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September 29, 2012 9:00 PM IST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ W. Bien‎
Attendance:‬ 44552‎
 
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Sochaux

PSG cruised to a fourth-successive victory on Saturday evening, and Goal.com was on hand to judge the performance of all the actors

By Robin Bairner

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    13
    1
    3.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Not a completely comfortable showing from the Italian goalkeeper, who failed to field a shot from Cedric Bakambu comfortably in the first half and then spilled a shot on the follow up. Was largely solid, though.

  • Thiago Silva
    23
    1
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Looked comfortable throughout. Was tested by Bakambu, but had the pace, knowhow and strength to come through this with flying colours.

  • Alex
    14
    2
    3.00

    Alex

    Impressive once again aerially and continues to look a powerful force in the middle of les Parisiens’ defensive line.

  • Maxwell
    14
    2
    3.00

    Maxwell

    Gets forward economically, and produced the cross that led to the second goal with one such foray. Tied up Contout well after an uncomfortable start to the match.

  • Christophe Jallet
    5
    6
    2.50

    Christophe Jallet

    Seemed hampered by a thigh problem, yet this did not prevent him turning in a solid first-half performance for his side. Actually got better after the break, threatening on several occasions when he pushed on.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    13
    4
    3.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    Establishing himself impressively in the plans of Carlo Ancelotti with another physical impressive showing on the left side of the midfield three. Getting forward in an increasingly dangerous manner, too, and should have scored in the first half.

  • Marco Verratti
    20
    3
    3.00

    Marco Verratti

    Another steady performance in the centre of the field from the young Italian, who showed a fearlessness to ride some rough challenges during this encounter. Was very busy and continues to grow as a centre-piece in this side. Replaced by Rabiot with 15 minutes to go.

  • Javier Pastore
    21
    3
    3.00

    Javier Pastore

    Released Gameiro for the opening goal with exactly the kind of cultured pass he was bought to provide. Kept things ticking over nicely just behind the forward players after producing the vital pass to break the deadlock.

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    9
    6
    2.50

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Back in the team and immediately back in the groove. Has been troubled by injury in the early weeks of the season, but that was not immediately obvious as he worked hard to cover every blade of grass. Picked up his statutory booking in the first half and lasted to the hour mark before being withdrawn.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    17
    10
    2.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    An evening on which his magic was missing, but on this occasion PSG did not need the big Swede to be at his best. In a strange kind of way, this was reassuring.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    21
    4
    4.00

    Kevin Gameiro

    Started his first match of the season and scored the kind of goal he is famous for by getting in behind the defence and slotting a shot through the goalkeeper’s legs. Showed his speed and predatory instinct to grab a second from a Maxwell cross.

Substitutions

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    15
    3
    2.50

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Given 30 minutes in place of Sissoko and turned in a steady showing.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    10
    5
    0.00

    Adrien Rabiot

    The 17-year-old was given quarter of an hour at the end.

  • Simon Pouplin
    0
    1
    2.50

    Simon Pouplin

    Beaten through his legs for the opening goal of Gameiro and then had a cross touched passed him by the striker for the second. Was left exposed on both occasions and otherwise did well.

  • Sebastien Corchia
    2
    2
    2.00

    Sebastien Corchia

    Found wanting in terms of his position for the second PSG goal, but generally gave a solid showing for Les Lionceaux. PSG’s threat tended not to come down his channel, though he would have wanted more offensive influence.

  • Cédric Kanté
    2
    2
    2.50

    Cédric Kanté

    Was the man charged with the role of policing the runs of Gameiro, but the former Lorient man’s movement and pace was too much for him. When he was able to match the forward, he showed admirable strength, but it was he who was caught on the opening goal.

  • Mathieu-Philippe Peybernes
    1
    1
    3.00

    Mathieu-Philippe Peybernes

    Back in the squad after recent injury troubles, he actually looked more at home than his more experienced counterpart, yet his role was perhaps a little simpler as he was not given a man-marking brief.

  • Jérôme Roussillon
    0
    2
    2.50

    Jérôme Roussillon

    The youngster has not yet signed a professional contract and therefore turned out with the No.34 shirt on his back, but he produced a steady showing. Was by no means a weak link in the rearguard and attacked with some menace.

  • Thierry Doubai
    0
    2
    2.00

    Thierry Doubai

    The former Udinese midfielder will perhaps feel that he should have levelled the match in the first half when he was given a free header from a corner, and this rather summed up his evening as he struggled to make an impact.

  • Ryad Boudebouz
    2
    2
    2.50

    Ryad Boudebouz

    Expected to leave the club in the summer for a bigger side, the playmaker struggled to make any kind of impact early in this encounter. Improved significantly after the break, but lacked the support around him to make a real impact.

  • Mohamed Traoré
    1
    2
    2.50

    Mohamed Traoré

    Had the wrath of Verratti aimed at him after an overly physical late challenge in the first half, and struggled to make much headway against a more powerful PSG midfield unit.

  • Sébastien Roudet
    0
    1
    2.50

    Sébastien Roudet

    Sochaux’s schemer did not manage to impose himself on the play enough. Showed flashes of his vision, but was ultimately deemed a moot force by the hosts.

  • Roy Contout
    2
    1
    2.50

    Roy Contout

    A notoriously frustrating winger, the ex-Auxerre man posed Maxwell problems in the first half, yet once he had been silenced he did not have enough to come back at his rival.

  • Cédric Bakambu
    1
    2
    2.50

    Cédric Bakambu

    Coming into the game with four goals in his last two outings, the young striker was by some distance the most potent force in the visiting side. He looked genuinely confident and was happy to try his luck by shooting at goal. Sirigu may have kept him out, but at least there was intent there.

Substitutions

  • Abdoul Camara
    1
    1
    2.00

    Abdoul Camara

    Unable to make a serious impression coming off the bench.

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