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November 6, 2013 1:15 AM IST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ M. Strahonja‎
Attendance:‬ 43091‎
 
Top of the Match
Demy de Zeeuw
Demy de Zeeuw
Anderlecht
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
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Lucas
Lucas
Paris Saint-Germain
Ezequiel Lavezzi
Ezequiel Lavezzi
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Anderlecht: Ibrahimovic saves Parisiens from defeat

The Swede ensured that Laurent Blanc's men remain undefeated in Europe this season by equalising just after Demy de Zeeuw's second-half opener

LUCAS MOURA SACHA KLJESTAN PARIS SG ANDERLECHT CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 11052013
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic saved Paris Saint-Germain from a shock home defeat to 10-man Anderlecht on Tuesday in the Champions League.

The hosts, who failed to get a single shot on target in the first half, fell behind to a Demy de Zeeuw strike in the 68th minute.

But Ibrahimovic spared PSG's blushes from close range two minutes later with his seventh goal of the European campaign.

The result leaves the French side six points clear of third-placed Benfica, while Anderlecht, who had Sacha Kljestan sent off late on, can no longer qualify.

Laurent Blanc made five changes to the side that beat Lorient 4-0 in Ligue 1 on Friday, the most notable of which was the return of Ibrahimovic in place of the injured Edinson Cavani (thigh).

Anderlecht, meanwhile, brought Dennis Praet into the starting line-up for Massimo Bruno after their 3-1 win against OH Leuven in the Belgian Pro League on Saturday.

Ezequiel Lavezzi went close to breaking the deadlock for the hosts in the sixth minute, as he met a wonderful chipped ball into the area from Thiago Motta, only to nod narrowly over the crossbar.

As the half progressed, Group C’s most potent attack struggled to find a way through its leakiest defence, and Anderlecht even managed to threaten at the other end - Aleksandar Mitrovic forcing Salvatore Sirigu into a diving save with a shot from the edge of the penalty area.

With the first period drawing to a close, Maxwell found himself in space on the left wing and tried to drill a low cross into the six-yard box, but Cheikhou Kouyate slid in superbly to put the ball behind and thwart the attack.

Ibrahimovic headed wide of Thomas Kaminski’s right-hand post from a corner 10 minutes into the second half, which began in much the same vein as the first, with PSG dominating possession but failing to convert it into enough clear-cut chances.

Lavezzi tried to create an angle for himself in the penalty area nine minutes later, but Anthony Vanden Borre stuck a leg out to deflect the ball behind for a corner.

PSG were beginning to pile on the pressure, finding gaps in the thus-far resilient Belgian defence, and Lucas Moura was next to try his luck, blazing wide from a glorious chipped pass by Ibrahimovic.

But it was Anderlecht who broke the deadlock on 68 minutes with their first goal of the competition. Kljestan found De Zeeuw in space just inside the penalty area and the Dutchman made no mistake in side-footing beyond Sirigu.

That lead did not last long, however, as Ibrahimovic found himself through on goal two minutes later and slid the ball under Kaminski and against the post, before pouncing to prod home from the rebound.

Kljestan was given his marching orders in the 82nd minute, picking up a second yellow card for a deliberate handball.


Paris Saint-Germain

30
Salvatore Sirigu
Goalkeeper
3.00
15
Marquinhos
Defender
62′
2.00
33
Alex
Defender
2.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
3.00
23
3.00
8
Thiago Motta
Midfielder
3.00
14
Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder
3.50
24
Marco Verratti
Midfielder
76′
2.50
-
Lucas
Midfielder
3.00
10
3.00
21
1.50

Anderlecht

3.00
13
3.00
-
3.50
3
3.00
16
3.00
-
C. Mbemba
Defender
4.00
37
3.50
20
Demy de Zeeuw
Midfielder
68′ 91′
2.50
-
2.50
26
Dennis Praet
Midfielder
79′
2.50
19
Sacha Kljestan
Midfielder
41′ 68′ 82′
3.50
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Substitutes

1
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4
2.00
3
Lucas Digne
Defender
 - 
26
 - 
7
Jérémy Menez
Midfielder
76′
2.50
31
Adrien Rabiot
Midfielder
 - 
27
Javier Pastore
Midfielder
75′
2.50

Substitutes

 - 
33
Davy Roef
Goalkeeper
 - 
35
2.50
-
 - 
14
A. Najar
Midfielder
 - 
-
G. Cyriac
Striker
 - 
45
Massimo Bruno
Midfielder
 - 
-

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Results
Group A Matchday 4
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