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PSG eliminated despite Athletic win

Published: Wednesday 14 December 2011, 20.56CET
Paris Saint-Germain FC 4-2 Athletic Club
Two late goals fired the hosts to victory but proved insufficient as FC Salzburg's success ensured they qualified at PSG's expense.
by Matthew Spiro
from Parc des Princes

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Match statistics

PSGAthletic

Goals scored4
 
2
Attempts on target9
 
4
Attempts off target7
 
5
Corners3
 
5
Offsides3
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
19
Yellow cards1
 
4
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

Legend:

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Published: Wednesday 14 December 2011, 20.56CET

PSG eliminated despite Athletic win

Paris Saint-Germain FC 4-2 Athletic Club
Two late goals fired the hosts to victory but proved insufficient as FC Salzburg's success ensured they qualified at PSG's expense.

Two late goals fired Paris Saint-Germain FC to victory against Athletic Club but proved insufficient as Salzburg FC's success means they claimed second spot in UEFA Europa League Group F at the expense of the French club.

The hosts knew they needed to better the Austrian side's result at ŠK Slovan Bratislava, and fulfilled their side of the bargain. Javier Pastore cancelled out Jon Aurtenetxe's early strike before Mathieu Bodmer handed the Parisians a half-time lead. Although David López levelled, Antoine Kombouaré's charges roared to victory in the last five minutes thanks to Íñigo Pérez's own goal and a Guillaume Hoarau penalty. Celebrations were cut short, however, with Salzburg's win condemning PSG to third.

The visitors were already assured of top spot, yet still managed to unsettle a sluggish PSG early on. Goalkeeper Nicolas Douchez had already pushed out Igor Gabilondo's low cross-shot when Aurtenetxe headed in López's corner inside three minutes.

The hosts stirred to life, Nenê and Pastore tormenting their opponents with some silky skills. The South American duo were involved in the Ligue 1 club's 21st-minute equaliser, Jean-Christophe Bahebeck nodding down the Brazilian's free-kick and Pastore side-footing high into the net.

Although the Bilbao outfit continued to threaten – Pérez's drive stinging Douchez's hands on the half-hour – the hosts were now attacking in waves. Kevin Gameiro twice broke clear only to be denied by a brave Raúl, and Bahebeck squandered two openings before the second goal arrived on 41 minutes; Bodmer meeting Nenê's corner with a neat glancing header.

PSG's hopes were dealt a blow ten minutes into the second half when López swerved a superb shot beyond Douchez from 20 metres, but substitutes Mevlüt Erdinç and Guillaume Hoarau gave the French team the impetus they needed. Seconds after Nenê blasted a penalty over, Pérez turned Erdinç's cross past his own goalkeeper, and Hoarau added a fourth from the spot after Nenê had been fouled.

Last updated: 27/11/12 14.34CET

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Lineups

paris

Paris

athletic

Athletic

1
DouchezNicolas Douchez (GK)
13
RaúlRaúl (GK)
2
CearáCeará
2
ToqueroGaizka Toquero
Substitution60
5
TiénéSiaka Tiéné
3
AurtenetxeJon Aurtenetxe
Goal3
6
CamaraZoumana Camara (C)
6
San JoséMikel San José
Yellow Card81
10
NenêNenê
Yellow Card23
Penalty84
7
David LópezDavid López
Goal55
Yellow Card89
12
BodmerMathieu Bodmer
Goal41
Substitution77
8
A. IturraspeAnder Iturraspe
15
LuganoDiego Lugano
11
GabilondoIgor Gabilondo
Substitution69
19
GameiroKevin Gameiro
Substitution75
15
IraolaAndoni Iraola (C)
22
ArmandSylvain Armand
17
Íñigo PérezÍñigo Pérez
Goal85
25
BahebeckJean-Christophe Bahebeck
Substitution65
23
EkizaBorja Ekiza
Yellow Card15
Substitution88
27
PastoreJavier Pastore
Goal21
28
Ibai GómezIbai Gómez
Yellow Card12

Substitutes

30
SiriguSalvatore Sirigu (GK)
1
Gorka IraizozGorka Iraizoz (GK)
3
SakhoMamadou Sakho
12
KoikiliKoikili
4
BiševacMilan Biševac
14
SusaetaMarkel Susaeta
Substitution60
9
HoarauGuillaume Hoarau
Substitution65
Goal90
19
MuniainIker Muniain
Substitution69
11
Mevlüt ErdinçMevlüt Erdinç
Substitution77
27
Guillermo FernándezGuillermo Fernández
23
SissokoMohamed Sissoko
31
RamalhoJonás Ramalho
26
JalletChristophe Jallet
Substitution75
32
Ruiz De Galarreta Iñigo Ruiz De Galarreta
Substitution88

Coach

Antoine Kombouaré (FRA) Marcelo Bielsa (ARG)

Referee

Matej Jug (SVN)

Assistant referees

Matej Žunič (SVN), Milan Kogej (SVN)

Fourth official

Mitja Žganec (SVN)

Additional assistant referees

Slavko Vinčić (SVN), Davor Drecnik (SVN)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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