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.
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
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
|30||Sirigu (GK)||1||Artur (GK)|
|23||Van der Wiel|
|1||Douchez (GK)||13||Paulo Lopes (GK)|
|Laurent Blanc (FRA)||Jorge Jesus (POR)|
|Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)|