Parc des Princes - Paris 06/03/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

PSG - Valencia
1-1
Aggregate: 3-2
 

PSG - Valencia 1-1 - 06/03/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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PSG survive stern Valencia examination

Published: Wednesday 6 March 2013, 22.00CET
PSG survive stern Valencia examination 
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Paris Saint-Germain FC reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 1994/95 after edging past Valencia CF on an anxious night in the French capital.

With a 2-1 first-leg advantage, the Ligue 1 pacesetters turned in a more cautious performance in front of their own fans, an approach that looked like backfiring when Jonas rifled the visitors into the lead shortly after the interval.

Match in 5

  • Hosts reach quarter-finals for first time in 18 years
  • Lavezzi goal secures 3-2 aggregate win
  • Jonas gives Valencia lead with stunning strike
  • Carlo Ancelotti's side survive late pressure
  • PSG unbeaten in 23 home matches in Europe

Reaction

It's a very important result for the club. It will be very difficult to win [the UEFA Champions League]. Our aim is to do our best.

Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach

Carlo Ancelotti, PSG coach

We controlled the game but should have been more efficient in the final third. Credit to PSG, they are a great team.

Aly Cissokho, Valencia defender

Aly Cissokho, Valencia defender

 

Player rater

Lavezzi

Top Player

PSG 

Standings

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

PSG
Valencia

1

Goals scored

1

41

Possession (%)

59

8

Total attempts

8

7

Attempts on target

4

1

Attempts off target

4

4

Attempts blocked

1

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

4

Corners

13

3

Offsides

1

1

Yellow cards

5

0

Red Cards

0

11

Fouls committed

19

18

Fouls suffered

11

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Milorad Mažić brings an end to a tightly-contested affair in Paris. Ezequiel Lavezzi's 66th-minute strike, coupled with two away goals scored at Mestalla in the first leg, earns PSG a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Valencia put in a spirited second-half performance at the Parc des Princes but must now concentrate on domestic matters.
  • Yellow Card
    90+2
    Éver Banega (Valencia) is booked.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Parejo (Valencia) is booked.
  • Substitution
    83
    Sakho (in) - Lucas (out) (PSG)
    Carlo Ancelotti makes his final change, reinforcing his defence with the introduction of Mamadou Sakho.
  • Yellow Card
    80
    Soldado (Valencia) is booked.

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