monaco cantered to all three points.

In their first game since their impressive 4-1 win at Barcelona in the Champions League, PSG struggled to create clear-cut chances after Monaco’s early opener.

Niko Kovac’s side should have been 3-0 up on the hour mark as Volland headed wide when unmarked inside the six-yard box.

Despite dominating possession the champions tasted defeat for the fifth time in the league this season.

And the loss means they stay third, four points behind leaders Lille, who thrashed Lorient 4-1 on Sunday.

Kovac’s Monaco are fourth, now just two points behind Pochettino’s side.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Navas
  • 24Florenzi
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3KimpembeBooked at 50mins
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 21HerreraSubstituted forVerrattiat 55′minutes
  • 8ParedesBooked at 57minsSubstituted forDaniloat 73′minutes
  • 27GueyeBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRafinhaat 55′minutes
  • 18Kean
  • 9IcardiSubstituted forDraxlerat 73′minutes
  • 7MbappéBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 4Kehrer
  • 6Verratti
  • 12Rafinha
  • 15Danilo
  • 16Rico
  • 22Diallo
  • 23Draxler
  • 25Bakker
  • 34Simons

Monaco

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 40Lecomte
  • 20Disasi
  • 3Maripán
  • 32Badiashile
  • 26AguilarSubstituted forSidibéat 80′minutes
  • 8TchouameniBooked at 15mins
  • 22Fofana
  • 12Caio Henrique
  • 37DiopSubstituted forGolovinat 80′minutes
  • 31VollandSubstituted forBallo-Toureat 90′minutes
  • 9Ben YedderSubstituted forJoveticat 71′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ballo-Toure
  • 4Fàbregas
  • 10Jovetic
  • 17Golovin
  • 27Diatta
  • 29Sidibé
  • 30Mannone
  • 34Matsima
  • 36Matazo

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