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November 7, 2012 1:15 AM IST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ P. Gil‎
Attendance:‬ 41060‎
 
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Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Goal.com rates the players on show at the Parc des Prince as the French side ran out comfortable winners against their Group A rivals

By Mohammed Ali

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    3
    0
    3.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    The goalkeeper enjoyed a more quiet game compared to that of the weekend, with the Italian untroubled for large periods. Looked aware, but nevertheless had nothing much to do.

  • Thiago Silva
    12
    1
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Typical Thiago Silva – his solid nature at the back ensured that the goalkeeper would enjoy a quiet 90 minutes. Kept Rukavina and Brozovic at arm’s length, and can be happy with his performance.

  • Alex
    7
    0
    3.50

    Alex

    The Brazilian almost handed Dinamo the opener after a slip, but recovered to break the deadlock with a fine finish. Rejuvenated, the former Chelsea centre-back was far better, and ensured that the team would keep a clean sheet.

  • Maxwell
    4
    2
    3.00

    Maxwell

    Allowed Lavezzi to roam forward on the left-wing, the full-back was comfortable in carrying out his duties. Had a decent game, if unspectacular.

  • Christophe Jallet
    3
    0
    3.00

    Christophe Jallet

    As with Maxwell, the captain took a back-seat in his duties this evening. Solid defensively, he only ventured forward intermittently, but once more, looked competent.

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    4
    0
    2.50

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Sissoko was deployed on the right side of midfield, and only managed 45 minutes. Got forward well, but failed to control or dictate attacking play. Ultimately substituted in favour of the more creative Verratti.

  • Jérémy Menez
    9
    0
    4.00

    Jérémy Menez

    The winger was once more the attacking force as Dinamo failed to keep him quiet. His pace and trickery was too much for the opponents to handle. Deservedly got on the scoresheet, highlighting his fantastic movement.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    4
    0
    3.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    The former Saint-Etienne midfielder hurried back from a minor knock at the weekend, and looked typically composed in the heart of midfield, nullifying the opposition’s attacks. Scored a fine goal in the second half, converting from Ibrahimovic’s pass.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    4
    0
    3.00

    Adrien Rabiot

    The youngster was perhaps one of PSG’s best players in the first half. Whilst his team-mates took time to adapt, Rabiot was off from the word go, contributing to attacking and defending alike. Slipped off a little towards the end but appears to be a great prospect.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    7
    0
    2.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    The Argentine returned from a month out to start, but it looked a little too soon as he appeared a bit sluggish in the opening stages. Could not test Kelava, but stringed chances together. Passing was a little off and he was sacrificed after the hour.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    60
    5
    4.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Top of the Match

    Once more, undoubtedly the man of the match. A fantastic second-half performance which mirrored that of his club. Four brilliant assists after a rather unproductive first half reinvigorated his game. Unlucky not to score late on, but clearly made amends for his controversial actions on Saturday.

Substitutions

  • Marco Verratti
    6
    0
    3.00

    Marco Verratti

    The Italian midfielder made a difference as he injected creativity in a lagging midfield in the second half. Was not closed down by Dinamo, which lead to the goal surge.

  • Javier Pastore
    4
    0

    Javier Pastore

    Came on for Lavezzi with 22 minutes to go, but like his compatriot, could not assert his authority or creativity up front

  • Guillaume Hoarau
    3
    0
    3.00

    Guillaume Hoarau

    Having scored a first league goal since March at the weekend, Hoarau proceeded to score his second goal in two games with a decent cameo, tapping in from an Ibrahimovic slip.

  • Ivan Kelava
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ivan Kelava

    The Dinamo captain could’ve done better with Alex’s opener, but he was left brutally exposed by his defence as PSG proceeded to put three past him in the second half.

  • Ante Puljic
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ante Puljic

    Defender enjoyed a productive opening, but despite his enterprising nature, he could not cope against an energised attack

  • Josip Simunic
    0
    2
    2.50

    Josip Simunic

    Not a defensive masterclass from the man infamously booked three times in one match. Couldn’t keep control on Ibrahimovic, and was sacrificed in favour of a striker in the second half.

  • Sime Vrsaljko
    2
    0
    2.50

    Sime Vrsaljko

    The right-back was one of the better Dinamo players, as he asserted his authority on the flank well. Marshalled Lavezzi, and kept Maxwell from producing on the right, and raced forward to assist on the right wing too.

  • Josip Pivarić
    0
    1
    2.50

    Josip Pivarić

    The right-back had the best chance early on, but that was the only highlight of his game. Composed, but couldn’t prevent the stream of attacks coming down his flank.

  • Domagoj Vida
    0
    2
    1.50

    Domagoj Vida Flop of the Match

    Endured a poor 90 minutes in Paris as the centre-back was pulled all over the place. Vida couldn’t manage Ibrahimovic for periods, before being undone by Verratti’s passing. Provide a number of decent blocks and tackles, but was not at the top of his game by a long shot.

  • Arijan Ademi
    1
    1
    2.50

    Arijan Ademi

    Supposed to be a combative player in the midfield, but Ademi was outmuscled by the likes of Sissoko and Matuidi, and could not keep a check on Rabiot. Booked for repeated fouling.

  • Mateo Kovačić
    4
    0
    3.00

    Mateo Kovačić

    One of the Dinamo players to make a difference, as the young 18-year-old continued to make a name for himself, contributing greatly from the midfield, and always looking to instigate opportunities. Came off for Halilovic with minutes to go.

  • Sammir
    1
    0
    2.50

    Sammir

    The Brazilian was tipped to be the creative force, but couldn’t exactly test Sirigu in the opposing goal. Was largely restricted by Thiago Silva, with an effort from distance narrowly going over.

  • Marcelo Brozović
    2
    0
    2.50

    Marcelo Brozović

    The midfielder couldn’t impact on a decent first 20 minutes in which Dinamo were better than their esteemed opponents. Tailed off towards the end, as Matuidi took control.

  • Ante Rukavina
    2
    1
    3.00

    Ante Rukavina

    The forward displayed his great positioning up front, and narrowly missed out on scoring as he headed over from Vrsaljko’s cross. Came off for Callelo in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Adrián Calello
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adrián Calello

    Came on for Rukavina, but no more than a cameo with just 10 minutes to prove himself.

  • Alen Halilović
    8
    1

    Alen Halilović

    The 16-year-old made another appearance with three minutes to go, and apart from a teasing effort from distance, had no time to make a difference.

  • Duje Cop
    1
    0
    1.50

    Duje Cop

    Was thrown on to reverse Dinamo’s fortunes when 1-0 down, but after only minutes, he found himself 3-0 down. Was no more than a passenger for much of the time he was on the field of play.

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