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Paris through but Olympiacos denied

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 22.50CET
Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Olympiacos FC
Zlatan Ibrahimović marked his 100th competition appearance with a goal as Paris clinched progress as Group C winners but Olympiacos must wait.
by Chris Burke
from Parc des Princes

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Match statistics

ParisOlympiacos

Goals scored2
 
1
Possession (%)55
 
45
Total attempts9
 
11
on target6
 
6
off target3
 
5
blocked1
 
2
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners2
 
8
Offsides2
 
1
Yellow cards5
 
4
Red Cards1
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
13
Passes663
 
491
completed545
 
370

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 22.50CET

Paris through but Olympiacos denied

Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Olympiacos FC
Zlatan Ibrahimović marked his 100th competition appearance with a goal as Paris clinched progress as Group C winners but Olympiacos must wait.

Edinson Cavani struck late to earn ten-man Paris Saint-Germain a 2-1 victory against Olympiacos FC and a confirmed top spot in UEFA Champions League Group C, with the Greek side's hopes of joining them in the last 16 put on hold.

Kostas Manolas had finished from close range with ten minutes remaining and, with SL Benfica drawing 2-2 at RSC Anderlecht, Olympiacos appeared set to progress with Paris – a player short after Marco Verratti's dismissal. Instead, Benfica scored again in Brussels and Cavani slotted home to restore a lead that Zlatan Ibrahimović had initially established on seven minutes.

Celebrating his 100th UEFA Champions League appearance, Ibrahimović found the net for the eighth time in the competition this term, equalling the group-stage best already matched this season by Cristiano Ronaldo. The Sweden forward stabbed the ball high into the net from Gregory van der Wiel's right-wing cross.

Salvatore Sirigu plunged low to keep out a Kostas Mitroglou volley as the in-form 25-year-old attempted a quick retort, but the traffic was soon returning in the opposite direction again. Comfortably zipping passes from player to player, the hosts were making regular inroads, even if it brought them few obvious rewards. Indeed, the next real chance fell to Mitroglou, who was denied a second time by Sirigu.

It was a warning, and Cavani looked to heed it as half-time approached, sending Roberto sprawling to his right to parry a fierce shot across goal. For all their possession, though, Paris still held the slenderest of advantages at the break, and their grip on the game looked even looser when Verratti's contribution was cut short within a minute of the restart.

Laurent Blanc's reaction was to send on Adrien Rabiot for Ezequiel Lavezzi. Ibrahimović's, meanwhile, was to thunder a free-kick at goal from 25 metres which Roberto batted over. The No10 then blazed over the bar as Les Rouge et Bleu switched to counterattacking mode, with Rabiot himself taking aim from the edge of the area and drawing a fine sprawling stop from Roberto.

Olympiacos could not be silenced all night, however, and they levelled when Manolas pounced on a loose ball following a corner, Sirigu having saved on his line from substitute Alejandro Domínguez. The visitors' joy was clear, but the tenor of their evening was about to change in a hurry, Cavani racing onto Marquinhos's pass to ensure a triumphant climax to Paris's qualification. Olympiacos remain second on head-to-head record above Benfica.

Last updated: 03/12/13 19.41CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

olympiacos

Olympiacos

30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
16
RobertoRoberto (GK)
2
Thiago SilvaThiago Silva (C)
2
ManiatisGiannis Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card82
8
Thiago MottaThiago Motta
11
MitroglouKostas Mitroglou
9
CavaniEdinson Cavani
Yellow Card87
Goal90
14
SamarisAndreas Samaris
10
IbrahimovićZlatan Ibrahimović
Goal7
Substitution79
19
David FusterDavid Fuster
13
AlexAlex
20
HolebasJosé Holebas
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Yellow Card67
Substitution86
23
SiovasDimitris Siovas
17
MaxwellMaxwell
24
ManolasKostas Manolas
Yellow Card49
Goal80
22
LavezziEzequiel Lavezzi
Substitution50
26
CampbellJoel Campbell
Substitution77
23
Van der WielGregory van der Wiel
Yellow Card66
30
Leandro SalinoLeandro Salino
Substitution57
24
VerrattiMarco Verratti
Yellow Card29
Red Card46
88
BongGaëtan Bong
Substitution46

Substitutes

1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
42
MegyeriBalázs Megyeri (GK)
5
MarquinhosMarquinhos
Substitution79
5
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
7
MénezJérémy Ménez
8
N'DingaDelvin N'Dinga
21
DigneLucas Digne
9
SaviolaJavier Saviola
Substitution77
25
RabiotAdrien Rabiot
Substitution50
21
A. PapadopoulosAvraam Papadopoulos
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
35
DomínguezAlejandro Domínguez
Substitution57
Yellow Card67
29
LucasLucas
Substitution86
79
WeissVladimír Weiss
Substitution46
Yellow Card71

Coach

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Alan Mulvanny (SCO), Derek Rose (SCO)

Fourth official

David McGeachie (SCO)

Additional assistant referees

Steven McLean (SCO), Kevin Clancy (SCO)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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