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September 22, 2012 4:00 p.m. IST
Stade Armand Césari — Furiani
Referee:‬ S. Ennjimi‎
Attendance:‬ 15700‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Bastia 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on target twice as PSG ran out easy winners in their clash with Bastia in Corsica, and Goal.com was on hand to assess the performances of everyone involved

By Robin Bairner

  • Macedo Novaes
    1
    1
    2.00

    Macedo Novaes

    Was left embarrassingly exposed by his defence for the opening goal, and there was little he could do about the others either. Only had one save to make otherwise.

  • Gael Angoula
    1
    2
    1.50

    Gael Angoula Flop of the Match

    Partly culpable for the opening goal as he failed miserably to track Menez’s run. The main threat from the visiting side tended not to come from his areas. Came off with around 20 minutes left.

  • Sylvain Marchal
    1
    1
    2.50

    Sylvain Marchal

    The experienced defender has never had to cope with a threat such as Ibrahimovic before, and though the Swede was ultimately decisive, the defender actually did quite a good job of shackling him for long periods.

  • Mathieu Sans
    1
    0
    2.00

    Mathieu Sans

    The giant centre-back had a nightmarish start to this encounter, misjudging Nene’s free kick totally in the lead up to PSG’s opening goal. Made a number of slips in this encounter.

  • Harek Féthi
    1
    0
    2.00

    Harek Féthi

    Bombed down the left flank rather well on a regular basis to threaten the visiting side and got some dangerous centres into the box.

  • Jérémy Choplin
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jérémy Choplin

    Missed a fine opportunity to draw his side back into the game when he headed wide from close range. In terms of his usual defensive duties, he played a solid game.

  • Wahbi Khazri
    1
    0
    3.00

    Wahbi Khazri

    A fizzing shot early in the match brought the best out of Sirigu, and then tested the Italy keeper with a free kick that was destined for the top corner had it not been for the shot-stopper’s flying palm.

  • Yannick Cahuzac
    1
    0
    2.50

    Yannick Cahuzac

    Started the match in fine fashion, delivering a wicked ball into the cross. Was not able to maintain this high level of influence throughout, but he enjoyed a strong game nevertheless. Always keen to put his boot in but was booked as a result. Replaced midway through the second half.

  • Sambou Yatabare
    1
    0
    2.50

    Sambou Yatabare

    His hard running punched some significant holes in the PSG midfield, but when it came to the moment of truth he was found to be just a little lacking in quality.

  • Jérôme Rothen
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jérôme Rothen

    A particularly special occasion for the former PSG player, and he was a pest to his former club, notably winding Van der Wiel up so much that the defender should have been dismissed.

  • Anthony Modeste
    1
    0
    2.00

    Anthony Modeste

    Worked immensely hard in attack for the Corsicans and looks a far more complete player than the raw youngster who turned out in Ligue 1 for Arles previously. Despite his industry and useful hold up play, he got no change from the defence.

Substitutions

  • Julien Palmieri
    1
    0
    2.50

    Julien Palmieri

    Thrown midway through the second half and acquitted himself well.

  • Florian Thauvin
    1
    0
    3.00

    Florian Thauvin

    The teenager played 20 minutes towards the end and impressed.

  • Toifilou Maoulida
    1
    0
    2.50

    Toifilou Maoulida

    Denied a goal by a remarkable Sirigu save.

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    5
    0
    3.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Had to be brave in the game’s opening second as he fielded a dangerous cross at the feet of an onrushing attacker. Produced two fine first-half saves from Khazri but his outstanding moments was a block on Maoulida late on.

  • Thiago Silva
    11
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    On his first Ligue 1 appearance, the Brazilian looked a class apart. Anticipated danger superbly and then acted swiftly and efficiently to clear it up. One slip after the break was his only blip.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    6
    1
    3.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Captained the team in the absence of Christophe Jallet. Did not appear to be particularly perturbed by the Bastia attack, but did benefit from some terrific cover from the midfield, which aided his task.

  • Sylvain Armand
    3
    1
    2.50

    Sylvain Armand

    The veteran left-back made a rare appearance as Maxwell was given a breather. Did not try to do anything spectacular and tended to be steady down his flank.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    5
    1
    3.00

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Making his debut for PSG and will need time to bed into the team on the evidence of this performance. Extremely lucky not to be dismissed for raising his hands in the second period but otherwise solid.

  • Jérémy Menez
    4
    0
    3.00

    Jérémy Menez

    Opened the scoring with PSG’s first hint of goal, finishing easily after an Ibrahimovic knock-down. Was only a moderate threat otherwise.

  • Nenê
    3
    0
    3.50

    Nenê

    Returned to the starting XI after a spell on the bench and struggled to find his best level for long periods. Despite this, he still produced two assists.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    4
    1
    3.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    Quietly excellent in the middle of the week against Dynamo Kiev, the France international did not let his standard drop significantly against Bastia. Got forward on occasion to support the attack, but was regularly on hand to break up Bastia raids in front of his defence. Rewarded with a goal in the second half.

  • Clément Chantôme
    4
    2
    2.50

    Clément Chantôme

    Played on the right-hand side of the midfield three and had a key role in feeding the ball to the forward players in the early stages of the game. A solid display.

  • Marco Verratti
    7
    0
    3.50

    Marco Verratti

    Seemed to be having his quietest game for PSG in the first period but came to life just before the break, setting up one good chance before providing a classy assist for Ibrahimovic to make it 2-0.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    12
    0
    4.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Top of the Match

    Completely outclassed a Bastia rearguard that has failed to cope with even mundane Ligue 1 attackers. Was only actually in the game for brief moments, but he made these count, scoring with his only two sights of goal.

Substitutions

  • Mathieu Bodmer
    0
    0

    Mathieu Bodmer

    Came on too late to make a real impression

  • Kevin Gameiro
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    Looked eager to get involved, but did not get the service he wanted.

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