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PSG
PSG
2 vs 1
Played
March 12, 2014 3:45 PM EDT
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ I. Bebek‎
Attendance:‬ 45596‎
 
13′ Marquinhos
Sidney Sam 6′
 
Top of the Match
Salvatore Sirigu
Salvatore Sirigu
PSG
Salvatore Sirigu
Salvatore Sirigu
PSG
Flop of the Match
Christophe Jallet
Christophe Jallet
PSG
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
PSG

Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Bayer Leverkusen (6-1 Agg): Parisiens ease into quarter-finals

Sami Hyypia's side took the lead on the night but the Ligue 1 champions came from behind to win and confirm their place in the last eight.

Ezequiel Lavezzi Edinson Cavani Paris Saint Germain Bayer Leverkusen Champions League 03122014
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Paris Saint-Germain sealed its place in the quarterfinals of the Champions League with a 2-1 (6-1 Agg.) win against Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday.

Trailing 4-0 from a catastrophic first leg at the BayArena, the Bundesliga outfit was afforded no chance of progressing Wednesday, even after Sidney Sam opened the scoring with a close-range header just five minutes in.

The visitors' faint hopes were dashed soon after when defender Marquinhos registered his third goal in the competition this season to level the scores after 13 minutes - with Simon Rolfes' saved penalty signaling it was not to be for Sami Hyypia's men.

PSG has lost only once at home in all competitions since November 2012, and Ezequiel Lavezzi kept that record safe when he put the hosts in front with a cool finish from inside the area nine minutes after the break.

Leverkusen applied plenty of pressure on PSG in the second half, but the dismissal of Emre Can took away the chance to salvage pride, as the Ligue 1 champions eased into the quarter-finals.

Can had forced Salvatore Sirigu into an early stop, curling an effort on target after just three minutes, and Leverkusen's hopes of a comeback were given an early boost when Sam got on the end of Giulio Donati's cross from the right.

It was nothing more than their positive start deserved, but the hosts were level shortly after when Marquinhos rose highest in the penalty area to head home Yohan Cabaye's corner.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose first-leg brace helped put Leverkusen to the sword in Germany, almost doubled the hosts' advantage with a dinked effort that struck the crossbar before captain Rolfes wasted a glorious opportunity from 12 yards to rekindle hopes of a recovery.

After Eren Derdiyok was hauled down by Christophe Jallet, Rolfes saw his penalty saved by Sirigu as the skipper spurned the chance to keep some pressure on their French opponents.

PSG then got back on the front foot before the break, Cavani swivelling well in the box before firing straight at Bernd Leno, with Lavezzi putting PSG ahead for the first time early in the second half.

Digne's cutback was met by Lavezzi, who made no mistake in tucking the ball past Leno - maintaining its impressive record at the Parc des Princes.

With nothing to play for, Leverkusen continued to play with freedom - Omer Toprak and Gonzalo Castro both testing Sirigu - while at the other end a strangely out-of-sorts Ibrahimovic ballooned an effort over the crossbar.

However, Can's second yellow card midway through the second half hampered Hyypia's side further while home boss Laurent Blanc was able to take off Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic and Cavani ahead of a tough Ligue 1 test against Saint-Etienne at the weekend.

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PSG

30
Salvatore Sirigu
Goalkeeper
28′
4.00
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
3.00
15
Marquinhos
Defender
13′
3.50
3
Lucas Digne
Defender
53′
3.50
26
2.50
6
Yohan Cabaye
Midfielder
13′
3.50
31
Adrien Rabiot
Midfielder
79′
3.00
27
Javier Pastore
Midfielder
2.50
9
3.00
10
3.00
21
3.50

Leverkusen

3.50
1
Bernd Leno
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
3.00
18
2.50
21
3.50
26
3.00
3
3.00
6
Simon Rolfes
Midfielder
28′
2.50
10
Emre Can
Midfielder
52′ 68′
3.00
18
Sidney Sam
Midfielder
6′ 67′
3.00
27
3.00
9

Substitutes

1
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6
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33
Alex
Defender
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17
Maxwell
Defender
 - 
7
Jérémy Menez
Midfielder
72′
3.00
8
Thiago Motta
Midfielder
 - 
-
Lucas
Midfielder
62′
3.00

Substitutes

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36
Niklas Lomb
Goalkeeper
 - 
14
 - 
17
2.50
-
2.50
7
 - 
11
2.50
19
Julian Brandt
Midfielder
67′

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo
Striker
Real Madrid
14 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
Paris St. Germain (PSG)
10 1
Lionel Messi Lionel Messi
Striker
Barcelona
8 2
Diego Costa Diego Costa
Striker
Atlético de Madrid
7 0
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
6 2