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March 9, 2013 9:30 PM IST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ M. Lesage‎
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Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Nancy

Goal.com rates the players on show as two goals in quick succession from Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescued all three points for PSG

By Tom Webber

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    4
    0
    3.50

    Salvatore Sirigu

    The keeper did well when coming off of his line to intercept a number of Nancy corners. He also did well to tip a shot from Jebbour on to the bar in the first half but could not do much more to keep out the goal.

  • Thiago Silva
    9
    0
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    The Brazilian's presence made the PSG defence seem far more assured and composed. He made a superb challenge on Moukandjo in the first half and added a lot of resilience to the back four.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    3
    0
    3.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Did all that he had to do efficiently, though he did not really stand out. He looked vulnerable to the counter but was imposing in the air and regularly came out on top when one-on-one against an attacker.

  • Maxwell
    2
    0
    2.50

    Maxwell

    Not one of his most adventurous performances, though he was caught too high up the pitch on the Nancy goal as he left acres of space for Moukandjo to run into. The former Barcelona man did not offer much else either way in the game.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    3
    0
    2.50

    Gregory van der Wiel

    The right-back was eager to get forward but more often than not he left his side extremely open in defence. He was shown how to play as attacking full-back by Jebbour, and the Moroccan got the better of him on a number of occasions.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    4
    0
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    It was another impressive performance in midfield from the Frenchman, with a number of good passes and delightful touches. However, he really should have scored in the 12th minute but rolled the ball wide.

  • Marco Verratti
    12
    0
    3.50

    Marco Verratti

    Was always on the move, keen to make himself available to his team-mates and send the ball on again. He showed real quality and found that killer ball in the second half with a sublime long pass up to Ibrahimovic for the second goal.

  • Javier Pastore
    2
    4
    2.00

    Javier Pastore Flop of the Match

    Isolated on the left flank, Pastore was a peripheral figure in the first half. He made no real contribution offensively and in fact it was his loose pass that enable Nancy to race through and open the scoring.

  • Lucas
    6
    1
    2.50

    Lucas

    Showed plenty of energy as he flitted around on the right wing. He interchanged with Lavezzi well but did not get at the Nancy defence enough. Had a glorious chance to score before half-time but shot straight at the keeper.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    24
    2
    4.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Top of the Match

    The towering Swede may have taken a while to get going, but he eventually showed his match-winning capabilities in the second half. A cool finish levelled the scores before he beat Gregorini to the ball to slot home the winner.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    4
    1
    2.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Although it was a lively performance, the Argentine failed to show a cutting edge in the final third. His link-up play and movement were impressive but he never really managed to test Gregorini.

Substitutions

  • Jérémy Menez
    8
    1
    3.50

    Jérémy Menez

    Replaced the disappointing Pastore at half-time and instantly provided more energy on the left side. He pounced on some poor control from Puygrenier to set Ibrahimovic up for his first.

  • David Beckham
    10
    2
    2.50

    David Beckham

    Brought on in place of Veratti in the 74th minute but left the hosts vulnerable defensively. His lack of influence in the middle almost proved costly.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    2
    1
    2.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    Came on for the injured Lucas Moura in the 57th minute but did not see enough of the ball to make an impact.

  • Damien Gregorini
    0
    0
    3.00

    Damien Gregorini

    A brilliant performance was marred by a second-half error. His superb stop from Ibrahimovic after the break was top class, but he undid his good work by vacating his goal and losing out to the striker for his second of the game.

  • Yassine Jebbour
    0
    0
    3.50

    Yassine Jebbour

    The wing-back was in superb form for the relegation embroiled side, defending resolutely but proving a menace at the other end. He rattled the bar in the first half and inspired plenty of confidence in his team-mates.

  • Jordan Lotiès
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jordan Lotiès

    The defender made a great interception to stop Ibrahimovic from sliding home an early opener, and watched him closely throughout. He was unlucky to be on the losing side as defensive errors let the team down.

  • Salif Sané
    0
    0
    3.00

    Salif Sané

    The powerful defender refused to be bullied at the back, but his resistance was eventually broken. He perhaps lacked mobility when forced to chase back towards his own goal but on the whole it was a competent outing.

  • Sébastien Puygrenier
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sébastien Puygrenier

    He marshalled the defence well as Nancy took a surprise lead into half-time, but his loose control enabled Ibrahimovic to slide in an equaliser and that was the turning point. He then made a hash of a late chance to grab an leveller.

  • Thomas Mangani
    0
    0
    2.50

    Thomas Mangani

    Was charged with screening the defence and did not do so well enough. He made a couple of crunching, yet well-timed challenges in the heart of midfield, but spent a lot of time chasing possession.

  • Lossemy Karaboue
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lossemy Karaboue

    Got his side off to a decent start with a good effort that warmed the gloves of Sirigu. He was not stretched too much defensively but he did not take the chance to get forward often enough.

  • Thomas Ayasse
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thomas Ayasse

    The midfielder did not really have the kind of influence on the game that Patrick Gabriel would have hoped. He was forced to sit back more than he would of liked but he did supply the strikers well throughout.

  • B. Moukandjo
    0
    0
    3.50

    B. Moukandjo

    Proved to be a real thorn in the side of the hosts throughout as his pace and power proved difficult to deal with on the counterattack. He showed great movement and intelligence to loop home the game's opening goal with his head.

  • Djamel Bakar
    0
    0
    3.50

    Djamel Bakar

    A bright performance from the 23-year-old as his pace and direct dribbling frequently caused problems for the hosts. He was a danger coming in from the left, supplying a brilliant assist and almost grabbing a goal himself moments later.

  • Paul Alo'o Efoulou
    0
    0
    2.50

    Paul Alo'o Efoulou

    Failed to lead the line effectively as he could not find space to run into, or even to receive the ball. He never really tested Sirigu and will ultimately be bitterly disappointed with his inability to do so.

Substitutions

  • Jeff Louis
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jeff Louis

    Brought on in place of Alo'o Efoulou in the 61st minute but was unable to provide any greater threat to the PSG defence.

  • Abdou Coulibaly
    0
    0
    2.50

    Abdou Coulibaly

    Came on for Bakar in the 88th minute and did not have time to influence the game.

  • Florent Zitte
    0
    0
    2.50

    Florent Zitte

    Replaced Moukandjo in the 60th minute and after a largely quiet game, came desperately close to equalising as his deflected shot crashed off the post.

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