Paris Saint-Germain still require another point to qualify for the UEFA Champions League last 16 after needing a Zlatan Ibrahimović equaliser to stave off the prospect of a shock loss to RSC Anderlecht at the Parc des Princes.
Laurent Blanc's side enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 triumph in Brussels last time out and many were predicting an even more punishing night for Anderlecht in the French capital. Instead, they proved far more tenacious and took a surprise lead via Demy de Zeeuw on 68 minutes. Ibrahimović levelled moments later and John van den Brom's charges lost Sacha Kljestan to a late red card, but they ultimately held firm for their first point in Group C.
We are disappointed. We warned the players not to think about the first leg [a 5-0 win] but focus on getting three more points. We failed to do so.
Laurent Blanc, Paris coach
We played very well. We were disciplined and we fought to get a good result here. Everybody gave something extra.
John van den Brom, Anderlecht coach
|30||Sirigu (GK)||13||Kaminski (GK)|
|8||Thiago Motta||3||Deschacht (C)|
|23||Van der Wiel||22||Mbemba|
|1||Douchez (GK)||33||Roef (GK)|
|Laurent Blanc (FRA)||John van den Brom (NED)|
|Marijo Strahonja (CRO)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|