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May 18, 2013 8:00 PM BST
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ R. Buquet‎
Attendance:‬ 44983‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Brest

Goal takes a closer look at the men involved in PSG's last home game of the season, with David Beckham taking all the focus as he wore the captain's armband

By Daniel Edwards

  • Salvatore Sirigu
    53
    2
    3.50

    Salvatore Sirigu

    The goalkeeper was tested on a number of occasions from outside the penalty area, and responded magnificently with some top-drawer stops.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    51
    4
    4.00

    Mamadou Sakho

    Along with the rest of the PSG backline, had precious little to do as Brest rarely broke into the area. Kept things tight and never looked troubled.

  • Siaka Tiéné
    30
    6
    3.00

    Siaka Tiéné

    Played in his first game of the season to earn a Ligue 1 winners' medal, and enjoyed a straightforward stint down the flank.

  • Zoumana Camara
    39
    4
    3.50

    Zoumana Camara

    A quiet evening for the central defender, dealt well with any threat to the PSG area and did not put a foot out of place.

  • Christophe Jallet
    39
    3
    3.50

    Christophe Jallet

    Always a danger on the right flank, surging forward and causing problems for Brest. Played an important role in the opener.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    54
    6
    3.50

    Blaise Matuidi

    Only the midfielder will know how he somehow stretched to volley home Beckham's cross and put his side 2-0 ahead. Impressive finish.

  • Clément Chantôme
    27
    7
    3.00

    Clément Chantôme

    Had drifted out to the right in the build-up to the opening goal, and his simple pass was more than effective as Zlatan did the rest. A solid match.

  • Javier Pastore
    51
    6
    3.00

    Javier Pastore

    Sporting a rather fetching blue, white and red beard, the Argentine was the most advanced of PSG's midfield and constantly caused problems with his incursions into the Brest defence.

  • David Beckham
    506
    18
    3.50

    David Beckham

    In his last game in front of the PSG faithful, was content to sit back and fire some excellent long passes across the field. His corner set up the second. Departed the pitch in tears as players and fans alike stood to applaud him.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    205
    10
    4.00

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    If this was always Beckham's day, the Swede went pretty close to stealing the show. Scored two magnificent first-half goals to prove his class and break his own league scoring record with 29.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    24
    25
    2.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    A relatively quiet game from the France international, he went close in the second half with a diving header that just failed to sneak in.

Substitutions

  • Alphonse Areola
    30
    7
    4.00

    Alphonse Areola

    Came on as a sub to win a Ligue 1 medal, and saw a late consolation go past him.

  • Lucas
    67
    10
    3.00

    Lucas

    Came on at the break and worked hard throughout, going close to scoring on one occasion.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    44
    15
    2.50

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Entered late on for Beckham to give the captain a deserved ovation.

  • Alexis Thebaux
    4
    6
    2.00

    Alexis Thebaux

    Endured a nightmare first half, watching three goals fly past him. Zlatan's pair were unstoppable, but the keeper was caught out badly for Matuid's finish from the corner.

  • Timothee Dieng
    4
    6
    2.00

    Timothee Dieng

    Completely outmatched by the dazzling attacking talent in blue, saw himself overrun at the back and was later withdrawn.

  • Tripy Makonda
    5
    6
    2.00

    Tripy Makonda

    Out of all the Brest defence, he coped best with PSG's incessant incursions. Helped to keep Gameiro relatively muted out on the left.

  • Bruno Grougi
    4
    6
    2.50

    Bruno Grougi

    Was almost humiliated in the opening moments when Zlatan ghosted past him on the way to his first goal. Struggled throughout with the Swede.

  • Richard Soumah
    3
    5
    2.50

    Richard Soumah

    Did not fare well against the surging runs of Jallet as the full-back marched forward. Was badly exposed for the opening goal.

  • Adama Ba
    3
    4
    3.00

    Adama Ba

    Forced the best save of the evening out of Sirigu, a stinging effort that was tipped wide by the keeper. Faded out afterwards.

  • Florian Raspentino
    4
    5
    3.00

    Florian Raspentino

    One of the brightest players for Brest, broke with pace and precision and also made a handful of interceptions.

  • Benoît Lesoimier
    4
    5
    2.50

    Benoît Lesoimier

    Had no answer in the middle for the hosts' fluent, direct play through the area, but never stopped harrying to try to get his team back into the game.

  • Kamel Chafni
    15
    2
    3.50

    Kamel Chafni

    Was one of Brest's most dangerous players during the first half, going close with two fantastically hit long-range efforts.

  • Abdoulwahid Sissoko
    7
    5
    2.00

    Abdoulwahid Sissoko

    Moved well with the ball at his feet out wide, but was starved of regular possession and was a spectator for long periods.

  • Mario Licka
    4
    4
    3.00

    Mario Licka

    Combined well on a couple of opportunities with Chafni and Ba, but his contribution was too sporadic to inspire a comeback.

Substitutions

  • Brendan Chardonnet
    3
    3
    2.50

    Brendan Chardonnet

    Entered in the second half and contributed to a far superior defensive effort.

  • Abel Khaled
    3
    3

    Abel Khaled

    Gave Brest more attacking verve in the final minutes after coming off the bench.

  • Charlison Benschop
    10
    3
    3.00

    Charlison Benschop

    Got his side on the scoresheet with a late consolation.

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