Parc des Princes - Paris 27/11/2013 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group C

Paris - Olympiacos
2-1
 

Paris - Olympiacos 2-1 - 27/11/2013 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Paris through but Olympiacos denied

Published: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 22.00CET
Paris through but Olympiacos denied 
Ibrahimović: 'Spirit' key to Paris win ©AFP/Getty Images

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.

Match in 5

  • Paris qualify for last 16, Olympiacos fate in own hands
  • Ibrahimović opens scoring in 100th competition outing
  • Verratti sent off for hosts early in second half
  • Manolas equalises but Cavani hits late winner
  • Greek side face Anderlecht in final-day decider

Reaction

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

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

Míchel, Olympiacos coach

 

Player rater

Ibrahimović

Top Player

Paris 

Lineups

paris

Paris

olympiacos

Olympiacos

30Sirigu (GK)16Roberto (GK)
2Thiago Silva (C)2Maniatis (C)
Yellow Card82
8Thiago Motta11Mitroglou
9Cavani
Yellow Card87
Goal90
14Samaris
10Ibrahimović
Goal7
Substitution79
19David Fuster
13Alex20Holebas
14Matuidi
Yellow Card67
Substitution86
23Siovas
17Maxwell24Manolas
Yellow Card49
Goal80
22Lavezzi
Substitution50
26Campbell
Substitution77
23Van der Wiel
Yellow Card66
30Leandro Salino
Substitution57
24Verratti
Yellow Card29
Red Card46
88Bong
Substitution46

Substitutes

1Douchez (GK)42Megyeri (GK)
5Marquinhos
Substitution79
5Paulo Machado
7Ménez8N'Dinga
21Digne9Saviola
Substitution77
25Rabiot
Substitution50
21A. Papadopoulos
27Pastore35Domínguez
Substitution57
Yellow Card67
29Lucas
Substitution86
79Weiss
Substitution46
Yellow Card71

Coaches

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Míchel (ESP)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Standings

Last updated: 28/11/2013 09:38 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
 

Match statistics

Paris
Olympiacos

2

Goals scored

1

55

Possession (%)

45

9

Total attempts

11

6

on target

6

3

off target

5

1

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

2

Corners

8

2

Offsides

1

5

Yellow cards

4

1

Red Cards

0

15

Fouls committed

13

13

Fouls suffered

13

663

Passes

491

545

completed

370

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A dramatic finish at Parc des Princes as Cavani buries a late winning goal to crush Olympiacos after they had fought so hard to bring themselves level through Manolas. There may have been late goals but there is no doubt Ibrahimović will steal the headlines after marking his 100th UEFA Champions league match with the opening strike.
  • Goal
    90
    Cavani (Paris) scores!
  • Yellow Card
    87
    Cavani (Paris) is shown a yellow card.
    That is fourth booking for a Paris player this evening.
  • Substitution
    86
    Lucas (in) - Matuidi (out) (Paris)
    The young Brazilian comes on as Laurent Blanc looks to increase his attacking threat in response to that goal.
  • Yellow Card
    82
    Maniatis (Olympiacos) is shown a yellow card.
    He will also now miss matchday six.

See also

  • Paris

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Benfica, 10 December 2013, 2-1
  • Olympiacos

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Anderlecht, 10 December 2013, 3-1
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