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February 5, 2014 1:30 AM IST
Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau — Nantes
Referee:‬ L. Duhamel‎
Attendance:‬ 35714‎
 
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
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Nantes 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain: Last-gasp Ibrahimovic propels Parisiens to Coupe de la Ligue final

Olivier Vigneau drew the hosts level with nine minutes remaining but the Sweden striker scored his second goal of the evening right at the death

ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC NANTES PSG COUPE DE LA LIGUE 02042014
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a last-gasp winner as Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the Coupe de la Ligue final with a 2-1 win over Nantes on Tuesday night.

The Sweden striker put PSG ahead in spectacular fashion inside five minutes with an excellent strike from distance following a mistake from Nantes goalkeeper Remy Riou.

However, the semi-final appeared set for extra-time after Olivier Veigneau levelled matters in the final 10 minutes with a close-range effort.

But Ibrahimovic and refused to be denied and secured the win late on as the former Barcelona and Milan man converted from a Lucas Moura delivery to seal a meeting with either Lyon or Troyes at the Stade de France.

PSG brought in Ezequiel Lavezzi in place of Edinson Cavani and the Argentina winger almost opened the scoring after four minutes when his low shot struck the post.

But moments later the visitors did take the lead as Ibrahimovic pounced on a mistake from Riou in remarkable fashion.

Riou's attempted clearance went straight to Ibrahimovic, who hit a magnificent first-time long-range volley over the head of the former Olympique Lyonnais man and into the net.

Blanc's men continued to dictate the play in a one-sided first half, captain Thiago Silva firing past the far post from a tight angle in PSG's search for a second goal.

Lavezzi was at the forefront of many PSG attacks and was denied again just before the half-hour mark, Riou saving from close range.

But, for all PSG's dominance, Nantes would have drawn level had Marco Verratti - back in the starting XI after missing last Friday's 2-0 win over Bordeaux through suspension - not been on the goal line to clear Papy Djilobodji's header.

Nantes appealed for handball against Verratti, but their claims were waved away by referee Laurent Duhamel.

Chances proved few and far between in a scrappy second half that was marked by an array of fouls as the contest became increasingly ill-tempered.

Serbian striker Filip Djordjevic curled over the crossbar from a free-kick after 68 minutes before PSG introduced midfielder Yohan Cabaye and winger Jeremy Menez in place of Verratti and Lavezzi.

Those changes failed to inspire PSG to net a second goal and they were made to pay for not killing the game off when Veigneau curled past Nicolas Douchez from Serge Gakpe's pull back.

There was to be one final twist in the tale, though, Ibrahimovic heading home from Lucas' right-wing cross to keep PSG's hopes of a fourth Coupe de la Ligue title intact.


FC Nantes Atlantique

1
Remy Riou
Goalkeeper
2.00
14
O. Vizcarrondo
Defender
1.00
5
2.50
22
Issa Cissokho
Defender
55′
1.50
3
P. Djilobodji
Defender
2.00
8
Vincent Bessat
Midfielder
74′
2.00
12
Birama Touré
Midfielder
1.50
18
Lucas Deaux
Midfielder
1.00
25
Jordan Veretout
Midfielder
79′
1.50
13
Serge Gakpe
Striker
2.00
9
1.50

Paris Saint-Germain

2.00
1
2.00
4
2.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
55′
2.50
23
2.50
33
Alex
Defender
3.00
8
Thiago Motta
Midfielder
3.00
14
Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder
2.50
24
Marco Verratti
Midfielder
71′
3.50
-
Lucas
Midfielder
4.00
10
2.00
21

Substitutes

40
Maxime Dupe
Goalkeeper
 - 
24
 - 
26
 - 
-
G. N'Koudou
Midfielder
74′
2.00
-
 - 
9
1.50

Substitutes

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30
 - 
15
Marquinhos
Defender
 - 
3
Lucas Digne
Defender
1.50
7
Jérémy Menez
Midfielder
71′
 - 
27
Javier Pastore
Midfielder
2.00
6
Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder
71′
 - 
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  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
Semi Final
Times In IST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Bryan Bergougnoux Bryan Bergougnoux
Midfielder
Tours FC
3 0
Bafetimbi Gomis Bafetimbi Gomis
Striker
Olympique Lyonnais
3 0
J.Kahne Tehoue J.Kahne Tehoue
Striker
US Boulogne
3 0
Ghislain Gimbert Ghislain Gimbert
Striker
ES Troyes AC
3 0
Yoann Court Yoann Court
Midfielder
ES Troyes AC
3 0