Despite being off to a perfect start in Ligue 1 through six matches, securing a full 18 points thanks to a 6-0-0 record, this campaign has not been without drama for Paris Saint-Germain. The Parisian club has the weight of the world on its shoulders, a byproduct of having one of the most loaded lineups soccer has ever seen.
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In its most recent outing, an impressive come-from-behind 2-1 win over a strong Lyon side that featured a goal from Brazilian superstar Neymar (from the penalty spot) and a 93rd-minute winner from Mauro Icardi, much of the post-match discussion didn’t revolve around the result but rather manager Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to sub out Lionel Messi in the 76th minute.
Players of Messi’s caliber don’t get subbed out like that, especially not in their home debuts, so many were confused by Pochettino’s call, especially after seeing how upset the Argentinian was when the swap was made.