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March 20, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
Stade Vélodrome — Marseille
Referee:‬ S. Bre‎
Attendance:‬ 52792‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Olympique de Marseille 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Goal.com examines the actors who took the field in OM's 2-1 win over PSG...

By Robin Bairner

  • Steve Mandanda
    7
    2
    0.00

    Steve Mandanda

    Looked confident in the Marseille goal, clutching a couple of hanging crosses with real assurance. Couldn’t do anything about PSG’s equaliser and coped well with the other problems that were posed, though these tended to be fairly infrequent.

  • Taye Taiwo
    15
    0
    0.00

    Taye Taiwo

    Subdued in midweek against Manchester United, the Nigerian left-back got forward with greater regularity against les Parisiens, offering a couple of fine deliveries into the box. Had his troubles against Giuly defensively, but the attacker didn’t do any damage when he found space.

  • G. Heinze
    11
    1
    0.00

    G. Heinze

    Scored against his former team with an eye-catching free kick in the early stages of the game and matched up well to the aerial threat of Hoarau. A sturdy performance from the wily veteran.

  • Souleymane Diawara
    7
    1
    0.00

    Souleymane Diawara

    The centre-back is typified by the crunching tackle he performed on Nene midway through the first half. Battled through a nasty looking first half knock, though his terrible give-away to the Brazilian which should have led to a second equaliser was completely inexcusable.

  • Rod Fanni
    6
    1
    0.00

    Rod Fanni

    Got forward early on to deliver a couple of dangerous cross into the box, but spent much of the evening trying to police Nene. The Brazilian got away from him on more than one occasion in the first half, but this was not the case after the break.

  • Benoît Cheyrou
    4
    1
    0.00

    Benoît Cheyrou

    In the team after Didier Deschamps chose to leave out Lucho Gonzalez, who was held up in his home at gun-point on Friday. Offered a dynamic presence in the heart of the OM midfield, but did not possess the same creativity as his Argentine team-mate.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    8
    1
    0.00

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Provided excellent dynamism in the heart of the OM midfield. Broke up play well and was confident enough to break forward in possession to pose the PSG rearguard problems.

  • Mathieu Valbuena
    6
    2
    0.00

    Mathieu Valbuena

    Highly active in the early stages of the match, the diminutive attacker threatened to be a huge presence in this game for the first quarter but faded somewhat thereafter. Drew the foul that led to Gabriel Heinze’s goal and played only an hour.

  • André Ayew
    30
    0
    0.00

    André Ayew Top of the Match

    Limped out of the warm-up to receive treatment on a hamstring problem but put OM ahead for the second time with a fine downward header, which was strangely his first home Ligue 1 goal. Made several excellent direct runs at the PSG defence, the best of which drew four players at the start of the second half.

  • André Pierre Gignac
    5
    2
    0.00

    André Pierre Gignac

    It might not have happened for Gignac in front of goal, but he created Andre Ayew’s goal with a wonderful left-footed cross from the right hand side. Scorched a terrific first half volley over the top and looked dangerous when he was involved, though that was not nearly enough. Replaced three-quarters of the way through the game.

  • Loïc Remy
    10
    1
    0.00

    Loïc Remy

    One of OM’s best players in midweek against Manchester United, Remy showed only glimpses of the direct running that posed the Red Devils problems. When he was pushed through the centre late on, Marseille were struggling to get involved in the game and he was rather isolated at times.

Substitutions

  • Lucho González
    8
    2
    0.00

    Lucho González

    Given half an hour following his midweek ordeal but didn’t have a great impact.

  • Fabrice Abriel
    0
    4
    0.00

    Fabrice Abriel

    Came on for Gignac with little over 20 minutes to play but was reduced to a largely defensive brief as PSG dominated the ball.

  • Charles Kaboré
    4
    0
    0.00

    Charles Kaboré

    Played only two minutes.

  • Grégory Coupet
    3
    1
    0.00

    Grégory Coupet Flop of the Match

    Helpless for the opening goal but might have reacted a little quicker to stop Ayew’s header, though that is perhaps being a tad harsh on the veteran goalkeeper, who has barely played any first team football. Made a smart stop from Ayew early in the second half to keep his team in the game.

  • Siaka Tiéné
    2
    1
    2.00

    Siaka Tiéné

    The left-back had a really difficult evening, struggling to contain whichever OM player had happened to drift out to the right side of the pitch. Showed some poor judgement under the high ball and also allowed the Gignac cross into the box that Ayew headed home.

  • Sylvain Armand
    1
    1
    0.00

    Sylvain Armand

    Has spent much of this campaign playing in the heart of the defence and has for the most part look assured in this alien position to the left-back. Struggled against Marseille’s direct running and physical power.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    8
    0
    0.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Showed plenty of confidence on the ball, though this was to his detriment on a couple of occasions as he gifted possession away in potentially dangerous situations. By no means the young defender’s finest hour, but by the same token he was strong and determined throughout.

  • Christophe Jallet
    2
    0
    0.00

    Christophe Jallet

    A thoroughly mixed first period. It was his clumsiness that conceded the free kick that allowed OM to open the scoring, yet his cross was the catalyst for les Parisiens’ equalising goal. Came forward increasingly as the match wore on and tended to use the ball well.

  • Nenê
    3
    0
    0.00

    Nenê

    Missed a glorious chance to bring the scores back to 2-2 just before the half-time break after he was gifted possession. Had earlier cracked a volley off the post from which Chantome tucked home the rebound. Criticised last weekend, and the big moments went against him in Marseille too.

  • Claude Makelele
    4
    1
    0.00

    Claude Makelele

    At times this season, the veteran midfielder has shown his age, and in this encounter he simply couldn’t get to the pace of the Marseille central players, who breezed by him too easily too often.

  • Mathieu Bodmer
    4
    0
    0.00

    Mathieu Bodmer

    Continues to be deployed in a No.10 role, and the ex-Lille and Lyon player continues to do some damage in the position. Timed his runs into the box well and acted as an important pivot in the team, funnelling the ball out to the wingers whenever possible. As PSG grew in effectiveness after the break, he waned and was replaced.

  • Clément Chantôme
    4
    1
    0.00

    Clément Chantôme

    Drew the scores level when he reacted quickest to a shot off the post, but the dynamic midfielder who has enjoyed a good campaign was rather bypassed by the OM midfield too frequently. Came into the game more after the break but was withdrawn in the closing stages.

  • Ludovic Giuly
    4
    0
    0.00

    Ludovic Giuly

    Has been one of PSG’s stand-out players this season, but this was not a match the former Barcelona man will want to remember. Though he had the beating of Taiwo more often than not, his final ball wasn't always of quality. Powered a late drive a yard past the post as he looked the main PSG threat in the closing stages.

  • Guillaume Hoarau
    4
    0
    0.00

    Guillaume Hoarau

    Asked to lead PSG’s attack on his own but struggled to get much change out of the home central defenders. Taken off early as a result.

Substitutions

  • Jérémy Clément
    3
    0
    0.00

    Jérémy Clément

    Thrown on with 10 minutes to go.

  • Mevlut Erding
    3
    0
    0.00

    Mevlut Erding

    Given the final 20 minutes and was booked immediately for a foul on Heinze. This proved his only major contribution.

  • Jean-Christophe Bahebeck
    3
    0
    0.00

    Jean-Christophe Bahebeck

    The biggest night of his short career to date, he played 20 minutes after coming on for Hoarau. Looked busy but had little genuine success.

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