Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis - Piraeus 17/09/2013 - 20:45CET (21:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Olympiacos - Paris
1-4
 

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Motta double helps PSG prevail at Olympiacos

Published: Tuesday 17 September 2013, 22.00CET
Motta double helps PSG prevail at Olympiacos
PSG celebrate a goal at Olympiacos ©AFP

Thiago Motta scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain FC survived a scare to see off a determined Olympiacos FC thanks to a powerful second-half display in Piraeus.

Edinson Cavani gave Laurent Blanc's team the lead against the run of play with a simple tap-in but the hosts levelled courtesy of Vladimír Weiss, who jinked through the PSG defence for a fine solo equaliser in a breathless first half. The French side stepped up a gear after the interval, however, with Motta twice heading in left-wing corners from Ezequiel Lavezzi in a six-minute spell. The Ligue 1 champions could even afford a Zlatan Ibrahimović penalty miss, Marquinhos heading in a fourth in the closing stages.

Match in 5

  • PSG impress in second half to seal emphatic away win
  • Weiss hits woodwork twice for Olympiacos early on
  • Cavani grabs opener cancelled out by stunning Weiss solo effort
  • Two Motta headers give PSG 3-1 lead, Ibrahimović penalty saved
  • Marquinhos clinches points with debut goal

Reaction

We had the opportunities to score, we played well, but we paid dearly for the errors we committed which is usual at this level of competition.

Míchel, Olympiacos coach

Míchel, Olympiacos coach

It’s a very encouraging result ahead of our upcoming encounters. Especially to post such a scoreline away from home against Olympiacos.

Laurent Blanc, PSG coach

Laurent Blanc, PSG coach

 

Player rater

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Top Player

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Lineups

olympiacos

Olympiacos

psg

PSG

16Roberto (GK)30Sirigu (GK)
2Maniatis (C)2Thiago Silva (C)
5Paulo Machado5Marquinhos
Goal86
11Mitroglou8Thiago Motta
Goal68
Goal73
14Samaris9Cavani
Goal19
Substitution90
19David Fuster
Substitution74
10Ibrahimović
Penalty82
22Medjani14Matuidi
23Siovas17Maxwell
35Domínguez
Substitution60
23Van der Wiel
Yellow Card87
79Weiss
Goal25
Substitution84
24Verratti
Substitution79
88Bong
Yellow Card30
29Lucas
Substitution46

Substitutes

42Megyeri (GK)1Douchez (GK)
8N'Dinga6Camara
9Saviola
Substitution74
7Ménez
Substitution90
20Holebas21Digne
24Manolas22Lavezzi
Substitution46
26Campbell
Substitution60
25Rabiot
Substitution79
60Yatabaré
Substitution84
26Jallet

Coaches

Míchel (ESP) Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee

Felix Brych (GER)

Standings

Last updated: 18/09/2013 18:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Olympiacos
Paris

1

Goals scored

4

42

Possession (%)

58

12

Total attempts

12

5

on target

10

7

off target

2

0

blocked

1

2

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

6

4

Offsides

3

1

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

16

16

Fouls suffered

14

444

Passes

655

329

completed

533

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
  • Substitution
    90
    Ménez (in) - Cavani (out) (PSG)
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Van der Wiel (PSG) is shown a yellow card.
  • Goal
    86
    Marquinhos (PSG) scores!
    It is a debut goal for young defender Marquinhos who rises high in the area to head another corner past Roberto who is helpless to stop PSG extending their lead.
  • Substitution
    84
    Yatabaré (in) - Weiss (out) (Olympiacos)

See also

  • Olympiacos

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Anderlecht, 02 October 2013, 0-3
  • Paris

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Benfica, 02 October 2013, 3-0
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