BayArena - Leverkusen 18/02/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, First leg

Leverkusen - Paris
0-4

Leverkusen - Paris 0-4 - 18/02/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Slick Paris brush ten-man Leverkusen aside

Published: Tuesday 18 February 2014, 22.00CET
Slick Paris brush ten-man Leverkusen aside 
Ibrahimović lauds 'very good' Paris ©AFP/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain have one foot in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after overwhelming Bayer 04 Leverkusen 4-0 in Germany.

Blaise Matuidi's early opener signalled another miserable evening for the hosts against one of Europe's big boys, and before the interval two more goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović – the first a penalty – effectively wrapped up the round of 16 first-leg win. It got worse for Leverkusen as Emir Spahić received a second caution before the hour, and though they did well to repel Paris's advances, substitute Yohan Cabaye broke through again with the end in sight.

Match in 5

  • Ligue 1 side take commanding lead into second leg of last-16 tie
  • Matuidi opens scoring after just three minutes
  • Ibrahimović doubles advantage from spot before stunning third
  • Spahić is dismissed for second yellow, Cabaye adding fourth
  • Ibrahimović tops competition scoring chart this term

Reaction

Our performance during the first half was crucial – but we played with fear and I don't know why. We played very poorly during the first 45 minutes.

Ömer Toprak, Leverkusen defender

Ömer Toprak, Leverkusen defender

There is a long way to go but we just have to keep playing as we did tonight. We have a great team and all the players want to win every competition.

Yohan Cabaye, Paris midfielder

Yohan Cabaye, Paris midfielder

 

Player rater

Ibrahimović

Top Player

Paris 

Lineups

leverkusen

Leverkusen

paris

Paris

1Leno (GK)30Sirigu (GK)
5Spahić
Yellow Card38
Red Card59
2Thiago Silva (C)
6Rolfes (C)
Substitution46
8Thiago Motta
7Son Heung-Min
Substitution46
10Ibrahimović
Goal39
Goal42
8Bender13Alex
11Kiessling14Matuidi
Goal3
Yellow Card4
Substitution67
14Hilbert
Yellow Card15
17Maxwell
18Sam
Substitution62
22Lavezzi
Substitution76
20Guardado
Yellow Card48
23Van der Wiel
21Ömer Toprak24Verratti
27Castro
Yellow Card58
29Lucas

Substitutes

22Yelldell (GK)1Douchez (GK)
3Reinartz
Substitution46
4Cabaye
Substitution67
Goal88
4Wollscheid
Substitution62
5Marquinhos
13Hegeler7Ménez
15Öztunali21Digne
17Boenisch25Rabiot
19Brandt
Substitution46
27Pastore
Substitution76

Coaches

Sami Hyypiä (FIN) Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee

Viktor Kassai (HUN)

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

Leverkusen
Paris

0

Goals scored

4

41

Possession (%)

59

5

Total attempts

12

3

on target

12

2

off target

0

1

blocked

2

0

against woodwork

0

4

Corners

1

1

Offsides

2

5

Yellow cards

1

1

Red Cards

0

14

Fouls committed

6

6

Fouls suffered

13

533

Passes

874

408

completed

749

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    A perfect away performance from Paris comes to an end. They have overcome Leverkusen by four goals to nil. Blaise Matuidi started things early on and after two Zlatan Ibrahimović strikes Yohan Cabaye's first goal for the club put the game to bed.
  • Goal
    88
    Cabaye (Paris) scores!
    Paris get their fourth and it has certainly been coming. Zlatan Ibrahimović starts a great move which ends in a Lucas lay-off to substitute Yohan Cabaye who fires a powerful shot into the top corner from just inside the area.
  • Substitution
    76
    Pastore (in) - Lavezzi (out) (Paris)
  • Substitution
    67
    Cabaye (in) - Matuidi (out) (Paris)
    The French international takes the field for his first UEFA Champions League appearence in a Paris shirt.
  • Substitution
    62
    Wollscheid (in) - Sam (out) (Leverkusen)
    Sami Hyypiä makes his final change of the game in order to adjust his formation after Emir Spahić's red card.

See also

  • Leverkusen

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Paris, 12 March 2014, 2-1
  • Paris

    Next match played UEFA Champions League: v Leverkusen, 12 March 2014, 2-1
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