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May 26, 2013 8:00 PM BST
Stade Yves Allainmat - Le Moustoir — Lorient
Referee:‬ B. Bastien‎
Attendance:‬ 16336‎
 
84′ (PG) Arnaud Le Lan
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Lorient 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain

Goal rates the performers on show as Carlo Ancelotti's side brought the curtain down on the Ligue 1 season with a comfortable 3-1 win over les Merlus

By Mohammed Ali

  • Fabien Audard
    1
    6
    1.50

    Fabien Audard

    A poor performance from the goalkeeper, who was unable to stop the flow of goals in the second half after a comfortable start earlier on. Questionable goalkeeping where all three strikes are concerned.

  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
    2
    3
    2.50

    Bruno Ecuele Manga

    The highly-rated defender suffered a long-term injury when the sides meet in Week 1 back in August, but he did well tonight, with all things considered. A towering presence at the back, he couldn’t maintain that level for the full 90 minutes unfortunately.

  • Arnaud Le Lan
    5
    1
    3.00

    Arnaud Le Lan

    A decent performance by the club captain, who marshaled his flank well. Capped off with a consolation penalty against Mamadou Sakho late on.

  • Wesley Lautoa
    1
    4
    2.00

    Wesley Lautoa

    The defender failed to replicate his initial performance, and was largely a spectator, easily beaten for pace. Poor in possession, he was bossed around by the opposition with ease.

  • Lamine Gassama
    1
    5
    2.00

    Lamine Gassama

    Out of position in most occasions, he was easily beaten by the strength of the Swede, and the pace of Gameiro. A disappointing performance from the defender.

  • Yann Jouffre
    4
    1
    3.00

    Yann Jouffre

    An efficient outing from the combative midfielder, who was solid on the ball and highlighted great vision in connecting the defence with the attack. Could only test the goalkeeper from shots in the distance, however.

  • Mario Lemina
    1
    2
    2.50

    Mario Lemina

    Suffered a collision with Ezequiel Lavezzi in the early stages of the game after a bright start, but that seemed to take it out of him. Erratic at best, he faltered as the game went on. Taken off at half-time.

  • Ludovic Giuly
    20
    2
    2.50

    Ludovic Giuly

    In his final game of a glittering career, Giuly put in an energetic performance. Tested Areola on occasions, and was unlucky to score when his rifled effort slammed into the side-netting. Departed for Quercia to a standing ovation.

  • Barthelme Maxime
    2
    3
    2.00

    Barthelme Maxime

    Initially one of the better Lorient players on the night, Barthelme proved to be a constant threat down the left-wing. Linked up well with Ludovic Giuly, but failed completely to replicate that in the second period, and was largely cast aside.

  • Fabien Robert
    5
    0
    3.50

    Fabien Robert

    A positive evening for Fabien Robert, who was at the centre of much of Lorient's attacking ventures. Denied twice by Areola, the second with a beautiful first-time effort. Taken off on the hour for Benjamin Corgnet.

  • Kevin Monnet-Paquet
    1
    3
    2.50

    Kevin Monnet-Paquet

    His bursts of pace and trickery brought another dimension to the Lorient attack, and was a source of creativity for the first half. Influence waned as the game progressed.

Substitutions

  • Benjamin Corgnet
    0
    3

    Benjamin Corgnet

    Replaced Fabien Robert on 60 minutes, but couldn’t stamp his authority on the game, during a period when PSG dominated.

  • Enzo Reale
    2
    3
    2.50

    Enzo Reale

    Came on for the injured Mario Lemina at the break, and did well to inject some steel to the Lorient midfield.

  • Julien Quercia
    3
    2
    2.00

    Julien Quercia

    Came on for the retiring Giuly, and was an instant presence up front. Won the penalty which was converted by Arnaud Le Lan.

  • Alphonse Areola
    18
    5
    2.50

    Alphonse Areola

    Making his first Ligue 1 start for the club, the 20-year-old enjoyed a decent performance with a couple of fine saves. Remains to be seen whether he’ll be given more chances next term, and was substituted early into the second half.

  • Siaka Tiéné
    16
    2
    3.00

    Siaka Tiéné

    The Ivorian international was again handed a rare start at left-back, and for all his efforts, he was kept busy by the likes of Maxime Barthelme and Kevin Monnet-Paquet but managed to stifle the attacking threat provided by the duo.

  • Zoumana Camara
    12
    5
    2.50

    Zoumana Camara

    A decent performance from the veteran centre-back, but largely saved by the competence of his partner this evening. Likely to stay at PSG next campaign, even if it is a bit-part role.

  • Sylvain Armand
    22
    1
    4.00

    Sylvain Armand

    Superb outing from the PSG captain, who for once, was deployed in his favoured centre-back role. Didn’t disappoint either, with numerous well-timed tackles in what, unfortunately, is expected to be his last game for the club.

  • Gregory van der Wiel
    12
    8
    2.50

    Gregory van der Wiel

    An efficient performance from the Dutchman, but this performance reflected largely, his first season in Ligue 1. Didn’t provide any attacking width, and preferred to stay at the back.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    13
    11
    2.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    A performance not like his usual self, Matuidi was largely error-prone and invisible, a stark contrast to the fantastic season he’s had for the capital club. Out of character, and out of form in this game.

  • Clément Chantôme
    9
    5
    2.50

    Clément Chantôme

    Chantome asserted his authority well over the midfield, linking well with his team-mates, and not afraid to get stuck in with a series of tackles. Sometimes a little wayward on the ball, but on the whole, a competent evening.

  • Marco Verratti
    44
    1
    3.50

    Marco Verratti

    Once again, Verratti highlighted his worth to the Ligue 1 champions with another masterful display in midfield. His passing range constantly bamboozled the hosts, with a highlight, a fabulous backheel towards Javier Pastore in the first half.

  • Javier Pastore
    12
    12
    2.00

    Javier Pastore

    Like Matuidi, the Argentine was distinctly lethargic in this encounter, and devoid of creativity. Unable to seek out chances, the few that he did create, were met with poor decision making and profligate finishing.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    83
    2
    3.50

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic

    The Sweden international shrugged off a turgid first half performance to ignite PSG’s revival in the second, with a well-taken goal – his 30th of the season, and the equaling of a 30-year-old league record. Provided an assist for Gameiro too.

  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    12
    11
    2.00

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    The Argentine only lasted 16 minutes on the field after an aerial collision with Mario Lemina. Substituted for Kevin Gameiro.

Substitutions

  • Ronan Le Crom
    16
    5
    1.50

    Ronan Le Crom

    Disappointing evening for the fourth-choice goalkeeper. On for Areola, and despite an initial fantastic save, he was sent off for a stupid challenge on Quercia, leaving PSG without a goalkeeper.

  • Mamadou Sakho
    29
    4
    1.50

    Mamadou Sakho

    The centre-back was thrown on as a result of Le Crom’s red card, and deputized as a goalkeeper, but unable to keep out Le Lan’s penalty in comical scenes.

  • Kevin Gameiro
    39
    5
    4.50

    Kevin Gameiro

    The star of the evening, Gameiro came off the bench early on for Lavezzi, and instantly made an impact with a superb performance. Likely to quit the Parc des Princes this summer, he bagged two goals – the second, a fine powerful volley, whilst also setting up Ibrahimovic with a beautiful assist.

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