Mauricio Pochettino has gone his entire career as a manager without a trophy. But now, he will have an opportunity to claim silverware in just his third fixture as manager of Paris Saint-Germain.
Since PSG won Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France tournament last season, the side clinched a spot in the 2020 Trophee des Champions final and will be facing Olympique de Marseille today.
With the chance to add a trophy to the cabinet, here is how Pochettino is lining up PSG for this final.
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Keylor Navas takes the start for PSG in this final. The Costa Rican goalkeeper allowed a total of one goal in three finals played last season.
Presnel Kimpembe is once again not in the starting 11 due to injury, which means that Marquinhos will have to lead the backline once again. He has been putting together quality performances as of late, including in PSG’s 3-0 win against Brest.
Ander Herrera takes a third straight start under Pochettino. The Spanish talent will be playing in his second final with PSG. Leandro Paredes also returns to PSG’s starting 11 to take a start as a base midfielder.
Pochettino is once again electing to provide Marco Verratti with the responsibility in playing as an attacking midfielder for this contest. And the trend continues for PSG as Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria will be positioned out wide as the wingers for the third straight fixture under Pochettino.
Following his one goal and one assist showing against Brest, Mauro Icardi takes the start for this final.
Neymar is available for this contest but will begin the game on the bench.
PSG will be looking to claim yet another Trophee des Champions final win.
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