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PSG take charge in Athens

Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 0.30CET
AEK Athens FC 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain FC Goals from defenders Sammy Traoré and Bernard Mendy put PSG in the driving seat in the Greek capital.

Match statistics

AEKPSG

Goals scored0
2
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners6
 
4
Offsides1
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
12
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 15 February 2007, 0.30CET

PSG take charge in Athens

AEK Athens FC 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain FC Goals from defenders Sammy Traoré and Bernard Mendy put PSG in the driving seat in the Greek capital.

Goals by defenders Sammy Traoré and Bernard Mendy put Paris Saint-Germain FC in the driving seat after the first leg of their UEFA Cup Round of 32 tie against AEK Athens FC in the Greek capital.

Defensive double
Traoré gave the French side, who languish in 16th place in Ligue 1, the lead on the stroke of half-time before Mendy added a stunning second in the closing moments of a match that was Paul Le Guen's first European game since taking over as PSG coach.

Entertaining half
Both teams hit the woodwork in an entertaining first half - Cristian Rodriguez for PSG with a header from a David Hellebuyck corner and Júlio César for AEK with a curling effort – but it was the hosts who had the better of the opening 45 minutes, Pantelis Kapetanos also going close with a volley. It would be the visitors who went into the break ahead, however, after Traoré rose highest to nod in Hellebuyck's corner.

Kalou chance
Chances were more limited in the second period but buoyed by Traoré's breakthrough, PSG had the better of the early exchanges as Bonaventure Kalou fired straight at a covering defender with the goal gaping following fine play from Amara Diané. AEK still posed a threat themselves, with Kapetanos bringing down a long ball but shooting straight at PSG keeper Mickaël Landreau's legs, yet it was the Parisians who always looked the likelier scorers. Kalou nearly did so when heading narrowly wide from Mamadou Sakho's cross, before Mendy struck at the death with an unstoppable drive into the far corner.

Last updated: 20/02/07 18.37CET

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Lineups

aek

AEK

paris

Paris

28
SorrentinoStefano Sorrentino (GK)
1
LandreauMickaël Landreau (GK)
4
MorasVangelis Moras
5
MendyBernard Mendy
Yellow Card41
Goal88
5
CirilloBruno Cirillo (C)
17
TraoréSammy Traoré
Goal45+1
14
TziortziopoulosStavros Tziortziopoulos
8
CisséÉdouard Cissé
7
KiriakidisIlias Kiriakidis
Substitution46
15
KalouBonaventure Kalou (C)
20
PliatsikasVassilis Pliatsikas
Substitution63
20
ChantômeClément Chantôme
23
LakisVasilis Lakis
Substitution53
21
Cristian RodríguezCristian Rodríguez
88
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér
24
HellebuyckDavid Hellebuyck
11
ManducaGustavo Manduca
35
MulumbuYoussuf Mulumbu
35
KapetanosPantelis Kapetanos
11
DianéAmara Diané
Substitution68
99
Júlio CésarJúlio César
39
SakhoMamadou Sakho
Yellow Card20
Substitution85

Substitutes

84
ArabatzisGiannis Arabatzis (GK)
16
AlonzoJérôme Alonzo (GK)
15
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
26
DrameBoukary Drame
Substitution85
31
GeorgeasNikos Georgeas
Substitution63
2
GallardoMarcelo Gallardo
1
KafesPantelis Kafes
Substitution46
18
PietreSamuel Pietre
10
KonePanagiotis Kone
Substitution53
25
RothenJérôme Rothen
33
LiberopoulosNikos Liberopoulos
9
PauletaPauleta
79
KampantaisLeonidas Kampantais
29
LuyindulaPéguy Luyindula
Substitution68

Coach

Lorenzo Serra Ferrer (ESP) Paul Le Guen (FRA)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Martin Cryans (SCO), Tom Murphy (SCO)

Fourth official

Iain Robertson Brines (SCO)

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