With seven Argentine players and two Argentine coaches manage in Ligue 1, Mauro Icardi was the only goal scorer while both Mauricio Pochettino and Jorge Sampaoli got off to winning starts.
The club with the most Argentine representatives is Paris Saint-Germain, presently with three Argentine players and a coach. But with everything going on involving Lionel Messi, their number of players might be increasing very soon.
PSG have Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes, both Copa America winners with Argentina and both missed PSG’s 2-1 win vs. Troyes. Mauro Icardi started the match and scored their second goal of the game.
RC Lens were without Facundo Medina as the Argentina was not part of the squad for their 1-1 draw vs. Rennes. He was with the Argentina Olympic team which would explain why he was not part of the Lens squad.
Jorge Sampaoli’s Marseille came from behind after trailing 2-0 to get the full three points. Leonardo Balerdi started and played the entire 90 minutes for Marseille while Dario Benedetto was substituted in with 27 minutes left in the match.
Walter Benitez kept a clean sheet for OGC Nice as they drew 0-0 vs. Reims.
Here are the names of the Argentine players and coaches in the league:
RC Lens: Facundo Medina
Marseille: Leonardo Balerdi, Dario Benedetto
OGC Nice: Walter Benitez
PSG: Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi