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.
We showed all our quality. We also won with our heart, which is important. Winning with ten players on the pitch is not easy.
Thiago Motta, Paris midfielder
Two minutes before the final whistle, we had virtually qualified for the next round. Now we need to wait until the last minute and remain positive.
Míchel, Olympiacos coach
|30||Sirigu (GK)||16||Roberto (GK)|
|2||Thiago Silva (C)||2||Maniatis (C)|
|23||Van der Wiel|
|1||Douchez (GK)||42||Megyeri (GK)|
|Laurent Blanc (FRA)||Míchel (ESP)|
|Craig Thomson (SCO)|