Parc des Princes - Paris 02/10/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Paris - Benfica
3-0
 

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Ibrahimović imperious as PSG sink Benfica

Published: Wednesday 2 October 2013, 22.00CET
Ibrahimović imperious as PSG sink Benfica 
Ibrahimović joy at 'confident' PSG ©Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain FC took control at the top of Group C with a scintillating first-half display that swept aside SL Benfica 3-0, Zlatan Ibrahimović registering twice at the Parc des Princes.

PSG coach Laurent Blanc could hardly have asked for a more emphatic performance to mark his 100th day in the hot seat, his side consigning Benfica to their joint-heaviest UEFA Champions League reverse. A hungry-looking Ibrahimović made the breakthrough before the Eagles had properly settled, and the elegant No10 made sure of sending the hosts three points clear with half an hour gone after Marquinhos had doubled the deficit.

Match in 5

  • PSG score three first-half goals to top Group C
  • Ibrahimović opens scoring in fifth minute
  • Marquinhos hits third goal in five games to double lead
  • Ibrahimović heads in third on half-hour mark
  • Blanc's side unbeaten in all competitions this term

Reaction

When you look at the game there is always room for improvement but I enjoyed it because we mastered the game. We were good from the first minute.

Laurent Blanc, PSG coach

Laurent Blanc, PSG coach

We have to win our next match at home to keep fighting to get to the knockout stage. We know what we can do and we are here to get into the last 16.

Guilherme Siqueira, Benfica defender

Guilherme Siqueira, Benfica defender

 

Player rater

Ibrahimović

Top Player

Paris 

Lineups

psg

PSG

benfica

Benfica

30Sirigu (GK)1Artur (GK)
5Marquinhos
Goal25
4Luisão (C)
8Thiago Motta5Fejsa
Substitution29
9Cavani7Óscar Cardozo
10Ibrahimović (C)
Goal5
Goal30
10Djuričić
Substitution46
13Alex
Yellow Card47
Substitution78
16Siqueira
14Matuidi20Gaitán
Yellow Card32
Substitution66
17Maxwell21Matić
22Lavezzi
Substitution70
24Garay
23Van der Wiel
Yellow Card36
34André Almeida
24Verratti
Substitution70
35Pérez

Substitutes

1Douchez (GK)13Paulo Lopes (GK)
6Camara
Substitution78
8Sulejmani
Substitution66
7Ménez11Lima
21Digne14Maxi Pereira
25Rabiot
Substitution70
30André Gomes
Substitution29
26Jallet33Jardel
29Lucas
Substitution70
50L. Marković
Substitution46

Coaches

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Jorge Jesus (POR)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Press kits

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 09:24 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Paris
Benfica

3

Goals scored

0

65

Possession (%)

35

12

Total attempts

9

9

on target

4

3

off target

5

2

blocked

1

0

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

1

Offsides

1

2

Yellow cards

1

0

Red Cards

0

8

Fouls committed

12

12

Fouls suffered

8

930

Passes

425

828

completed

333

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A brilliant PSG performance comes to an end. They were inspired by their captain Zlatan Ibrahimović throughout, who grabbed two goals either side of Marquinhos' strike, to give the hosts a 3-0 lead within 30 minutes that they never relinquished.
  • Substitution
    78
    Camara (in) - Alex (out) (PSG)
    Brazilian Alex, making his 60th UEFA Champions League appearance, is off having combined well with Marquinhos to keep Óscar Cardozo quiet.
  • Substitution
    70
    Lucas (in) - Lavezzi (out) (PSG)
    The 28-year-old midfielder is also brought off by Laurent Blanc after rewarding his manager for returning him to the UEFA Champions League starting line-up with a strong showing.
  • Substitution
    70
    Rabiot (in) - Verratti (out) (PSG)
    The Italian jogs off to a standing ovation after an impressive display in which he set up both of the opening two goals.
  • Substitution
    66
    Sulejmani (in) - Gaitán (out) (Benfica)

See also

  • Paris

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Anderlecht, 23 October 2013, 0-5
  • Benfica

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Olympiacos, 23 October 2013, 1-1
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