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The Real Reason Why Pochettino Substituted Messi.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio has explained his controversial choice to substitute Lionel Messi while his side were looking for the winner in Sunday's 2-1 triumph over Lyon.

Messi, who is as yet standing by to score his first goal for PSG, was making his home introduction yet was subbed off following 76 minutes when the score was at 1-1 - and was noticeably irritated at the choice.

Another substitute, Mauro sprung up with a header somewhere down in injury time to win the match for PSG, after which the manager explained Messi's replacement was not controversial."These are choices that we make to benefit the group. Everybody realizes we have extraordinary players."We have an exceptionally rich crew of 35 players.

Then at that point we need to simply decide, with the 11 who should begin and afterward we need to settle on choices during the game. Now and then these decisions pay off and once in a while they don't.

Also, those choices that you need to make, if things work out positively. Regardless of whether you like it or not.Messi started as attacking midfielder, with Neymar on the left, Angel Di Maria on the right.

They found it hard to break through the opponents defence and found themselves trailing to Lucas strike right off the bat in the second half.An equalizer from Neymar tied things up before long, yet the coach wasn't yet content with the performance of Messi and Di Maria, the former Barca talisman was replaced by possible match-victor Mauro with eight minutes to go.

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