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Four-goal Ibrahimović leaves Anderlecht in a spin

Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.52CET
RSC Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain FC
Four goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović, including a sublime first-half hat-trick, inspired the Ligue 1 club to their biggest European away victory.
by David Crossan
from Constant Vanden Stock Stadium

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Match statistics

AnderlechtParis

Goals scored0
5
Possession (%)35
 
65
Total attempts16
 
14
on target11
 
12
off target5
 
2
blocked6
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners9
 
2
Offsides0
6
Yellow cards1
 
0
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed12
 
11
Fouls suffered9
 
11
Passes450
 
893
completed323
 
774

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 23:28 CET

Legend:

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Wednesday 23 October 2013, 22.52CET

Four-goal Ibrahimović leaves Anderlecht in a spin

RSC Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain FC
Four goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović, including a sublime first-half hat-trick, inspired the Ligue 1 club to their biggest European away victory.

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four goals as Paris Saint-Germain FC won 5-0 – their biggest European away victory – at RSC Anderlecht to maintain their perfect record at the head of Group C.

The Sweden captain was in irrepressible mood as he became only the 11th player to hit four or more in a UEFA Champions League game. He registered three times between the 17th and 36th minutes and added a fourth for good measure after the hour to make it an incredible ten goals in his last five matches for club and country. Edinson Cavani struck in the 52nd minute as last season's quarter-finalists underlined their potency with a third successive continental success.

PSG's Salvatore Sirigu was the first goalkeeper called into serious action when he tipped a low shot from Matías Suárez around the upright. Yet Ibrahimović stole the show thereafter and in the 12th minute beat the offside trap only to narrowly miss at the near post having rounded Thomas Kaminski.

The respite was purely temporary for Anderlecht as, five minutes later, Ibrahimović tapped in an excellent Gregory van der Wiel cross from the right. Cavani had played an integral part in the goal, working a two-on-one situation with the adventurous full-back.

Van der Wiel and Ibrahimović combined again in the 22nd minute, the centre-forward applying a deft flicked finish to another accurate low delivery. The PSG captain flummoxed Kaminski as he brought his right foot behind his left to convert at the front post.

Ibrahimović saved his best for his hat-trick goal, powering a first-time effort from 25 metres past Kaminski after bursting onto Cheikhou Kouyaté's clearing header. Such was the ferocity of the strike that it drew gasps and an ovation from all sections of the ground. Revelling in the acclaim, the No10 graciously returned the applause.

Early in the second period, Cavani netted from close range after Blaise Matuidi had pounced on a Chancel Mbemba slip, making this the first game in which both Ibrahimović and Cavani had scored when on the field at the same time.

The Swede then brought up his quadruple with a pinpoint diagonal shot in off the far post following fine work from Marco Verratti. The 32-year-old nearly got a fifth after more sublime skill and, with the striker in this form, PSG will be confident of sealing progress to the round of 16 in the return fixture on matchday four.

Last updated: 03/12/13 20.14CET

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Lineups

anderlecht

Anderlecht

paris

Paris

13
KaminskiThomas Kaminski (GK)
30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
2
N'SakalaFabrice N'Sakala
Yellow Card53
5
MarquinhosMarquinhos
9
SuárezMatías Suárez
Substitution46
8
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
10
PraetDennis Praet
Substitution72
9
CavaniEdinson Cavani
Goal52
14
NuytinckBram Nuytinck
10
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović (C)
Goal17
Goal22
Goal36
Goal62
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
13
AlexAlex
Substitution56
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Substitution64
22
MbembaChancel Mbemba
17
MaxwellMaxwell
30
GilletGuillaume Gillet (C)
22
LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
Substitution71
31
TielemansYouri Tielemans
23
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
45
MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution72
24
VerrattiMarco Verratti

Substitutes

33
RoefDavy Roef (GK)
1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht
6
CamaraZoumana Camara
Substitution56
6
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
7
MénezJérémy Ménez
8
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
Substitution72
21
DigneLucas Digne
15
CyriacCyriac
Substitution72
25
RabiotAdrien Rabiot
Substitution64
17
BrunoMassimo Bruno
29
LucasLucas
Substitution71
18
AcheampongFrank Acheampong
Substitution46
35
OngendaHervin Ongenda

Coach

John van den Brom (NED) Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee

David Fernández Borbalán (ESP)

Assistant referees

Jesús Calvo Guadamuro (ESP), José Miranda (ESP)

Fourth official

Roberto Alonso (ESP)

Additional assistant referees

César Muñiz (ESP), Jesús Gil Manzano (ESP)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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