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Played
August 31, 2013 4:00 PM BST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ B. Bastien‎
Attendance:‬ 44943‎
 
90+1′ Adrien Rabiot
 
 
Top of the Match
Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani
Paris Saint-Germain
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Paris Saint-Germain
Flop of the Match
Javier Pastore
Javier Pastore
Paris Saint-Germain
Javier Pastore
Javier Pastore
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Guingamp: Ibrahimovic seals dramatic win after stoppage-time salvo

The Sweden star struck just minutes after teenager Adrien Rabiot had given the Ligue 1 champions the lead in the dying moments at Parc des Princes

Ligue 1 : Adrien Rabiot & Blaise Matuidi (Paris SG vs EA Guingamp)
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Two goals in second-half stoppage time from Adrien Rabiot and Zlatan Ibrahimovic handed Paris Saint-Germain a dramatic 2-0 win over Guingamp on Saturday.

The French champions appeared to be heading for a stalemate against their spirited opponents after 90 minutes of frustrating football for the home faithful, until the 18-year-old bundled home a rebound in injury time before the Swede settled matters just before the final whistle.

PSG boss Laurent Blanc named an unchanged side from last week's 2-1 win away to Nantes, with Mamadou Sakho not involved in the squad as rumours of a move to Liverpool build.

Visitors Guingamp were without veteran striker Cedric Faure due to a calf injury, while Gregory Cerdan was also not included.

PSG came into the game looking for their first home win of the season and almost snatched the perfect start as Ibrahimovic curled a 25-yard free-kick onto the post just two minutes in.

It was to very much set the tone for the early exchanges, with the hosts dominating much of the possession in midfield, but they struggled to unlock a determined Guingamp defence. The visitors themselves were a threat on the break as Claudio Beauvue and Sadio Diallo both went close.

Ten minutes before the break, the hosts who created a flurry of chances, with Thiago Silva’s header being denied by Mamadou Samassa in the six-yard box.

Moments later it was the post to come to the visitors' rescue, with Thiago Silva once again foiled.

Samassa was then called into action as Thiago Motta released Cavani. The Uruguayan took the ball wide of the goalkeeper before finding Javier Pastore, but the 23-year-old recovered well to deny the Argentinian.

PSG began brightly after the break, with Samassa coming to the rescue of his team again to parry away a low Cavani effort after a well-worked corner.

But the three-pronged attack of Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ibrahimovic and Cavani continued to be frustrated by a dogged Guingamp defence, with the Swede enduring a particularly difficult afternoon, skying an effort from 25 yards just after the hour mark.

Lavezzi did not enjoy much luck either, getting on the end of a brilliant ball from Motta to race away from his man, before hitting a tame drive straight at the keeper.

PSG continued to knock on the door and nearly broke the deadlock in spectacular circumstances when Cavani sent a powerful effort narrowly wide on 67 minutes, before setting up Ibrahimovic just a minute later, with the Swede also off target.

And the champions were nearly made to pay for their wastefulness in front of goal several minutes later when Mustapha Yatabare raced into the box, before shrugging off his man and firing wide.

It looked as though the visitors would hold on for a draw, until a whipped free-kick was met by Alex, whose header was parried straight to substitute Rabiot, who applied a calm finish from close range.

And just two minutes later the win was sealed, when Ibrahimovic latched onto a long ball to round Samassa and roll the ball into an empty net.



Paris Saint-Germain

30
Salvatore Sirigu
Goalkeeper
3.00
4
Thiago Silva
Defender
3.50
33
Alex
Defender
3.00
17
Maxwell
Defender
3.00
23
2.50
8
Thiago Motta
Midfielder
58′
3.50
14
Blaise Matuidi
Midfielder
3.00
27
Javier Pastore
Midfielder
64′
2.00
9
3.50
10
3.00
21
2.50

EA Guingamp

2.50
30
3.00
15
2.50
25
2.50
29
2.50
5
3.00
8
3.50
12
3.00
18
Lionel Mathis
Midfielder
2.50
28
Fatih Atik
Midfielder
71′ 71′
2.00
9

Substitutes

1
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6
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3
Lucas Digne
Defender
 - 
26
 - 
24
Marco Verratti
Midfielder
 - 
31
Adrien Rabiot
Midfielder
64′ 91′
3.50
-
Lucas
Midfielder
64′
2.50

Substitutes

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16
 - 
35
 - 
7
 - 
11
Steven Langil
Midfielder
2.50
26
 - 
13
 - 
14

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Results
 
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
FC Lorient
14 2
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1