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December 2, 2013 1:30 AM IST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ A. Gautier‎
Attendance:‬ 44829‎
 
 
41′ (PG) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
 
60′ Thiago Silva
 
83′ (PG) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Olympique Lyonnais

Goal rates the players on show as a Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva add to a Zlatan Ibrahimovic double to extend the Parisiens' unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to 26 games

By Tom Webber

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    3
    0
    3.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    The keeper did not have an awful lot to do on the night, but he will have to thank his crossbar for helping him hold on to a clean sheet. He was confident when coming off his line to claim the ball.

  • Thiago Silva
    4
    2
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Only allowed himself to be beaten once by the quick movement of Lacazette before he went on to hit the bar, but other than that the Brazilian was solid. He swept home his side's third of the night from a corner.

  • Alex
    1
    0
    3.00

    Alex

    An effective performance in the heart of the defence as he dealt with everything that was thrown at him. Alongside Thiago Silva they rarely looked stretched by Lacazette up front on his own.

  • Maxwell
    1
    0
    2.50

    Maxwell

    The left-back had an unspectacular evening. He did not offer enough support to the forwards, and with Cavani drifting inside this left PSG short of width on his flank.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gregory van der Wiel

    He was always keen to probe on the right but his passing let him down at times. His link-up play with Lucas was practically non-existent, though he still kept a close watch on Bedimo.

  • Thiago Motta
    1
    1
    2.50

    Thiago Motta

    Was extremely composed in midfield but rarely played the ball forwards. He was given a rest by Blanc, though, as he made way for Matuidi at half-time.

  • Marco Verratti
    6
    0
    3.50

    Marco Verratti

    The young Italian really showed his class as he provided an extremely cool head under pressure in midfield. He displayed his wide array of passing, supplying the forwards with a number of quality, piercing passes.

  • Javier Pastore
    1
    1
    2.50

    Javier Pastore

    The Argentine was very mobile in midfield and he did plenty of running in order to help link up with the forwards. However, his attempts to run in behind the opposing defence were poor and he never really looked threatening.

  • Lucas
    3
    2
    3.00

    Lucas

    Found it difficult to influence the game in open play during the first half, but his delivery from set pieces proved impressive. Two of his corners led to goals, and in the latter stages of the game he went on some impressive runs.

  • Edinson Cavani
    6
    1
    4.00

    Edinson Cavani

    The Uruguayan looked up for the game from the off but his early acrobatic effort never looked like beating Vercoutre. He showed good movement to break the deadlock with a near-post header and he continued to get in dangerous areas.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    9
    2
    4.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Dropped deep to try to get involved in the game but looked more dangerous when making runs in behind the defence. He forced a good save from Vercoutre in the first half before going on to net twice from the spot, one of which was chipped brilliantly.

Substitutions

  • Blaise Matuidi
    1
    0
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Replaced Motta at half-time and was extremely energetic. He got stuck in at every opportunity and worked to a high level for his team.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    1
    0
    2.50

    Adrien Rabiot

    Came on for Verratti with just over 10 minutes remaining.

  • Rémy Vercoutre
    0
    0
    1.50

    Rémy Vercoutre

    The keeper made a great save to deny Ibrahimovic in the first half but he should not have allowed Cavani's header in at his near post from the resultant corner. He then brought the Uruguayan down for the penalty before the break.

  • H. Bedimo
    0
    0
    2.00

    H. Bedimo

    The Cameroonian was very adventurous on the left flank and his pace drew a number of fouls from PSG. Unfortunately his team were unable to capitalise from those set plays and he then left them exposed all too often.

  • Milan Biševac
    0
    0
    1.00

    Milan Biševac

    Left far too much space in the channels and was frequently slow to react to the movement of the opponents. He could not cope with the runs of Ibrahimovic and Cavani as they got in behind all too often.

  • Miguel Lopes
    0
    0
    1.50

    Miguel Lopes

    The Portuguese's delivery from the right was consistently poor, despite his insistence on attacking down that wing. He was slow to react to the play and allowed Cavani far too much freedom in the wide areas.

  • Samuel Umtiti
    0
    0
    1.50

    Samuel Umtiti

    Provided a decent aerial presence in the area as he won his fair share of headers in the box. He helped provide cover when Bedimo bombed forwards but his late challenge on Ibrahimovic resulted in the game's second penalty.

  • Baky
    0
    0
    2.00

    Baky

    The centre-back proved himself adept at reading the play as he made a few crucial interceptions and challenges in the first half. His composure soon went after the break though, as Lyon were completely overrun.

  • Gueida Fofana
    0
    0
    1.50

    Gueida Fofana

    The midfielder's passing was not of the highest quality as he was often found wanting for accuracy. He should have pushed on to help support the forwards but he was far too reserved.

  • Clément Grenier
    0
    0
    1.00

    Clément Grenier

    Had a poor game in behind Lacazette. He saw very little of the ball and was unable to create anything of worth for the striker, or any of his other team-mates. He ended up resorting to shots from distance too frequently.

  • Yoann Gourcuff
    0
    0
    1.50

    Yoann Gourcuff

    Looked bright early on as he dropped into pockets of space between the PSG midfield and defence. He struggled to create many chances and after the hosts took the lead his influence rapidly diminished.

  • Maxime Gonalons
    0
    0
    2.00

    Maxime Gonalons

    Provided a measured head in the middle when Lyon had possession, but as the game went on that became less and less. He allowed Cavani to pull away from him at a corner and head in the opening goal of the game.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alexandre Lacazette

    Hit the bar after a brilliant run into the box in the first half and it proved to be one of Lyon's best of the games. His movement was intelligent but he did not receive enough supply in order to really make a telling impact.

Substitutions

  • Jordan Ferri
    0
    0
    1.50

    Jordan Ferri

    Replaced Gourcuff in the 71st minute but struggled to get involved in the game.

  • Gaël Danic
    0
    0
    1.50

    Gaël Danic

    Came on for Grenier after 71 minutes but did not have enough time to offer much more.

  • Alassane Plea
    0
    0
    1.00

    Alassane Plea

    Brought on for Lacazette with just over 10 minutes left to play.

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
Olympique Lyonnais
15 0
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
FC Lorient
14 2
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Olympique de Marseille
14 1