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Anderlecht deny Paris with draw

Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 22.43CET
Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 RSC Anderlecht
After Zlatan Ibrahimović cancelled out Demy de Zeeuw's surprise opener, Anderlecht are still alive in Group C and Paris not yet through.
by Chris Burke
from Parc des Princes

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Match statistics

ParisAnderlecht

Goals scored1
 
1
Possession (%)62
 
38
Total attempts18
 
7
on target10
 
4
off target8
 
3
blocked6
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners8
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards0
4
Red Cards0
1
Fouls committed14
 
19
Fouls suffered17
 
13
Passes775
 
399
completed660
 
268

Standings

Last updated: 19/06/2014 19:32 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Tuesday 5 November 2013, 22.43CET

Anderlecht deny Paris with draw

Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 RSC Anderlecht
After Zlatan Ibrahimović cancelled out Demy de Zeeuw's surprise opener, Anderlecht are still alive in Group C and Paris not yet through.

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.

Joint-top scorers with Real Madrid CF in the group stage after matchday three, Paris threatened to add to their tally with little over five minutes gone when Thiago Motta lofted a ball into the area for Ezequiel Lavezzi. The Argentina forward's header sailed narrowly over, yet the hosts were soon back knocking at Anderlecht's door, Ibrahimović fizzing an effort even closer to the crossbar.

The tone appeared to have been set, but the visitors were given an injection of belief when Aleksandar Mitrović drove an attempt too high. Tentatively, Les Mauves began edging their way forward, and after Mitrović obliged Salvatore Sirigu to save low to his left, Dennis Praet missed the target with an ambitious volley.

There was an energy and fluidity missing from Paris's play, but they started the second period with the same eagerness they had displayed at the onset of the first, forcing Anderlecht to serve up a series of vital blocks and interceptions. The pressure was clearly rising, with Ibrahimović nodding wide from a corner and Lucas volleying off target from the Sweden captain's clever, scooped pass.

Anderlecht's resistance was impressive to behold, though no one was prepared for them to open the scoring. Open it they did, though, De Zeeuw slotting the ball past Sirigu after Praet had worked it down the left and Kljestan picked out his team-mate from the edge of the area.

The Parc des Princes seemed to convulse with shock – until Ibrahimović rapidly levelled the scores, poking the ball in from close range after his initial effort had been turned onto the post by Thomas Kaminski. That handed Les Rouge et Bleu fresh impetus, and they received another boost when Kljestan picked up a second yellow card for handball. A winner nonetheless proved beyond them, meaning they still have work to do when Olympiacos FC visit on 27 November.

Last updated: 14/04/14 16.35CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

anderlecht

Anderlecht

30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
13
KaminskiThomas Kaminski (GK)
Yellow Card90+1
5
MarquinhosMarquinhos
Substitution62
2
N'SakalaFabrice N'Sakala
8
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
3
DeschachtOlivier Deschacht (C)
10
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović (C)
Goal70
6
De ZeeuwDemy de Zeeuw
Goal68
Substitution90+1
13
AlexAlex
8
MilivojevićLuka Milivojević
Yellow Card48
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
10
PraetDennis Praet
Substitution79
17
MaxwellMaxwell
16
KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
22
LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
Substitution75
19
KljestanSacha Kljestan
Yellow Card41
Red Card82
23
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
22
MbembaChancel Mbemba
24
VerrattiMarco Verratti
Substitution76
39
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
29
LucasLucas
45
MitrovićAleksandar Mitrović
Substitution87

Substitutes

1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
33
RoefDavy Roef (GK)
2
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva
Substitution62
12
Najar                         Andy Najar
7
MénezJérémy Ménez
Substitution76
14
NuytinckBram Nuytinck
Substitution90+1
21
DigneLucas Digne
15
CyriacCyriac
25
RabiotAdrien Rabiot
17
BrunoMassimo Bruno
26
JalletChristophe Jallet
18
AcheampongFrank Acheampong
Substitution79
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
Substitution75
31
TielemansYouri Tielemans
Substitution87

Coach

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

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Igor Krmar (CRO)

Fourth official

Ivica Modrić (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Ante Vučemilović (CRO), Igor Pristovnik (CRO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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