Parc des Princes - Paris 12/03/2014 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Round of 16, Second leg

Paris - Leverkusen
2-1
Aggregate: 6-1
 

Paris - Leverkusen 2-1 - 12/03/2014 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2014

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Paris made to work for second-leg Leverkusen win

Published: Wednesday 12 March 2014, 22.00CET
Paris made to work for second-leg Leverkusen win 
Verratti’s Champions League dream ©AFP/Getty Images

Far less sparkling than in the first leg, Paris Saint-Germain nonetheless strolled into the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, a 2-1 victory against ten-man Bayer 04 Leverkusen completing a 6-1 aggregate win.

Playing with a rejigged lineup, Paris never approached the quality of their 4-0 triumph in Germany, and a defence featuring Christophe Jallet, Lucas Digne and Marquinhos was unable to stop Sidney Sam handing Leverkusen a shock lead. Marquinhos levelled, but Salvatore Sirigu had to keep out a Simon Rolfes penalty before Ezequiel Lavezzi ultimately tipped the game in the home side's favour, with Emre Can's red card undermining a spirited Leverkusen showing.

Match in 5

  • Paris come from goal down to secure victory
  • Sam's sixth-minute strike silences home support
  • Marquinhos equalises before Sirigu saves Rolfes spot kick
  • Lavezzi hits winner to seal 6-1 aggregate triumph
  • Ligue 1 side now unbeaten in 28 European home matches

Reaction

We began badly because we were not aggressive enough. They broke the deadlock and that woke us up. We levelled but Salvatore Sirigu kept us in the match.

Laurent Blanc, Paris coach

Laurent Blanc, Paris coach

Overall I feel we can leave here with our heads high. It was important to show the right attitude and we will take a lot of positives from this.

Sami Hyppiä, Leverkusen coach

Sami Hyppiä, Leverkusen coach

 

Player rater

Sirigu

Top Player

Paris 

Lineups

paris

Paris

leverkusen

Leverkusen

30Sirigu (GK)1Leno (GK)
2Thiago Silva (C)3Reinartz
Substitution78
4Cabaye4Wollscheid
5Marquinhos
Goal13
6Rolfes (C)
Penalty28
9Cavani
Substitution85
9Derdiyok
Yellow Card49
10Ibrahimović
Substitution72
10Can
Yellow Card52
Red Card68
21Digne18Sam
Goal6
Substitution67
22Lavezzi
Goal53
Substitution63
20Guardado
25Rabiot
Yellow Card79
21Ömer Toprak
26Jallet
Yellow Card27
26Donati
27Pastore27Castro
Substitution67

Substitutes

1Douchez (GK)36Lomb (GK)
6Camara
Substitution85
7Son Heung-Min
Substitution67
7Ménez
Substitution72
11Kiessling
8Thiago Motta14Hilbert
13Alex17Boenisch
17Maxwell19Brandt
Substitution67
29Lucas
Substitution63
35Wagener
Substitution78
Yellow Card90+3

Coaches

Laurent Blanc (FRA) Sami Hyypiä (FIN)

Referee

Ivan Bebek (CRO)

Standings

 
 

Match statistics

Paris
Leverkusen

2

Goals scored

1

61

Possession (%)

39

15

Total attempts

9

10

on target

7

5

off target

2

3

blocked

0

1

against woodwork

0

5

Corners

5

2

Offsides

0

2

Yellow cards

4

0

Red Cards

1

8

Fouls committed

23

21

Fouls suffered

8

779

Passes

504

646

completed

374

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Paris complete their first UEFA Champions League comeback from a losing position since March 1995 and, whilst not as emphatically as the first leg, were able to complete the 'double' over the Werkself over the course of the tie.
  • Yellow Card
    90+3
    Wagener (Leverkusen) is booked.
  • Substitution
    85
    Camara (in) - Cavani (out) (Paris)
  • Yellow Card
    79
    Rabiot (Paris) is booked.
  • Substitution
    78
    Wagener (in) - Reinartz (out) (Leverkusen)

See also

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