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.
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
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
|16||Roberto (GK)||30||Sirigu (GK)|
|2||Maniatis (C)||2||Thiago Silva (C)|
|23||Van der Wiel|
|42||Megyeri (GK)||1||Douchez (GK)|
|Míchel (ESP)||Laurent Blanc (FRA)|
|Felix Brych (GER)|
|A||Real Sociedad||Shakhtar Donetsk|