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Stylish PSG enjoy perfect start against Salzburg

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 21.00CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC 3-1 FC Salzburg
Nenê, Mathieu Bodmer and Jérémy Menez all found the net as PSG enjoyed an impressive start to their Group F campaign against Salzburg.
Stylish PSG enjoy perfect start against Salzburg
Mathieu Bodmer (3rd R) is congratulated after scoring against Salzburg ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PSGSalzburg

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target11
 
8
Attempts off target7
 
8
Corners2
 
1
Offsides0
2
Fouls committed10
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 21.00CET

Stylish PSG enjoy perfect start against Salzburg

Paris Saint-Germain FC 3-1 FC Salzburg
Nenê, Mathieu Bodmer and Jérémy Menez all found the net as PSG enjoyed an impressive start to their Group F campaign against Salzburg.

Nenê, Mathieu Bodmer and Jérémy Menez were all on target as Paris Saint-Germain FC enjoyed an excellent start to their Group F campaign against FC Salzburg.

The French club and their array of high-profile signings have not yet hit top gear in Ligue 1, but they offered a tantalising glimpse of what may lie in store with a slick attacking display that extended the club's unbeaten home run in Europe to 17 games.

Bodmer's stunning strike moments after a Nenê penalty had broken the deadlock effectively ended the visitors' hopes, although Menez made sure with a third midway through the second half. Ibrahim Sekagya registered an 87th-minute consolation, heading in Jakob Jantscher's free-kick, yet the Austrian Bundesliga leaders will be targeting an improvement at home to ŠK Slovan Bratislava on 29 September, when PSG travel to Athletic Club.

Antoine Kombouaré's charges were quickly out of the blocks, Nenê stinging Eddie Gustafsson's gloves before Mevlüt Erdinç fired over. With the elegant Javier Pastore pulling the strings, it seemed a matter of time before the hosts scored. The opener duly arrived on 35 minutes, Franz Schiemer tripping Menez and allowing Nenê to convert from the spot.

As Ricardo Moniz's men looked to regroup, Pastore threatened again, gliding past three defenders only to see his low effort stopped by Gustafsson's foot. Yet the home fans were soon celebrating a superb second, Erdinç crossing deep for Bodmer, whose thunderous right-footed volley flew into the top corner.

Moniz had promised his side would attack, but while Leonardo and Stefan Maierhofer both drew saves from Nicolas Douchez in the opening period, the second half was more one-sided. Erdinç missed after being played clean through and his replacement Kevin Gameiro was denied by Gustafsson, before Menez added a third, finishing clinically after latching onto Rasmus Lindgren's loose pass. Sekagya's late effort restored respectability for Salzburg, but it was stylish PSG who took the plaudits.

Last updated: 17/09/11 0.13CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

salzburg

Salzburg

1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
1
GustafssonEddie Gustafsson (GK) (C)
6
CamaraZoumana Camara
9
MaierhoferStefan Maierhofer
Substitution78
7
MénezJérémy Ménez
Goal67
Substitution85
14
JantscherJakob Jantscher
10
NenêNenê
Goal35
15
SchiemerFranz Schiemer
Yellow Card34
11
Mevlüt ErdinçMevlüt Erdinç
Substitution64
18
ŠventoDušan Švento
12
BodmerMathieu Bodmer (C)
Goal44
Yellow Card63
Substitution64
19
CziommerSimon Cziommer
Substitution46
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
21
LindgrenRasmus Lindgren
Yellow Card28
15
LuganoDiego Lugano
22
HierländerStefan Hierländer
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
23
SekagyaIbrahim Sekagya
Goal87
26
JalletChristophe Jallet
24
LeitgebChristoph Leitgeb
Yellow Card51
Substitution66
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
30
LeonardoLeonardo

Substitutes

30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
33
WalkeAlexander Walke (GK)
2
CearáCeará
Substitution85
6
SchweglerChristian Schwegler
5
TiénéSiaka Tiéné
7
WallnerRoman Wallner
Substitution78
19
GameiroKevin Gameiro
Substitution64
17
UlmerAndreas Ulmer
Substitution46
25
BahebeckJean-Christophe Bahebeck
25
JeffersonJefferson
28
LandreLoïck Landre
29
AlexAlex
Substitution66
29
KebanoNeeskens Kebano
Substitution64
36
HintereggerMartin Hinteregger

Coach

Antoine Kombouaré (FRA) Ricardo Moniz (NED)

Referee

Luca Banti (ITA)

Assistant referees

Mauro Tonolini (ITA), Roberto Romagnoli (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Gervasoni (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Mauro Bergonzi (ITA), Andrea De Marco (ITA)

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