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December 18, 2013 2:55 PM EST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ L. Duhamel‎
Attendance:‬ 45608‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Saint-Etienne (AET)

Edinson Cavani scores his second goal deep into extra time to eliminate the Coupe de la Ligue holders.

By Max Bentley

  • Nicolas Douchez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nicolas Douchez

    Had little to do on his first start of the season although he did make two decent saves to deny Tabanou and Erding.

  • Thiago Silva
    0
    0
    3.00

    Thiago Silva

    A rock-solid performance from the captain who did not put a foot wrong. He was commanding in the air and showed good reading of the play to frustrate the opposition attack.

  • Marquinhos
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marquinhos

    Impressed in Alex's absence, forming a good partnership with his fellow Brazilian centre-half. On the whole, he dealt well with Brandao's physical presence.

  • Lucas Digne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lucas Digne

    The 20-year-old was magnificent roaming up and down the left, providing a good attacking outlet on the overlap.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    1
    0
    3.00

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Played Erding onside for the equaliser but aside from that, he was solid defensively and frequently got forward to assist the attack.

  • Thiago Motta
    0
    1
    2.50

    Thiago Motta

    Helped to break up the opposition attacks with his strong tackling. Looked a little leggy in the second half and was consequently substituted.

  • Marco Verratti
    0
    0
    4.00

    Marco Verratti

    A tenacious yet creative display from the young Italian who helped PSG to win the midfield battle. He showed neat footwork and supplied the cross to set up Cavani's opener.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    0
    0
    3.00

    Adrien Rabiot

    The 18-year-old looks destined for stardom after an impressive midfield display that belied his tender age. Demonstrated a fine range of passing.

  • Lucas
    0
    0
    3.50

    Lucas

    The Brazilian has been in and out of the side but Blanc will certainly have been impressed by his performance on the right wing.

  • Edinson Cavani
    0
    0
    4.00

    Edinson Cavani Top of the Match

    The Uruguayan was a constant menace to the defence and continued his magnificent goalscoring run when he showed composure to take the ball past Ruffier to notch the opener.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ezequiel Lavezzi Flop of the Match

    The Argentine has been linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes and although he showed tremendous work ethic, he failed to penetrate the opposition defence in wide areas.

Substitutions

  • Jérémy Menez
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jérémy Menez

    The winger struggled to get into the game but produced the goods late on, providing the pinpoint low cross for Cavani's winner.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    0
    0
    3.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    The former Saint-Etienne man came on to add stability and fresh legs to the midfield.

  • Javier Pastore
    0
    0
    3.00

    Javier Pastore

    The Argentine made an instant impact from the bench with his ability to pick a pass and he was unlucky not to claim an assist when Cavani spurned a glorious opportunity to wrap up the win.

  • Stéphane Ruffier
    0
    0
    3.50

    Stéphane Ruffier

    The ex-Monaco goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to deny Lucas but could do little to prevent either of Cavani's strikes.

  • Faouzi Ghoulam
    0
    0
    2.50

    Faouzi Ghoulam

    He was found out of position for PSG's opening goal and although he was always willing to get forward to assist the attack, he was often exposed defensively by the pace of Lucas.

  • Loïc Perrin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Loïc Perrin

    The captain struggled to cope with the movement of Cavani although he did demonstrate his expert reading of the game to make a number of key interceptions.

  • M. Bayal
    0
    0
    3.50

    M. Bayal

    The Senegalese defender made several brilliant last-ditch tackles and his performance was crucial to Saint-Etienne's fightback in normal time.

  • François Clerc
    0
    0
    3.50

    François Clerc

    The right-back turned in an assured defensive performance and showed his attacking intent by getting forward to deliver a number of crosses into the box.

  • Benjamin Corgnet
    0
    0
    2.50

    Benjamin Corgnet

    The 26-year-old was relatively anonymous and was overpowered in the midfield.

  • Renaud Cohade
    0
    0
    3.00

    Renaud Cohade

    He produced an energetic performance in the middle of the park, offering solid protection to the back four and getting forward to test Douchez with several long-range efforts.

  • Fabien Lemoine
    0
    0
    3.50

    Fabien Lemoine

    A dogged display from the central midfielder who broke up a number of attacks and provided a wonderful pass to set up Erding's equaliser.

  • Romain Hamouma
    0
    0
    3.00

    Romain Hamouma

    Although the quality of his set-pieces was often disappointing, he linked up neatly with his team-mates and was at the heart of most of Saint-Etienne's attacking moves.

  • Franck Tabanou
    0
    0
    2.50

    Franck Tabanou

    A positive performance from the wideman who was always willing to run at the opposition defence and get his shots on goal.

  • Brandao
    0
    0
    2.50

    Brandao

    Considering it is a competition in which he usually scores, the Brazilian put in an ineffective performance.

Substitutions

  • Max-Alain Gradel
    0
    0

    Max-Alain Gradel

    The Ivorian failed to have the desired impact from the bench and was largely anonymous after coming on.

  • Yohann Mollo
    0
    0

    Yohann Mollo

    Showed some fancy tricks but failed to stretch the tiring PSG defence.

  • Mevlut Erding
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mevlut Erding

    The Turkish striker came off the bench to haunt his old club, sweeping home the equaliser late on.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
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Rank/Player Position Team Rating
No players found.
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
4 1
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