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Match facts: PSG v Valencia

Published: Saturday 2 March 2013, 1.37CET
Match facts: PSG v Valencia
PSG's Christophe Jallet vies with Valencia midfielder Ricardo Costa during the first leg ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Saturday 2 March 2013, 1.37CET

Match facts: PSG v Valencia

PSG

UEFA Champions League statistics
• The Parisian club have conceded 49 UEFA Champions League goals, group stage to final.

• PSG have conceded four goals, the joint lowest total among the last 16 along with FC Porto and Juventus.

• All of PSG's 16 UEFA Champions League goals have come from inside the area.

• Zlatan Ibrahimović has set up five goals this season – including four on matchday four – the joint highest total along with Ángel Di María.

• Salvatore Sirigu, Maxwell and Blaise Matuidi have played every minute of PSG's campaign.

• Ibrahimović is suspended following his first-leg dismissal and Marco Verratti is also banned having collected his third yellow card of the season in Spain. Thiago Silva and Matuidi are within a booking of a ban.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In
David Beckham (free agent), Lucas (São Paulo FC), Siaka Tiéné

Out
Mathieu Bodmer (AS Saint-Étienne, loan), Mohamed Sissoko (ACF Fiorentina, loan), Guillaume Hoarau (Dalian Aerbin FC), Nenê (al-Gharafa SC), Péguy Luyindula (released)

• Still in the squad, Adrien Rabiot has gone out on loan to Toulouse FC.

Miscellaneous
• PSG suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at relegation-threatened Stade de Reims on Saturday, despite their hosts being reduced to ten on 59 minutes; five minutes later Grzegorz Krychowiak struck the only goal.

• PSG are ten games unbeaten at home, winning nine since a 2-1 defeat by Stade Rennais FC on 17 November.

• Thiago Silva (out since 11 January) and Thiago Motta (27 January) have been sidelined with thigh injuries.

• PSG claimed back-to-back 2-0 home wins against Olympique de Marseille last week, in Ligue 1 and then in the French Cup, booking a place in the last eight and a trip to Évian Thonon Gaillard FC on 16 April.

• Beckham became the 400th player to represent PSG on 24 February, coming on as a substitute and helping set up Ibrahimović's goal that sealed the league win against OM. He started the cup game three days later.

• Carlo Ancelotti's side's 13-game unbeaten run in all competitions, including 12 wins, ended on 17 February when they lost 3-2 at FC Sochaux-Montbéliard. Midfielder Kingsley Coman made his debut late on against Sochaux, becoming PSG's youngest ever top-flight player at 16 years and 249 days.

• Sirigu, rested for two cup games, went a club record 860 minutes without conceding between Jackson Martínez's consolation for Porto on 4 December and Wahbi Khazri's free-kick in the 3-1 victory over SC Bastia on 8 February.

• In November work started on refurbishing the Parc des Princes ahead of UEFA EURO 2016.

Valencia

UEFA Champions League statistics
• Valencia's next European Cup win will be their 50th; they have conceded 96 goals in the competition and scored 395 goals in UEFA competition overall.

• The first-leg defeat ended Valencia's nine-game unbeaten run at Mestalla in the UEFA Champions League, since a 1-0 loss to Manchester United FC on 29 September 2010. They have won just three of their last 12 on the road.

• Valencia enjoyed 61% possession in the first leg but had three fewer shots on target, seven to PSG's ten.

• Roberto Soldado's treble on matchday three made him only the 13th player to score more than one UEFA Champions League hat-trick, and the first Spaniard.

• Valencia have had 38 shots on goal and won 21 corners, both fewer than any other side still in the competition.

• Tino Costa has played every minute of Valencia's campaign.

• Antonio Barragán completed a two-game ban on matchday seven; he, Vicente Guaita and Tino Costa are within a booking of suspensions.

UEFA Champions League squad changes
In
Sergio Canales, Alex Quintanilla

Out
Carlos Delgado, Fernando Gago (CA Vélez Sársfield)

• Canales has recovered from a ligament problem picked up last April that kept him out of action until January.

Miscellaneous
• Valencia's record under Ernesto Valverde reads nine wins, four draws and four defeats in all competitions. That form has seen them rise from 12th in the Liga to fifth.

• Adil Rami has not featured since tearing his thigh in the 2-0 home win against RCD Mallorca on 17 February.

• Jérémy Mathieu made only his fourth appearance of the season – and first in four months – in the 2-2 draw at Real Zaragoza on 23 February. He has been hampered by a long-term Achilles problem, but also played 90 minutes on Saturday.

• Real Madrid CF won 5-0 at Mestalla on 20 January, consigning Valencia to their heaviest ever home Liga loss.

• Appointed last summer, Mauricio Pellegrino parted company with Valencia on 1 December with the club on 18 points after 14 Liga games – their worst start to a season since 1999/2000. First-team delegate Salvador González 'Voro' took charge of the team at LOSC Lille before Valverde took the reins until the end of the season.

• Valencia failed to win their opening seven games away from home in the Liga this season, the longest they have had to wait since a run of eight without a victory in the title-winning season of 2001/02.

• Éver Banega was ruled out from 19 February to 20 October after breaking his leg having left the handbrake off his car at a petrol station.

Last updated: 04/03/13 14.49CET

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