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August 26, 2012 8:00 PM BST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ A. Gautier‎
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Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 0-0 Girondins de Bordeaux

After another frustrating night for PSG ended in a scoreless draw, Goal.com rates all the actors involved as Carlo Ancelotti's men failed to pick up their first win of the season

By Robin Bairner

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    13
    3
    2.50

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Aside from a couple of entirely routine long-range shots to save, the goalkeeper was untroubled all evening.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    43
    5
    3.50

    Mamadou Sakho Top of the Match

    More like the Sakho of a year ago, he was a rock at the centre of the PSG defence. A thoroughly uncompromising performance from the young centre-back, who attacked every loose ball positively.

  • Alex
    13
    6
    3.00

    Alex

    Produced a strong game in the heart of the PSG defence, showing excellent determination and not allowing any loose balls to break in Bordeaux’s favour.

  • Maxwell
    7
    10
    2.00

    Maxwell

    PSG needed greater width to their play, and they would have got that had the left-back played further forward. Although he did not make any errors, it was too conservative a performance from the former Barcelona man.

  • Christophe Jallet
    7
    4
    2.50

    Christophe Jallet

    Looked to push on regularly from his right-back slot, offering an extra outlet to the attacking players and creating space while he did so.

  • Nenê
    27
    3
    3.50

    Nenê

    The Brazilian continues to provide an inspiration for PSG, but the most surprising aspect of this performance was his work rate. Did his defensive chores well, while offering a good option down the left.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    8
    4
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Deployed to provide energy in the midfield, where he broke up play time and again, which saw him earn a booking for his troubles. A tidy performance.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    9
    6
    2.50

    Adrien Rabiot

    A shock starter for Carlo Ancelotti’s squad, the youth team product showed a cool head in the centre of the midfield and the 17-year-old transferred the potential he showed in pre-season into the competitive arena.

  • Javier Pastore
    10
    14
    2.50

    Javier Pastore

    Offered moments of true genius for the hosts, but was erratic at times and needed to work harder to get into more effective positions. This was a match of unrealised potential for the playmaker.

  • Thiago Motta
    8
    16
    2.00

    Thiago Motta Flop of the Match

    Looked like a player coming back from injury, as his passing was far slacker than his usual high standard. Did break up play cleverly, taking up good positions to intercept passes and destroy attacks but tired badly towards the end.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    29
    17
    2.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    Back in the starting XI after missing last weekend’s draw against Ajaccio and straight back in the groove, proving to be PSG’s most dangerous player. The invention he showed around the penalty box was unparalleled, although this was an evening on which nothing came off for him.

Substitutions

  • Sylvain Armand
    4
    3
    2.00

    Sylvain Armand

    At least showed willingness to attack after coming on for Maxwell.

  • Jérémy Menez
    13
    6
    2.50

    Jérémy Menez

    Provided moments of flair and individual excellence that threatened to unlock the Bordeaux back four.

  • Marco Verratti
    25
    5
    3.00

    Marco Verratti

    Showed a range of passing and perhaps should have been introduced earlier.

  • Cédric Carrasso
    7
    1
    3.00

    Cédric Carrasso

    Produced an excellent save in the first-half to deny Pastore, but the goalkeeper had a surprisingly quiet night otherwise. He remains unbeaten in 11 career games against PSG.

  • Michael Ciani
    9
    1
    3.00

    Michael Ciani

    Kept tight to Ibrahimovic and read the game well, showing the form that earned him a France call.

  • Henrique
    6
    1
    3.00

    Henrique

    Made his presence felt early on with a crunching challenge on Ibrahimovic, but he was too keen to be physical and gave away free kicks in dangerous areas. Was strong generally in open play, though.

  • Ludovic Sané
    4
    1
    2.00

    Ludovic Sané

    Has been used as a holding midfielder this season, but operated in the heart of the defence and played well despite operating out of position.

  • Florian Marange
    5
    1
    3.00

    Florian Marange

    Making his first start of the season to give Benoit Tremoulinas a break down the left, he was not nearly as adventurous as his colleague, but he was solid defensively.

  • Mariano
    7
    1
    3.00

    Mariano

    Got forward very well down the Bordeaux right, but the Brazilian’s final cross often left much to be desired, though he was given little to hit by his forward players. Was steady in defence.

  • Ludovic Obraniak
    13
    1
    3.00

    Ludovic Obraniak

    The key offensive player in the Bordeaux side, the Poland midfielder was unable to have much of a positive influence on the game during the first half. Dictated Bordeaux’s attacks after the break, with one excellent pass to Mariano unlocking the PSG defence.

  • Landry N'Guemo
    5
    1
    2.00

    Landry N'Guemo

    A tenacious presence in the heart of the midfield, where he worked hard and took up some intelligent positions. Risked being caught in possession at times.

  • Jussiê
    5
    2
    2.00

    Jussiê

    The dynamic Brazilian made his first start of the season following injury problems and though he enjoyed moments of promise, there can be little doubt he was below his usual level.

  • Cheick Tidiane Diabaté
    7
    2
    3.00

    Cheick Tidiane Diabaté

    Preferred to Yoan Gouffran in attack, the striker was dominated in the first half but provided an excellent platform for Bordeaux to launch attacks after the break. Received a big head knock in the first period.

  • Henri Saivet
    4
    3
    2.50

    Henri Saivet

    A largely ghostly presence in the Bordeaux side initially, he popped up on occasions to strike long-range shots that at least ensured that Salvatore Sirigu was awake. Was livelier after the break, making some dangerous surges forward.

Substitutions

  • Jaroslav Plasil
    4
    2
    2.50

    Jaroslav Plasil

    Added poise to the midfield late on.

  • Nicolas Maurice-Belay
    4
    1
    2.50

    Nicolas Maurice-Belay

    Came off the bench and worked very hard.

  • Gregory Sertic
    5
    1
    2.50

    Gregory Sertic

    Was a positive influence during his short spell of the field and took up some dangerous positions.

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