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October 31, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
Parc des Princes — Paris
Referee:‬ A. Gautier‎
Attendance:‬ 43753‎
 
29′ (PG) Thiago Silva
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Olympique de Marseille

Goal.com was on hand to judge the performance of all the players at Parc des Princes, where OM's three-year reign with the Coupe de la Ligue was ended

By Robin Bairner

  • Nicolas Douchez
    17
    2
    3.00

    Nicolas Douchez

    Made his first start of the season in goal but did not have a great deal to do other than cover shots that flirted with the target. Dealt with crossed balls well and looked confident for a player who has seen so little first-team football in 18 months.

  • Christophe Jallet
    15
    2
    2.50

    Christophe Jallet

    Raided forward down the right well, but the France international defender was stretched by Andre Ayew at the other end of the field.

  • Maxwell
    19
    5
    3.00

    Maxwell

    Back in the starting XI after being rested at the weekend, and once again performed a steady job for his side. Continues to defend cleverly while attacking sensibly.

  • Thiago Silva
    61
    3
    3.50

    Thiago Silva

    Scored his second goal for the club as he opened the scoring from the penalty spot and was once again magisterial in the heart of the defence. Makes the art of defending look incredibly easy.

  • Zoumana Camara
    11
    5
    3.00

    Zoumana Camara

    The surprise inclusion in the PSG starting XI, the centre-back enjoyed a steady game in the middle of les Parisiens’ defence. Nothing got in behind the central defender, who had a strong game.

  • Blaise Matuidi
    14
    5
    3.00

    Blaise Matuidi

    Another incredibly energetic performance from the midfielder, who pushed forward on a regular basis to support the attacking players but struggled to find his technique when in such areas. Defended with gusto, as always, making a lung-bursting run to make a key interception towards full-time.

  • Jérémy Menez
    40
    2
    3.50

    Jérémy Menez Top of the Match

    Whenever the former Sochaux youth was in possession, there was a wave of anticipation around the crowd, and he ultimately finished the game off with an emphatic finish for the second goal. He can be a frustrating figure at times and not everything he tried worked, but he always needed closely policed.

  • Javier Pastore
    37
    3
    3.50

    Javier Pastore

    Went forward with the ball purposefully on a regular basis, with the highlight being a surging second-half run that took him past Nkoulou before he powered a shot over. Was a little profligate in good positions, but a strong showing overall.

  • Mathieu Bodmer
    12
    4
    2.50

    Mathieu Bodmer

    Missed a glaring chance in the first half when he shot high from only five yards out. Gave a steady account of himself in the middle of the field, as he used possession sensibly instead of spectacularly.

  • Mohamed Lamine Sissoko
    16
    6
    2.50

    Mohamed Lamine Sissoko

    Of the PSG central players, it was the former Liverpool and Juventus man who was given the most obviously defensive role. There were times he struggled to contain Valbuena, but he had a good game overall. Replaced by Rabiot with an hour played.

  • Guillaume Hoarau
    15
    5
    3.00

    Guillaume Hoarau

    Came into the squad as Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given a chance to rest and did his job as he drew the foul that led to the hosts grabbing the lead. Headed over midway through the second half and had a quiet match overall.

Substitutions

  • Siaka Tiéné
    8
    4

    Siaka Tiéné

    Came on for a rare cameo late on.

  • Adrien Rabiot
    11
    1
    3.00

    Adrien Rabiot

    Played 30 minutes. Delicious left-footed delivery nearly provided a goal for Hoarau, who headed narrowly over, and then flashed an effort of his own wide.

  • Péguy Luyindula
    7
    3

    Péguy Luyindula

    Given the last few minutes.

  • Steve Mandanda
    4
    5
    2.50

    Steve Mandanda

    Did not really have a great deal to do aside from pick the ball out of his net from two unstoppable efforts.

  • Jérémy Morel
    7
    2
    3.00

    Jérémy Morel

    Given his struggles in recent weeks, it was rather surprising that PSG did not target the left-back more regularly as he was able to go through the game relatively unchallenged. Delivered a couple of wicked crosses into the box.

  • Kassim Abdallah
    4
    2
    2.50

    Kassim Abdallah

    One of the Marseille players most lacking in top-level experience, and when PSG elected to run at the former Sedan defender, he certainly struggled to contain them. Allowed Menez to get away for the second goal but showed good athleticism to deny the same player on 68 minutes.

  • N. N'Koulou
    7
    4
    2.50

    N. N'Koulou

    A difficult evening for the youngster, who saw his central defensive colleague dismissed relatively early in the game. Did not look his usual composed self with Pastore getting the better of him in the second period.

  • Rod Fanni
    2
    9
    1.50

    Rod Fanni Flop of the Match

    Lasted less than half an hour before being dismissed for a last-man tug on Hoarau. The striker might have gone down easily, but it was an error from the defender that allowed him in initially.

  • Benoît Cheyrou
    5
    1
    3.00

    Benoît Cheyrou

    Walked a disciplinary tightrope after getting booked only three minutes into the game for an over-zealous foul on Chalme. Although this negatively affected his defensive performance, he still pushed on an offered the occasional threat with a long-range shot, drawing a save from Douchez just before the break.

  • Charles Kaboré
    2
    6
    2.50

    Charles Kaboré

    Shifted into a central defensive position after Fanni’s dismissal, and this was a role in which he never looked entirely comfortable. A miskick soon after being shifted into that role did not aid his nerves.

  • Morgan Amalfitano
    5
    4
    2.50

    Morgan Amalfitano

    Offered a reasonable outlet on the right for Marseille, but his lack of pace prevented him from getting in behind PSG, which is what the visitors needed on the break.

  • Mathieu Valbuena
    7
    1
    2.50

    Mathieu Valbuena

    Once again Marseille’s spark. He showed his threat in the first half when he bent a terrific effort wide from just outside the box. Was a tough man to pin down, even when OM were reduced to 10.

  • André Ayew
    7
    5
    2.50

    André Ayew

    Lively down the left side of Marseille’s attack, the Ghana international threatened with his pace and directness. Went off after an hour to immense jeers from the home crowd.

  • Loïc Remy
    7
    6
    2.00

    Loïc Remy

    Was contained impressively by Thiago Silva and looked a shadow of the threat that was so exciting in front of goal for long periods of last term. Still struggling to find his sharpest level, and against the world’s best centre-back that was abundantly clear.

Substitutions

  • Florian Raspentino
    2
    2

    Florian Raspentino

    Came on too late to make an impact.

  • Rafidine Abdullah
    7
    2

    Rafidine Abdullah

    Was given a few minutes towards the end.

  • Jordan Ayew
    6
    6
    2.50

    Jordan Ayew

    Offered energy from the bench, but little more during his substitute appearance.

Results
 
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Striker
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3 0
J.Kahne Tehoue J.Kahne Tehoue
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3 0
Ghislain Gimbert Ghislain Gimbert
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3 0