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Athletic attacking prowess puts paid to PSG

Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 23.10CET
Athletic Club 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain FC
The hosts put their domestic troubles behind them to beat ten-man PSG and record a second successive Group F victory.
by Paul Bryan
from San Mamés

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Match statistics

AthleticPSG

Goals scored2
 
0
Attempts on target6
 
3
Attempts off target10
 
5
Corners5
 
4
Offsides2
 
0
Fouls committed13
 
19
Yellow cards3
 
5
Red cards0
1

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

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Published: Thursday 29 September 2011, 23.10CET

Athletic attacking prowess puts paid to PSG

Athletic Club 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain FC
The hosts put their domestic troubles behind them to beat ten-man PSG and record a second successive Group F victory.

Athletic Club moved three points clear atop UEFA Europa League Group F with a 2-0 win against Paris Saint-Germain FC.

Currently winless in the Spanish Liga, Athletic are enjoying contrasting fortunes in Europe and were worthy winners against the Ligue 1 co-leaders. First-half goals from Igor Gabilondo and Markel Susaeta were enough to see off a PSG side whose task was made even harder when Mohamed Sissoko was sent off after the break.

With eight wins in their last ten outings in all competitions, Antoine Kombouaré's side were the form team, yet it was Athletic – second from bottom in the domestic standings – who stunned their visitors with impressive fluency from the off.

Fernando Llorente twice spurned chances to give his side an early lead before the opening goal arrived in the 20th minute. Andoni Iraola fed Llorente, who in turn released Óscar de Marcos, whose lofted cross to the far post was spectacularly volleyed in by Gabilondo.

PSG rallied and shortly after Nenê's free-kick was tipped over by Gorka Iraizoz, Siaka Tiéné was allowed space to run into the penalty area before shooting over the crossbar. It was brief respite for the visitors, who conceded again shortly before the break, Susaeta connecting with Jon Aurtenetxe's whipped centre from the left.

Frustration set in for PSG after the restart when Sissoko received a second yellow for a foul on the energetic Iker Muniain. As the half progressed, De Marcos could have added a third but blasted wide from a central position, with Ibai Gómez heading narrowly wide before the end.

It mattered little for Marcelo Bielsa's side, who now top the Group F standings ahead of successive encounters against FC Salzburg. PSG will look to lift themselves at ŠK Slovan Bratislava on 20 October.

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Lineups

athletic

Athletic

paris

Paris

1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
Yellow Card29
1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
3
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
Yellow Card9
5
TiénéSiaka Tiéné
Yellow Card79
5
AmorebietaFernando Amorebieta
10
NenêNenê
Substitution76
9
LlorenteFernando Llorente
11
Mevlüt ErdinçMevlüt Erdinç
10
De MarcosÓscar de Marcos
12
BodmerMathieu Bodmer (C)
Yellow Card53
Substitution66
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
Goal20
Substitution78
15
LuganoDiego Lugano
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Goal45
Substitution72
20
ChantômeClément Chantôme
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola (C)
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
19
MuniainIker Muniain
Yellow Card57
Substitution82
23
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
Yellow Card44
Red Card52
23
EkizaBorja Ekiza
26
JalletChristophe Jallet
24
Javi MartínezJavi Martínez
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
Substitution58

Substitutes

13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution82
2
CearáCeará
Substitution76
Yellow Card83
6
San JoséMikel San José
6
CamaraZoumana Camara
7
David LópezDavid López
14
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
Substitution66
8
IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
Substitution72
25
BahebeckJean-Christophe Bahebeck
Substitution58
18
GurpegiCarlos Gurpegi
28
LandreLoïck Landre
28
Ibai GómezIbai Gómez
Substitution78
29
KebanoNeeskens Kebano

Coach

Marcelo Bielsa (ARG) Antoine Kombouaré (FRA)

Referee

Bas Nijhuis (NED)

Assistant referees

Rob van de Ven (NED), Davie Goossens (NED)

Fourth official

Dennis Higler (NED)

Additional assistant referees

Reinold Wiedemeijer (NED), Jeroen Sanders (NED)

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