Goal.com - Home

thumbnail Hello,
 
Played
February 8, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ O. Thual‎
Attendance:‬ 44619‎
 
Wahbi Khazri 83′
71′ (PG) Zlatan Ibrahimovic
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 SC Bastia

Goal.com rates the performers on show as Carlo Ancelotti's side opened up a six-point lead at the top of the table courtesy of a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes.

By Mohammed Ali

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    36
    9
    3.00

    Salvatore Sirigu

    Typically untested severely at the back, the Italy international remained vigilant and did his duties well before being controversially beaten by Khazri’s wonderful free-kick.

  • Alex
    36
    5
    3.00

    Alex

    The Brazilian centre-back returned from injury to feature and nevertheless proved to be stringent at the back after initially looking rusty. Will be a welcome addition ahead of the CL fixtures.

  • Maxwell
    39
    3
    3.50

    Maxwell

    Did well offensively and limited Bastia on his flank. Though slightly more defensive minded than he’s used to, the Brazilian enjoyed a decent run out as he completed his duties well. Threatening when more advanced.

  • Sylvain Armand
    27
    4
    3.00

    Sylvain Armand

    The veteran once again did well after deputising for Thiago Silva. Not faced with particularly much, his tackles and clearances were a highlight.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    32
    10
    3.00

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Not difficult to see why Ancelotti prefers Christophe Jallet at the back, but nevertheless a rather average evening from the Dutchman, in his first league start since November. Was posed a few problems by Thauvin. Rather mute during the second period too.

  • Jérémy Menez
    64
    9
    4.00

    Jérémy Menez Top of the Match

    Whereas his pace and trickery dominated the visitors early on, Menez was initially again lacking in the end product before rising to feature prominently. Linked well with Gameiro, who hit the post, and then Pastore who supplied his goal just after the break. Well-taken finish before almost hitting a spectacular second. A great game from him.

  • Clément Chantôme
    29
    4
    3.00

    Clément Chantôme

    In the line-up in place of the rested Blaise Matuidi, Chantome showed glimpses of why he should be in the first team more often. Great combination with Verratti, though sometimes erratic.

  • Marco Verratti
    62
    9
    3.00

    Marco Verratti

    His passing range benefited the league leaders once more, being the driving force in the midfield, constantly setting up his team-mates. Fared well shielding the defence too. A good evening for the young Italian.

  • Javier Pastore
    43
    15
    3.00

    Javier Pastore

    Enjoyed an unassuming first half, letting the other attacking trio to take the mantle. The Argentine contributed sufficiently, before upping the ante in the second half – where he picked up an assist.

  • Lucas
    74
    12
    3.50

    Lucas

    The Brazilian shined on home ground again, but his finishing left a lot to be desired. Slipped up at a free-kick before scuffing a golden opportunity wide, it soured what otherwise was a productive evening.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    31
    11
    3.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    The striker was named in place of Ibrahimovic, and featured well, creating many a chance. Thwarted by Landreau before also hitting the post, the former Lorient star can take heart from his performance. Subbed for Ibrahimovic.

Substitutions

  • Blaise Matuidi
    25
    6

    Blaise Matuidi

    Came on with 20 minutes to go, and managed an efficient cameo in midfield

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    114
    8

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The Swede’s introduction midway through the second half saw him terrorise the Bastia defence, toying with Harek in particular, before tucking away his 21st league goal from the spot soon after.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    66
    4
    3.00

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Came on for Lucas with 15 minutes to go and still managed to etch his name onto the scoresheet with a fine header.

  • Mickaël Landreau
    5
    6
    2.50

    Mickaël Landreau

    The former Lille custodian did well for almost an hour thanks mainly in part to his rearguard. Turned away a Gameiro backheel brilliantly before being finally beaten by Menez, Lavezzi and Ibrahimovic.

  • Sylvain Marchal
    1
    4
    2.50

    Sylvain Marchal

    The defender enjoyed a prudent first half, calmly dealing with anything that PSG threw at him. Thwarted both Lucas and notably Maxwell before fading towards the end.

  • Julien Palmieri
    3
    1
    3.50

    Julien Palmieri

    Apart from a rather unnecessary tackle on Moura which led to a penalty, Palmieri was a driving force for his side, constantly picking out team-mates and pushing them forward. Held his own in the middle.

  • Harek Féthi
    2
    2
    2.00

    Harek Féthi

    The full-back, along with Palmieri was noticeably unconvincing. Had a few troubles in limiting a rampant PSG side before fading away further after Ibrahimovic’s inclusion.

  • Gilles Cioni
    2
    2
    2.50

    Gilles Cioni

    Like his defensive partners, Cioni failed to shine despite a promising opening. Did well to try and thwart Gameiro but couldn’t sustain his performance.

  • Julien Sablé
    1
    3
    2.50

    Julien Sablé

    The 32-year-old midfielder was rather limited in his approach play, and became overawed by the pace and power afforded by the visitors. Substituted.

  • Claudio Beauvue
    2
    2
    2.50

    Claudio Beauvue

    The attacking midfielder endured a poor evening compared to his recent exploits in the league. Failed to seriously cause problems for PSG.

  • Florian Thauvin
    11
    2
    3.50

    Florian Thauvin

    The Lille bound star was the visitors’ best player before Khazri’s introduction towards the end. Constantly ran at the hosts and instigated chances for his side.

  • Sambou Yatabare
    3
    5
    2.00

    Sambou Yatabare Flop of the Match

    Back from the Africa Cup of Nations, the energetic midfielder asserted control of the midfield, but continued to constantly toe the line with the referee. Substituted for Khazri.

  • Jérôme Rothen
    11
    1
    3.50

    Jérôme Rothen

    The former PSG star was one of his side’s better players this evening. Led his team confidently during the first 45, fairing well in a packed midfield in a performance which belies his advancing years.

  • Ilan
    3
    3
    2.50

    Ilan

    The Brazilian was typically isolated and well-marshaled by a Parisian outfit who had not conceded a league goal since December. Failed to find fluency with his team-mates.

Substitutions

  • Jacques Faty
    3
    2

    Jacques Faty

    Replaced Sable early into the second half, and failed to impact himself on the game.

  • Wahbi Khazri
    12
    1
    3.50

    Wahbi Khazri

    His brief few minutes almost handed Bastia a shock draw. Well regarded as the playmaker of this side, Khazri broke Sirigu’s record with a fine free-kick from 40 yards before being thwarted seconds later. Nevertheless, a terrific appearance off the bench.

  • Anthony Modeste
    4
    3
    3.00

    Anthony Modeste

    Briefly managed well after being thrown on except a few heated moments following a lunge on Sirigu.

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