Paris Saint-Germain extended its winning streak in Ligue 1 play to three matches following its 2-1 victory over Olympique de Marseille.
PSG did not necessarily dominate this edition of Le Classique. Pochettino’s side maintained 42 percent of possession and recorded three total shots on target. Nonetheless, PSG secured its third win against Marseille in the Mauricio Pochettino era.
In speaking after the match (via L’Equipe), Pochettino was asked about these two notable stats from the contest. At the end of the day, what matters to the Argentine manager is the final result.
“I haven’t seen the stats yet,” Pochettino said. “But possession is a given that is not always correlated with efficiency. The most important thing was to take the three points. The Classics are finals and you have to win them. There are things to improve, of course.”
PSG did at the least hold Marseille to a mere one total shot on target, as while the latter side made it interesting over the late stages of the match, it failed to clinch an upset win.
Overall, PSG now holds a commanding 15-point lead at the top of the league standings through 32 matches played.