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Group stage - Group A

PSG - Porto
2-1
 

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Lavezzi sinks Porto to put PSG top

Published: Tuesday 4 December 2012, 22.00CET
Lavezzi sinks Porto to put PSG top 
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Paris Saint-Germain FC clinched top spot in Group A after beating FC Porto in the French capital thanks to Ezequiel Lavezzi's second-half goal.

Both teams were already assured of their places in the last 16, but the French club now go into the draw as section winners after overtaking Vítor Pereira's men at the last. In an open encounter, Jackson Martínez cancelled out Thiago Silva's strike, yet the hosts upped the pace after the break and took the points through Lavezzi's 61st-minute goal.

Match in 5

  • Result means PSG top Group A
  • Porto fail to gain point needed to win section
  • Martínez cancelled out Thiago Silva's opener
  • Lavezzi hits winner in 61st minute
  • Both sides go into 20 December draw

Reaction

It gives us confidence to overcome a team like Porto. We won and we finished first in our group. We are very happy tonight. We will enjoy it.

Blaise Matuidi, PSG midfielder

Blaise Matuidi, PSG midfielder

We expected to finish in first place, but it was not possible. The players worked hard but we must correct our mistakes and move on.

Vítor Pereira, Porto coach

Vítor Pereira, Porto coach

 

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Standings

Last updated: 05/12/2012 08:01 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

PSG
Porto

2

Goals scored

1

52

Possession (%)

48

18

Total attempts

11

11

Attempts on target

7

7

Attempts off target

4

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

13

Corners

2

4

Offsides

3

3

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

0

20

Fouls committed

20

20

Fouls suffered

20

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    PSG top group A from Porto, thanks to Ezequiel Lavezzi's second-half strike. Jackson Martínez had cancelled out Thiago Silva's header before the break, but the Argentinian struck with half an hour remaining to seal three points for Carlo Ancelotti's men and top spot.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Mangala (Porto) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Alex (PSG) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    Danilo (Porto) is cautioned by the referee.
  • Substitution
    88
    Nenê (in) - Pastore (out) (PSG)

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