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October 28, 2013 7:00 AM EST
Stade Geoffroy-Guichard — Saint-Ètienne
Referee:‬ R. Buquet‎
Attendance:‬ 32807‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Saint-Etienne 2-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Goal rates the players on show at Stade Geoffrey-Guichard as Laurent Blanc's men rescued a point late on against les Verts

By Mohammed Ali

  • Stéphane Ruffier
    1
    0
    3.00

    Stéphane Ruffier

    The Sainte goalkeeper produced another good performance at the back, with his confident demeanour and decent saves. At times questionable with his positioning though, as was apparent on the second goal.

  • Kurt Zouma
    2
    0
    4.00

    Kurt Zouma

    The young defender highlighted exactly why he's so sought after with an efficient performance at the break, really frustrating PSG's lavishly assembled attack. Only blip was the ease in which PSG equalised at the death.

  • Faouzi Ghoulam
    0
    0
    3.00

    Faouzi Ghoulam

    Ghoulam enjoyed a decent game, offering a potent attacking threat on the left for much of the first half. Deteoriated slightly, and more erratic as the visitors grew in strength.

  • Loïc Perrin
    0
    0
    4.00

    Loïc Perrin

    Like Zouma, the centre-back was a powerhouse at the back, thwarting Ibrahimovic and co. at nearly every opportunity. At times, his clearances weren't as great, but was left chasing at PSG's two goals.

  • François Clerc
    0
    0
    3.00

    François Clerc

    Clerc was rather more defensive-minded as expected for ASSE this evening, and it contributed to his side's resilience. Kept Lavezzi under wraps for large periods.

  • Jérémy Clément
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jérémy Clément

    The former PSG midfielder fared well in the middle, dropping deeper in front of the defence to dictate play and link well with Corgnet. Struggled in the second half, but a decent game nonetheless.

  • Benjamin Corgnet
    0
    0
    4.50

    Benjamin Corgnet

    Corgnet enjoyed a fantastic outing on Sunday with an efficient performance. The creative hub of the side, operating centrally, he interlinked with Hamouma greatly, capping off his evening with Sainte's thunderous opener.

  • Fabien Lemoine
    0
    0
    2.50

    Fabien Lemoine

    The tough-tackling midfielder imposed himself in the first half, living dangerously on a booking. Was controversially sent off in the second half for an incident with Lavezzi.

  • Romain Hamouma
    1
    0
    4.00

    Romain Hamouma

    The winger was a potent threat on the right for the hosts, utilising pockets of space, and cutting in to great effect. Was the source of much of Sainte's attacking ventures, but tired as the game progressed.

  • Brandao
    0
    0
    3.00

    Brandao

    The Brazilian striker was typically unassuming up front, but didn't really make the most of the chances afforded to him. Nevertheless, highly useful in holding up the ball and teeing up his team-mates.

  • Yohann Mollo
    0
    0
    3.50

    Yohann Mollo

    The Sainte winger endured a positive evening out on the flanks, and was part of a fluid attacking trident of Hamouma and Corgnet. His dribbling and trickery was a good asset for his side.

Substitutions

  • Franck Tabanou
    0
    0
    3.00

    Franck Tabanou

    Made an entry in the second period but made little impact.

  • Ismael Diomande
    0
    0

    Ismael Diomande

    Thrown on in place of Benjamin Corgnet in the second half.

  • Max-Alain Gradel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Max-Alain Gradel

    The Ivorian was a second-half substitute, but the only highlight he managed was to miss a sitter after a Sirigu fumble.

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    0
    1
    2.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Surprisingly was nowhere near his cool and calm best for PSG. Fumbled twice this evening, one of which led directly to a goal. A real disappointment.

  • Marquinhos
    0
    1
    1.00

    Marquinhos

    The young Brazil defender endured a highly difficult evening with a well below-par defensive performance. Struggled at the back with the power and intensity.

  • Alex
    0
    1
    2.00

    Alex

    The more assured of the centre-backs, but still average, Alex produced a mixed performance at the back with a couple of decent interceptions and tackles to keep PSG in the game. Struggled against the pace of the Sainte attack.

  • Maxwell
    1
    0
    2.50

    Maxwell

    Maxwell continued his run of form with a competent performance at left-back. Advanced well to support Lavezzi, and marked Mollo out, but was on and off mostly.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    1
    0
    2.50

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Didn't reach the heights of Wednesday, but the Dutch full-back had a task on his hand to stem the rampant Ghoulam and Corgnet on the far side, and fared decently.

  • Thiago Motta
    1
    0
    2.50

    Thiago Motta

    Motta was rather sloppy in possession in midfield, but improved considerably as the game progressed. Operated as a centre-back for much of the second half, and did well.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    2
    0
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    The dynamic midfielder returned to his former club with a strong showing, culminating with the injury time goal to rescue his side. Stoic throughout.

  • Marco Verratti
    1
    0
    2.50

    Marco Verratti

    Verratti's passing ranges continued to benefit the champions, but the Italian's indiscipline threatened to curtail his evening once more.

  • Edinson Cavani
    3
    1
    3.00

    Edinson Cavani

    Threatened intermittently for much of the first half, before poking home to reduce the deficit. A rejuvenated Cavani then began to really test the hosts, and was involved in the second goal.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    4
    0
    3.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    No four goals here for Ibrahimovic, not even one, as the Swede suffered from profligacy in front of goal. Like Brandao, highly useful for his side, dropping deeper to involve himself.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    0
    1
    2.00

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Lavezzi's rather inconsistent performances continue to mystify, in what was another off night for the Argentine. Marked well on the wing, he only managed to spark on few occasions.

Substitutions

  • Jérémy Menez
    1
    0
    2.50

    Jérémy Menez

    Came on in the second half and made some impact.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    1
    0
    2.50

    Adrien Rabiot

    Came on for Verratti late in the second half.

  • Lucas
    3
    0
    2.50

    Lucas

    Replaced the ineffectual Lavezzi and managed to make a sustained impact on the game, refuelling a flagging PSG side. A huge threat on the wing.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
25 6
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
Lorient
16 2
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
PSG
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Lyon
15 0
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1