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October 2, 2011 8:00 PM BST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ S. Lannoy‎
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Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Olympique Lyonnais

Goal.com reviews the performances of all those involved as PSG moved clear at the top of Ligue 1

By Robin Bairner

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    39
    1
    0.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Already a favourite of the fans at the Parc des Princes, who chant his name each time he makes a telling intervention. Wasn’t overly troubled by the Lyon attack, but dealt solidly with a number of crosses. His handling was good when it required to be.

  • Siaka Tiéné
    19
    2
    0.00

    Siaka Tiéné

    Aggressive with his tackling, the left-back was an effective block in the left-back role but only occasionally offered support for his side going forward. Did his primary duties solidly and can be pleased that Briand offered little threat.

  • Zoumana Camara
    17
    1
    0.00

    Zoumana Camara

    Made a couple of fine interceptions when forced to track back and handled the threat of Gomis well overall. Can be prone to lapses of concentration, but none of these were in evidence.

  • Diego Lugano
    63
    6
    0.00

    Diego Lugano Top of the Match

    He may be a new signing at the club, but the Uruguayan defender has already taken steps to make himself the top dog in the back four. Was vocal and solid, playing like a leader, which will be a real encouragement to Kombouare.

  • Ceará
    12
    5
    0.00

    Ceará

    Faced with compatriot Michel Bastos, the right-back had a difficult evening, though he certainly didn’t disgrace himself. Perhaps could have got tighter to his winger, but this was a sensible and measured performance. Disappointed with his delivery further forward.

  • Nenê
    23
    3
    0.00

    Nenê

    Drifted in and out of the game, not really applying the kind of influence he would have liked on proceedings. When he was involved in the match, the Brazilian was bright, and he even offered a hand defensively at times.

  • Mathieu Bodmer
    19
    0
    0.00

    Mathieu Bodmer

    Asked to play a sitting midfield role when he’s perhaps been better utilised as a more offensive player in recent months. Though he produced a solid performance, it was not spectacular by any means. His best moment was a fizzing second half shot a foot wide of the post.

  • Javier Pastore
    87
    2
    0.00

    Javier Pastore

    Has made all the headlines for Antoine Kombouare’s side in recent weeks, and though this wasn’t his finest performance, he proved the match-winner. His decision making wasn’t always great, but he was regularly involved, and his audacity to shoot from a tough angle paid off.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    14
    1
    0.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Another solid showing from the holding midfielder, who was rather limited in his offensive movements on this occasion. Picked up a heavy knock after the interval, and had to be replaced.

  • Jérémy Menez
    24
    1
    0.00

    Jérémy Menez

    Threatened to have his best game for PSG with a very bright opening spell, but the former Roma player is notoriously inconsistent in his performance and he would soon fade from this excellent start. Creative and direct when in possession.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    13
    7
    0.00

    Kevin Gameiro

    Wasn’t allowed to get in behind the Lyon defence easily, and when he was given the service, his touch was lacking. Will enjoy more impressive evenings, but there could be few questions about his effort and commitment.

Substitutions

  • Christophe Jallet
    15
    1
    0.00

    Christophe Jallet

    Replaced Gameiro and popped up with an unexpected goal.

  • Clément Chantôme
    10
    1
    0.00

    Clément Chantôme

    Came on for the injured Matuidi and did a steady job.

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    14
    3
    0.00

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Given the last 15 minutes.

  • Hugo Lloris
    14
    5
    0.00

    Hugo Lloris

    Will be bitterly disappointed to have been beaten at his near post on Pastore’s goal, having anticipated a cross from the Argentine. Made a good save from Lugano in the first half and an even better one from Gameiro in the second, but ultimately it was his rare mistake that cost his side.

  • Aly Cissokho
    11
    4
    0.00

    Aly Cissokho

    Patrolled his flank well, with very few attacks coming from a deep area on Lyon’s left. When he pushed forward, he did so impressively, delivering a couple of wicked crosses into the box that picked out Gomis. Poor marking at the far post in the last minute allowed Jallet to score, a black mark in an otherwise decent performance.

  • Dejan Lovren
    24
    4
    0.00

    Dejan Lovren

    A reassuring performance from the young Croatian, who continues to come of age this term. Made a vital challenge on Gameiro during the first half and would dominate that duel physically. One missed header after the break could have been punished more harshly, though.

  • Bakari Kone
    18
    8
    0.00

    Bakari Kone

    There were big worries over how Kone would react against the big clubs when he was signed from Guingamp but he continues to provide a reliable presence in the heart of the defence. Continues to show maturity greater than his experience level should allow.

  • Anthony Réveillère
    7
    8
    0.00

    Anthony Réveillère

    Against the weaker sides, Reveillere is able to raid forward to support the attack, but opposing PSG he was unable to provide much of this service. Occasionally caught out of position, allowing les Parisiens to attack down his flank, and indeed it was in this area they profited.

  • Michel Fernandes Bastos
    30
    4
    0.00

    Michel Fernandes Bastos

    Another bright performance from the in-form Brazilian, whose supply to Gomis has been consistently superb this season. Was restricted by Ceara to some extent, but he still was at the source of many of Lyon’s best moves.

  • Kim Källström
    9
    7
    0.00

    Kim Källström

    His set plays were delivered in a disappointing manner, but this may have owed to the rain of scrunched up paper that was delivered on him at every corner. Was relatively anonymous in the centre of the midfield, which is uncharacteristic of his form this term.

  • Alexandre Lacazette
    10
    10
    0.00

    Alexandre Lacazette

    The shock selection in this encounter, the young striker seemed to justify his selection by Remi Garde by turning in a bright showing early on. Went close twice in the first 20 minutes but then vanished.

  • Maxime Gonalons
    23
    8
    0.00

    Maxime Gonalons

    Probably the revelation of the season with OL, and there was an awful lot of pressure on the young Frenchman to perform tonight. Produced a strong game, tracking the threat of Pastore well, though he became less of a force once the opening goal had been scored. Offered a threat in the Lyon box with his aerial power, glancing one effort just wide.

  • Jimmy Briand
    7
    16
    0.00

    Jimmy Briand Flop of the Match

    Chastised rather this season, it was another difficult evening for the ex-Rennes attacker, who never looked comfortable in possession. Gave the ball away cheaply on one occasion in the first half and should have conceded a penalty moments later when he clumsily fouled Pastore in the box. Can do much better.

  • Bafetimbi Gomis
    7
    12
    0.00

    Bafetimbi Gomis

    Passed up a golden opportunity to level the match when he headed wide from only six yards out. Offered a bustling presence in attack, but he received little of the ball. When it mattered, the former Saint-Etienne man fluffed his lines.

Substitutions

  • Ishak Belfodil
    7
    6
    0.00

    Ishak Belfodil

    Played the last half hour and was more involved that Lacazette.

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Striker
PSG
25 6
Vincent Aboubakar Vincent Aboubakar
Striker
FC Lorient
16 2
Edinson Cavani Edinson Cavani
Striker
PSG
15 2
Alexandre Lacazette Alexandre Lacazette
Striker
Lyon
15 0
André Pierre Gignac André Pierre Gignac
Striker
Marseille
14 1