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What Pochettino has to do to make Messi, Neymar and Mbappé the deadliest front three to play against

Some people call these teams moneybags, but there is no denying the fact that these clubs are among the main contenders for victory in the Champions League.

This Tuesday the first-ever victory of Paris Saint-Germain over Manchester City happened - by the way, a historic event. And we finally saw the first goal of Lionel Messi for the new club - the Argentine scored the first club level goal that was not for Barcelona.

They relate to the powerful changes of Kylian Mbappé, the disappointment of Manchester City, and, of course, Lionel Messi’s goal that can play a big role in the adaptation of the Argentine.

Pochettino needs to train one squad for both Ligue 1 and Champions League

At the start of the season, experts noticed that Mauricio Pochettino puts the most powerful squad for the Champions League game, while other players take part in the French championship - and the Messi-Neymar-Mbappé trio does not have time to achieve good teamwork at all.

So it happened this time: on the weekend before the match against City, PSG played against Montpellier in Ligue 1 and Lionel Messi had to miss the game due to a minor injury. Ángel Di María replaced him in the attack.

Against City, Pochettino simply could not release Messi - neither the fans nor the club’s owners would understand him. But Lionel has to improve teamwork with partners either in a training format or in important matches already when it is necessary to show the result.

This time is clearly not enough to fully align game connections and establish a powerful interaction between the players. Yes, in the second half, Messi scored with an assist by Mbappé, but how many games before was Kylian greedy to just pass and shanked 100 per cent chances?

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