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October 24, 2013 12:15 AM IST
Stade Constant Vanden Stock — Bruxelles (Brussel)
Referee:‬ David Fernández‎
Attendance:‬ 18465‎
 
Top of the Match
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Flop of the Match
Matias Suarez
Matias Suarez
Anderlecht
Fabrice N'Sakala
Fabrice N'Sakala
Anderlecht

Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain: Sublime Ibrahimovic scores four as Parisiens run rampant

The Swede made it nine goals in four games to continue his incredible form, with fellow forward Edinson Cavani bagging the other in the Belgian rout

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC MARCO VERRATTI ANDERLECHT PARIS SG CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 10232013
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the 10th player to score four goals in a single match in the Champions League as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to a 5-0 victory over Anderlecht on Wednesday.

Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick goal was the pick of the bunch as the striker latched on to a loose ball 33 yards from goal and sent an unstoppable first-time strike curling into the top-left corner.

Edinson Cavani added to his side's lead early in the second half and Ibrahimovic smashed home his fourth just after the hour to wrap up PSG’s third consecutive victory in Group C.

Laurent Blanc named the same side that defeated Benfica in their last group game, meaning there were six changes from the comprehensive victory over Bastia in Ligue 1 at the weekend.

Anderlecht recalled two experienced midfielders - captain Guillaume Gillet and Sacha Kljestan - after both were rested for their league match against Mons on Friday.

A scrappy start to the game saw the hosts waste some early openings and they were punished in the 17th minute as Ibrahimovic escaped his marker to put PSG ahead.

The Sweden international peeled away to the back post and ensured he was perfectly placed to meet a low cross from Gregory van der Wiel.

Five minutes later the ex-Barcelona and Juventus forward doubled his tally with Van der Wiel again providing the assist as he tormented Fabrice N’Sakala.

The Dutch full-back raced down the right-hand side and fired another low cross into the penalty area, this time to the near post. Ibrahimovic got in front of his marker on the edge of the six-yard box and flicked the ball beyond Thomas Kaminski.

Ibrahimovic then completed his hat-trick in the 36th minute with an outstanding long-range strike. Anderlecht cleared a left-wing cross but it dropped perfectly for the 32-year-old and he sent a powerful shot into the top-left corner - giving Kaminski no chance.

The visitors were gifted their fourth goal seven minutes into the second half as Blaise Matuidi robbed Chancel Mbemba after the defender had slipped inside the penalty area. The midfielder rolled the ball into the unmarked Cavani and the Uruguayan made no mistake from six yards.

In the 62nd minute Ibrahimovic netted his fourth as the visitors exposed Anderlecht’s rigid defending on a blistering counter-attack. Marco Veratti lifted a pass into the path of the striker, who controlled the ball instantly and lashed it beyond Kaminski and in off the far post.

Ibrahimovic had a chance to grab a fifth late on but his audacious lob had just too much on it and dropped on top of the goal with Kaminski stranded.


Anderlecht

13
Thomas Kaminski
Goalkeeper
2.50
-
2.00
35
Bram Nuytinck
Defender
2.00
16
1.50
-
C. Mbemba
Defender
2.00
26
Dennis Praet
Midfielder
72′
2.50
19
Sacha Kljestan
Midfielder
2.50
30
2.50
-
Yoeri Tielemans
Midfielder
2.00
9
Matias Suarez
Striker
46′
1.50
-
2.50

Paris Saint-Germain

3.50
30
3.00
15
Marquinhos
Defender
3.00
33
Alex
Defender
55′
3.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
4.00
23
3.00
8
Thiago Motta
Midfielder
62′
3.50
14
Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder
52′ 63′
3.50
24
Marco Verratti
Midfielder
3.00
9
5.00
10
3.00
21

Substitutes

33
Davy Roef
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
 - 
20
Demy de Zeeuw
Midfielder
 - 
-
2.00
-
G. Cyriac
Striker
72′
2.50
45
Massimo Bruno
Midfielder
 - 
-
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
1
2.50
6
 - 
3
Lucas Digne
Defender
2.50
31
Adrien Rabiot
Midfielder
63′
2.50
-
Lucas
Midfielder
71′
 - 
7
Jérémy Menez
Midfielder
 - 
-

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Results
Group A Matchday 3
Times In IST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
6 2