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OM 0-0 PSG: Why Pochettino Was Forced To Replace Di Maria And Verratti During The Game

The anticipated fixture between Olympique Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain ended goalless at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille. It was an end-to-end game, and both coaches were dishing out instructions from the side of the pitch.

Photo: Neymar VS Olympique Marseille || Twitter

Well, so many unplanned events occurred during the game. The rivalry match got interrupted severally because fans were throwing objects on the field. However, Mauricio Pochettino would not be a happy man after he was forced to replace Angel Di Maria and Marco Verratti due to unplanned events. Read why Pochettino replaced Di Maria and Verratti.

Photo: Mauricio Pochettino || Twitter

Before halftime, Marco Verratti was forced out of the pitch after sustaining a hip injury. Pochettino had to replace the Italian with Gueye before the halftime whistle was blown. After Verratti was replaced, Paris Saint-Germain lost control of the midfield.

Photo: Verratti's injury VS Olympique Marseille || Twitter

In the second half, Pochettino was forced to replace Angel Di Maria with Kehrer after a red card was shown to Hakimi. After the VAR consultation, Hakimi was shown a straight red card on a foul on Cengiz Under. There are no doubts about the red card because Hakimi was the last Paris Saint-German defender.

Photo: Hakimi's red card VS Olympique Marseille || Twitter

However, I must say that these two events forced Mauricio Pochettino to make two unplanned substitutions. Lastly, note that these substitutions changed the way PSG approached the game.

Photo: Di Maria VS Olympique Marseille || Twitter

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