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Ibrahimović-inspired PSG pull apart Dynamo

Published: Tuesday 18 September 2012, 22.50CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC 4-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
Zlatan Ibrahimović was on target as Paris Saint-Germain FC marked their return to the UEFA Champions League with a stylish victory.
by Matthew Spiro
from Parc des Princes

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Match statistics

ParisDynamo Kyiv

Goals scored4
 
1
on target10
 
2
off target4
 
5
Corners5
 
3
Offsides3
 
0
Fouls committed17
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Possession (%)49
 
51

Standings

Last updated: 16/11/2012 04:07 CET

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Published: Tuesday 18 September 2012, 22.50CET

Ibrahimović-inspired PSG pull apart Dynamo

Paris Saint-Germain FC 4-1 FC Dynamo Kyiv
Zlatan Ibrahimović was on target as Paris Saint-Germain FC marked their return to the UEFA Champions League with a stylish victory.

Zlatan Ibrahimović got on the scoresheet as Paris Saint-Germain FC marked their return to the UEFA Champions League with an impressive victory against FC Dynamo Kyiv in Group A.

The Sweden captain opened the scoring from the penalty spot before centre-backs Thiago Silva and Alex added goals either side of the half-hour to leave Dynamo reeling. Although Miguel Veloso pulled one back late on, Javier Pastore quickly restored the hosts' three-goal cushion as the Ligue 1 team flexed their muscles in a dominant all-round display.

An electric atmosphere greeted kick-off and the home players appeared similarly excited to be back in Europe's top club competition after an eight-year absence, starting at a breakneck pace. Operating as a fluid front three, Jérémy Ménez, Ibrahimović and Pastore immediately posed problems. The Argentinian international was denied a third-minute goal only by Taras Mikhalik's last-ditch challenge.

The Dynamo centre-back got his timing wrong on 17 minutes, however, tripping Ménez in the box and offering Ibrahimović the chance to notch his sixth goal in only his fifth appearance for Carlo Ancelotti's side. The 30-year-old made no mistake, sending Maxym Koval the wrong way to become the first man to score for six clubs in the UEFA Champions League.

An Ibrahimović-inspired PSG took charge, Ménez's crossfield pass releasing the former AC Milan striker into space, but after eliminating Yevhen Khacheridi with a brilliant dragback, his shot was saved by Koval. Dynamo's busy goalkeeper was then quickly up to deny Pastore from the rebound.

Yuri Semin's men were working so hard to keep the Parisians at bay in open play they allowed their guard to drop at two set pieces. After a 29th-minute corner was only half-cleared, Blaise Matuidi's delivery was deflected into the path of Thiago Silva and the Brazil defender marked his debut with a firm finish. The marking was similarly sloppy three minutes later when Alex got in on the act, sweeping in Clément Chantôme's clever low corner.

Dynamo looked more solid in the second period, although by then the two-time French title winners were coasting. Pastore was unlucky to see his cross-shot flash wide, yet the playmaker made amends by shooting low past Koval in added time.

That goal came moments after Veloso's cross had evaded everyone – including a static Salvatore Sirigu – to give the Ukrainian team a consolation, but Semin knows his troops will need to improve at home to GNK Dinamo Zagreb on 3 October, when PSG visit FC Porto.

Last updated: 27/11/12 15.11CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

dynamo kyiv

Dynamo Kyiv

30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
35
KovalMaxym Koval (GK)
2
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
Goal29
Substitution81
2
Danilo SilvaDanilo Silva
7
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution77
4
Miguel VelosoMiguel Veloso
Goal87
13
AlexAlex
Goal32
9
YarmolenkoAndriy Yarmolenko
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
11
IdeyeIdeye Brown
17
MaxwellMaxwell
17
MikhalikTaras Mikhalik (C)
Substitution46
18
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
Goal19
Substitution73
19
GarmashDenys Garmash
Substitution53
20
ChantômeClément Chantôme
21
KranjčarNiko Kranjčar
Substitution77
24
VerrattiMarco Verratti
33
TaiwoTaye Taiwo
26
JalletChristophe Jallet (C)
34
KhacheridiYevhen Khacheridi
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
Goal90+1
85
RaffaelRaffael

Substitutes

1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
1
ShovkovskiyOlexandr Shovkovskiy (GK)
6
CamaraZoumana Camara
Substitution81
3
BetãoBetão
Substitution46
10
NenêNenê
Substitution77
Yellow Card89
5
VukojevićOgnjen Vukojević
Substitution53
11
LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
Substitution73
13
MehmediAdmir Mehmedi
12
BodmerMathieu Bodmer
20
GusevOleh Gusev
Substitution77
19
GameiroKevin Gameiro
23
BogdanovAndriy Bogdanov
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
36
NinkovićMiloš Ninković

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Yuri Semin (RUS)

Referee

Björn Kuipers (NED)

Assistant referees

Sander van Roekel (NED), Erwin Zeinstra (NED)

Fourth official

Berry Simons (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Richard Liesveld (NED), Ed Janssen (NED)

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