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March 29, 2013 8:30 PM WAT
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ W. Bien‎
Attendance:‬ 44718‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 Montpellier

Goal.com was on hand to cast a critical eye over events at Parc des Princes, where Kevin Gameiro was the goalscoring hero off the bench to snatch priceless points for the hosts

By Keeghann Sinanan

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    0
    1
    3.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Hardly had a meaningful save to make, but made absolutely no mistake with the routine tasks required of him.

  • Thiago Silva
    1
    0
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Came mightily close to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a header from Jeremy Menez’s free kick, but was denied by a fantastic save from Geoffrey Jourdren. Generally took care of business at the back, though the visitors did not always pose him with serious questions.

  • Alex
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alex

    Like Thiago Silva, he hardly put a foot wrong at the back, snuffing out danger on the sporadic occasion that it appeared and proving a threat at the other end of the pitch, forcing Geoffrey Jourdren to save his header from a set-piece.

  • Maxwell
    0
    0
    3.50

    Maxwell

    Beaten badly by an electrifying run from Souleymane Camara in the second half, but that was the lone blip on an otherwise accomplished display in both halves of the field.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Gave the home side plenty of encouraging moments by marauding deep into enemy territory down the right flank, and came close to scoring himself with a shot from the edge of the box.

  • Jérémy Menez
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jérémy Menez Top of the Match

    His deliveries from dead ball situations provided a useful weapon for the home side, as both Thiago Silva and Alex were almost beneficiaries of his set-piece accuracy. Played his part in the all important winner, with a useful pass to free Ibrahimovic in space.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    0
    1
    3.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    One will suspect that he will be forced to do a lot more dirty work against Barcelona should he play against the Catalans in midweek, but the midfielder still worked hard providing the defence with a good degree of protection when Montpellier attacked.

  • Clément Chantôme
    0
    0
    2.50

    Clément Chantôme

    Should have opened the scoring in the opening minute of the game after latching onto a Javier Pastore pass in space, but scuffed his shot with only the keeper to beat. Drifted to the periphery of the game at times and was replaced in the second half.

  • Marco Verratti
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marco Verratti

    Kept the ball moving with precision and purpose throughout the attacking third of the pitch. Set up Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a great chance with a perfectly-weighted through ball, and was usually a threat to unlock the defence, despite fading somewhat in the second half.

  • Javier Pastore
    0
    0
    2.50

    Javier Pastore

    Played in Clement Chantome for a fantastic opportunity that could have broken the deadlock with barely a minute gone. But that was about as good as it got for him as he struggled to take apart the defence thereafter.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    1
    0
    3.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The match seemed set to end as a frustrating game for the Swede, who missed his fair share of chances in the first half, but with the seconds ticking away, a moment of unselfishness saw him square to Kevin Gameiro for the game's winning goal.

Substitutions

  • Christophe Jallet
    0
    0
    2.50

    Christophe Jallet

    Did not add much to his team's cause after coming off the bench.

  • David Beckham
    0
    0
    2.50

    David Beckham

    Started the move that led to the goal with a quick pass, but was otherwise unnoticeable.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    0
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    Carlo Ancelotti's most-utilized substitute this season came up with the goods again, as he kept his cool to slot home from close range and seal the points for his side.

  • Geoffrey Jourdren
    0
    0
    3.50

    Geoffrey Jourdren

    His save from Thiago Silva's header in the first half was world class, and he can hold no blame for the result as he was assured between the posts.

  • Vitorino Hilton da Silva
    0
    0
    2.50

    Vitorino Hilton da Silva

    Suffered the same fate as many a defender to square up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he was often muscled off the ball by the big Swede.

  • H. Bedimo
    0
    0
    2.50

    H. Bedimo

    Rarely found any opportunity to get forward, and was completely out of position for an early Clement Chamtome chance that narrowly missed.

  • Daniel Congré
    0
    0
    2.50

    Daniel Congré

    Nowhere to be found when PSG manufactured the winning goal of the game down his side of the pitch.

  • Abdelhamid El Kaoutari
    1
    0
    3.00

    Abdelhamid El Kaoutari

    Did a good job making some key defensive plays in the second half, though a somewhat nervy display before the break soured his overall performance a little.

  • Younes Belhanda
    0
    0
    2.00

    Younes Belhanda Flop of the Match

    A really disappointing showing from last season's star man, who barely had a meaningful touch of the ball in the attacking third and offered his team precious little.

  • Rémy Cabella
    0
    0
    2.50

    Rémy Cabella

    Should have done a lot better when on the end of Souleymane Camara's cross, but did manage a crucial block in the six-yard area.

  • Benjamin Stambouli
    0
    0
    3.00

    Benjamin Stambouli

    No-one can fault his effort throughout the game, as he often made it hard for Javier Pastore on the ball, forcing the Argentine to play more safely than he would have liked.

  • John Utaka
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Utaka

    Should have done better early on after taking aim from the top of the box, but he could only fire straight into the arms of Salvatore Sirigu. Occasionally looked lively on the flanks, but also drifted from the game easily.

  • Gaetan Charbonnier
    0
    0
    2.00

    Gaetan Charbonnier

    One wild, sliced half-volley summed up his night as he simply did not posses the composure to make the most of the rare moments when the ball was directed towards him.

  • Souleymane Camara
    0
    0
    2.50

    Souleymane Camara

    Largely flattered to deceive, save for one sumptuous run past Maxwell in the second half that put a good chance on for Remy Cabella.

Substitutions

  • Bryan Dabo
    0
    0
    2.00

    Bryan Dabo

    Bypassed in midfield during the buildup to PSG's winning goal.

  • Jonas Martin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonas Martin

    Did not contribute anything noticeable in his appearance off the bench.

  • Emanuel Herrera
    0
    0
    2.50

    Emanuel Herrera

    Not able to make his mark on the game, but in his defence, he barely saw the ball.

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
Lyon
15 0
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
Lorient
14 2
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1