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Round of 16, First leg

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Blanc purring after 'excellent' Paris display

Published: Tuesday 18 February 2014, 23.33CET
Laurent Blanc hailed Paris Saint-Germain's "excellent" performance after his side's 4-0 defeat of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who found it "difficult" to respond to falling behind early on.

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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

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

 
 
  
Published: Tuesday 18 February 2014, 23.33CET

Blanc purring after 'excellent' Paris display

Laurent Blanc hailed Paris Saint-Germain's "excellent" performance after his side's 4-0 defeat of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who found it "difficult" to respond to falling behind early on.

Sami Hyypiä, Leverkusen coach
You can't say that it all went wrong. You also have to look at what kind of team we faced. Paris are a top-class opponent and they were excellent. If you fall behind after three minutes it is always difficult to fight back. It became very difficult and we never found our usual rhythm during the first half. After their first goal it took us 15 to 20 minutes to get back into the game. In the second half we had a man [Emir Spahić] sent off and I felt that we were better with ten men than 11.

Laurent Blanc, Paris coach
We will try to enjoy this away success, first of all. After Valenciennes [a 3-0 home win on Friday] I could see we have a very focused team – everyone was waiting for this game for a long time. When you're in that mindset everything is fine, plus we scored a goal in the third minute, which makes things easier. You could point out Leverkusen's weaknesses, but our display was excellent.

Spirits are really good. I congratulate those who started and those who came on. I can rely on everyone. We are not through yet. We came here to play well and our preparations proved to be good. The way we played totally satisfied me, both from a team and an individual point of view.

Last updated: 19/02/14 23.44CET

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