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November 27, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
Stade Vélodrome — Marseille
Referee:‬ L. Jaffredo‎
Attendance:‬ 41512‎
 
9′ Loïc Remy
 
 
84′ André Ayew
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Olympique de Marseille 3-0 Paris Saint-Germain

OM strode impressively past PSG at Stade Velodrome, and Goal.com was on hand to rate all those involved in the dramatic encounter

By Robin Bairner

  • Steve Mandanda
    15
    1
    0.00

    Steve Mandanda

    Marseille’s captain was in inspirational form against Olympiakos, but he was wholly untroubled by a PSG attack that was completely impotent. Literally didn’t have a shot to save.

  • Jérémy Morel
    9
    1
    0.00

    Jérémy Morel

    Missed out in midweek due to a slight knock, the left-back was in strong form on his return to the team. When he pushed forward, he did so intelligently, and at the back he was more solid and reliable than he has been in recent times.

  • Nicolas Nkoulou
    14
    1
    0.00

    Nicolas Nkoulou

    Marseille’s outstanding defender this season, the youngster was not out of his depth in this company, learning from the mistakes he made in midweek. Posed a threat in the opposing box, intercepting a Menez pass to worry the visiting side.

  • Souleymane Diawara
    14
    2
    0.00

    Souleymane Diawara

    A robust performance from the central defender, who gave a solid showing, even if he wasn’t particularly tested in any capacity. Nearly got on the scoresheet with a header when the match was already sewn up and then slammed the door on Erding when the Turk appeared to be clean through.

  • x
    42
    4
    0.00

    x

    Dropped for the midweek Champions League meeting against Olympiakos, the Spaniard was clearly keen to make amends and was the source of the opening goal with a fine cross. Built on that with several fine raids down his flank, and looked steady defensively throughout.

  • André Ayew
    45
    3
    0.00

    André Ayew

    Not his finest performance, but his attitude was never in question. Willingly tracked back to protect his defence and was thoroughly tenacious in all his work. His industry was rewarded with a late headed goal that took a deflection en route to the net.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    17
    1
    0.00

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Back in the starting XI for the first time after a broken metatarsal sustained in August, and it didn’t take him long to make his presence felt, having been booked after just 13 minutes. Disciplined thereafter, and managed a good hour before being withdrawn.

  • Lucho González
    24
    3
    0.00

    Lucho González

    Something of a surprise selection given his recent form, there were signs that the old Lucho was finally back. Played some classy passes around the box and looked far more commanding and confident in possession than he has been in recent times. Taken off as OM moved to shore up their side.

  • Alou Diarra
    13
    2
    0.00

    Alou Diarra

    Gave the ball away on one notable occasion in his own box, but gave a solid performance for his side in the heart of the midfield. Held his position impressively and protected his back four in an impressive fashion.

  • Morgan Amalfitano
    21
    2
    0.00

    Morgan Amalfitano

    Played out on the right wing, where he is not necessarily at his most effective, but went about his business in an efficient manner. Struck the killer second goal with a lethal shot from the edge of the box and then helped to ice the cake with the assist for the third.

  • Loïc Remy
    23
    1
    0.00

    Loïc Remy

    Opened the scoring with a terrific header with what was OM’s first meaningful attack of the game. Tried gamely to battle through a heel injury sustained midway through the first half, but had to be withdrawn on the half hour mark.

Substitutions

  • Benoît Cheyrou
    5
    2
    0.00

    Benoît Cheyrou

    Came on with around 25 minutes to go as Marseille sought to close the game up. Did his job effectively.

  • Charles Kaboré
    4
    3
    0.00

    Charles Kaboré

    Given the closing stages as Mbia rested.

  • Jordan Ayew
    31
    1
    0.00

    Jordan Ayew

    Came into the game earlier than he would have expected and produced a strong performance offensively. Showed plenty of power and technique, and he grabbed the assist to Amalfitano’s strike.

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    6
    6
    0.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Not a busy evening for the Italian shot-stopper, but he was still forced to pick the ball out of his net three times. In truth, he had little chance with either of OM’s goals.

  • Sylvain Armand
    1
    6
    0.00

    Sylvain Armand

    Playing left-back in the absence of the injured Siaka Tiene, he coped with the threat of Morgan Amalfitano reasonably well, though much of Marseille’s play was targeted in other directions. As a result, he was given some freedom to push forward, but when given a chance to shoot from distance he went high. Booked for a crunching challenge on Andre Ayew.

  • Diego Lugano
    6
    11
    0.00

    Diego Lugano

    Hasn’t been in favour of late, but was given a vote of confidence by Kombouare, who elected to start with the Uruguayan. Again there were great signs of rustiness in his game, with Remy running off him to open the scoring and then failed to close down Amalfitano for the second. Clumsy with some of his tackling.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    7
    5
    0.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Showed plenty of passion, but at times he failed to lead the defence in the manner that is accustomed of him. Wasn’t directly at fault for any of PSG’s most menacing attacks, but didn’t command his rearguard.

  • Christophe Jallet
    1
    6
    0.00

    Christophe Jallet

    Linked with a potential move away from the club in the January window, the former Lorient full-back did little to enhance his position in the capital. He was careless in possession on a regular basis, and when forced to defend he failed to inspire confidence.

  • Nenê
    6
    5
    0.00

    Nenê

    The most in-form of the PSG front four, he was well subdued by the OM defence. Was rarely given any service, but when in possession the Brazilian seemed likely to pose a threat; sadly for les Parisiens, this didn’t happen regularly around the box.

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    3
    6
    0.00

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Known for his destructive attributes, the midfielder went closest for PSG in the first half, sending a fine low drive against the base of the post. Wasn’t effective enough in a defensive capacity, as the home side won the midfield battle.

  • Javier Pastore
    17
    41
    0.00

    Javier Pastore Flop of the Match

    Off colour in recent weeks, the Argentine continues to look a shadow of the player he was in the early weeks of the campaign. Regularly bullied out of possession, much of the sharpness that previously characterised his game has gone. Withdrawn before an hour had been played.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    5
    7
    0.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Gifted possession away crucially in the lead up to Paris Saint-Germain’s goal, though he won’t have thanked Mamadou Sakho for the pass that played him into trouble. Not a performance that the former Saint-Etienne man will remember as he was outshone by Diarra, who is his rival for a spot in the France team. Didn’t break up enough play.

  • Jérémy Menez
    7
    8
    0.00

    Jérémy Menez

    Sporting a new haircut, the right-winger was back in the side after missing out last weekend due to suspension, and showed plenty of appetite to get into the game in an offensive sense. Capable of moments of brilliance, he was well contained, and when asked to track back he was not always hasty.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    6
    12
    0.00

    Kevin Gameiro

    Looked to get in behind the Marseille defence on a regular basis, but PSG were unable to give him any meaningful service. When he was forced to drop deep, some of his link play was disappointing. Frustrated to have been substituted with an hour played, kicking out at a water bottle.

Substitutions

  • Ceará
    3
    3
    0.00

    Ceará

    The ball deflected off him as OM notched their third; his only real involvement in this match.

  • Mathieu Bodmer
    2
    3
    0.00

    Mathieu Bodmer

    Brought on with 30 minutes to go, but unable to transform the game.

  • Mevlut Erding
    2
    3
    0.00

    Mevlut Erding

    Worked hard but didn't have a chance in front of goal during his half hour stint.

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