Mauro Icardi scores in first match of the season for PSG in 2-1 win vs. Troyes


Mauro Icardi scored his first goal of the season for PSG in their 2-1 win vs. Troyes.

Icardi opened his account for the season and it proved to be the match winner. Mauricio Pochettino started Mauro Icardi as Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes were not part of the squad for the first match of the season.

With the score at 1-1, a cross by Herrera found Mbappe who controlled it down and played a pass into to the Argentine. Icardi would control it and an outside of the foot finish would give PSG their second goal of the match.

The former Inter man, already 28 years old, was not part of the Argentina squad which won the Copa America last month. With the World Cup coming up next year, he will have to produce some good performances should he want to be in with a chance to take part in the tournament.

He finished last season with seven goal in 20 league matches.


  1. I think the problem with Icardi is he does not get along with other Argentina players. You almost never see him hanging out with other Argentines. Paredes or Di Maria even seems to be closer to Neymar than Icardi.

  2. Now Lautaro Martinez should be substitute and Icardi Aguero Dybla as starter. Argentina needs more clinical player in CF position.

  3. Icardi is within the age where strikers are at their peak/prime (ages 28-33). These are the times where the national team needs to utilize him. Lewandoski a year ago on fire, Falco during this age was a beast, Ibrahimovic, Cavani, Suarez, etc.

    Remember Crespo became a sure goal scorer for the national team until an injury in 2007 Copa America. It’s time to insert him into the team – just keep the WAGS home from the stadium.

    • Messi is a different level in the whole world with his finishing, look at xG’s, only Haaland can compete with him but so far in short term only. Icardi xGdiff is rather bad in last 3 years. In championships 35,5 xG and only 30 goals, bad finishing since years, miss too much easy chances, before that he was good in Inter. Messi in the last 4 years 91,5 xG and 125 goals, simple surreal.

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