Tuesday December 4, 2012 Group Stage: Group A Finished Parc des Princes

Paris Saint-Germain 2 - 1 FC Porto

  • Thiago Silva 29’
  • Lavezzi 61’
  • Martinez 33’

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  1. Champions League - PSG top group after Helton howler

    Champions League - PSG top group after Helton howler

    Paris St-Germain secured top spot in Group A after a second half goalkeeping error by Helton handed the French side a 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes. More

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    Time:90'
    • Paris Saint-Germain
    • FC Porto
    • 90+4' FT PSG 2-1 Porto
    • 90+3' That was the chance for Porto. Rodriguez's free-kick picks out Otamendi, but he heads wide.
    • 90+2' Mangala goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90+1' Rodriguez is fouled outside the PSG box. Handbags ensue.
    • 90' Danilo goes into the book for a foul.
    • 89' PSG sub: Nene on, Pastore off
    • 88' Pastore comes close again, glancing a header inches wide.
    • 87' How has Ibrahimovic missed? Pastore forces Helton to parry straight to Ibrahimovic with a venomous volley, but Ibrahimovic's shot from six yards out is blocked. Had to score.
    • 86' PSG sub: Jallet on, Menez off
    • 85' Porto sub: Atsu on, Varela off
    • 84' Rodriguez is booked for dissent.
    • 83' Thiago Silva goes into the book for a foul on Martinez.
    • 82' Ibrahimovic is released down the left. He cuts inside and fires straight into the first defender, despite having Pastore and Menez in support.
    • 81' PSG beginning to look very comfortable. Porto struggling to trouble the French side's defence.
    • 80' Van der Wiel sends another dangerous cross into the Porto box but, after a moment of confusion at the back, Otamendi heads clear.
    • 79' Porto's attacks just lacking a final ball, as Danilo's cross fails to get past Maxwell.
    • 78' Wasteful by Ibrahimovic, as he cuts into space 30 yards out but blazes a shot high and very wide.
    • 77' 13 minutes to go for Porto to score the goal that would see them regain top spot in Group A.
    • 76' PSG sub: Verratti on, Lavezzi off
    • 75' Lavezzi goes into the book for a foul on Sandro.
    • 74' Menez races into the box to reach van der Wiel's excellent low cross, but Otamendi intercepts at the expense of a corner.
    • 73' Moutinho looks long for Martinez, but Sirigu is quick off his line. PSG looking stronger at the back in this second half.
    • 72' Porto sub: Defour on, Fernando off.
    • 71' Both Martinez and Gonzalez know that was a huge chance.
    • 70' Big chance for Porto! Jackson Martinez is put through, but Sirigu races off his line to smother well - before Lucho Gonzalez fires over from 20 yards with the goal at his mercy.
    • 69' Rodriguez tries his luck from 25 yards, but Sirigu has it covered and catches easily.
    • 68' Moutinho's pass is intercepted on the edge of the PSG box and Porto break. Menez receives the ball on the right, cuts inside, but screws his low shot wide of the near post.
    • 67' Lucho Gonzalez tries to force a corner, but Maxwell does his job at left back.
    • 66' It's all Porto now, but PSG are looking resolute at the back.
    • 65' Jackson Martinez is put clean through but the flag is up. Seemed like a close call.
    • 64' Porto have 25 minutes to find a goal, as a concerned Vitor Pereira watches on from his technical area.
    • 63' PSG have been the better side, but that would be a cruel way for Porto to relinquish top spot in Group A.
    • 62' GOAL! Lavezzi scores for PSG! It's a real howler by Helton as Lavezzi's low shot somehow squeezes under Helton's body after keeper seemed to have it covered at his near post. A moment to forget for the keeper.
    • 61' However, Menez maintains the pressure with a corner.
    • 60' Ibrahimovic almost picks out Alex with a smart nod down, but Porto clear.
    • 59' Lavezzi races down the right and keeps the ball in well and squeezes in a cross towards Ibrahimovic. It doesn't reach the Swede, but PSG maintaining the pressure.
    • 58' The home fans doing their bit to lift PSG, who need to find some inspiration from somewhere.
    • 57' Lavezzi battles his way down the right, but Sandro keeps him at bay. Lavezzi hasn't had a big impact so far tonight.
    • 56' Lucho Gonzalez gets a lucky break and bursts forward, but Alex sweeps up again. Porto not risking much tonight. Of course, a draw is enough for them to top Group A.
    • 55' Both sides giving the ball away cheaply as things get a little scrappy here.
    • 54' The free-kick is swung in and Sirigu initially drops it, but claims at the second time of asking.
    • 53' Pastore commits a needless foul on Otamendi, and Porto have a chance to whip a good ball in from the right.
    • 52' PSG really pressing at the start of this second half.
    • 51' So close! Menez cuts in from the right and fires a powerful low shot at goal from 15 yards, but Helton does well to make the save from point-blank range.
    • 50' Fantastic composure by Thiago Silva, who intercepts a Porto move at the perfect time.
    • 49' Ibrahimovic gets a sight at goal, but the flag is up.
    • 48' Rodriguez and Martinez combine well, but Alex intercepts as Rodriguez thries to thread a pass through.
    • 47' Pastore releases Menez with a perfect through ball, but Otamendi makes a fabulous block as Menez pulls the trigger.
    • 46' SECOND HALF. Porto get us back underway.
    • 45' HT PSG 1-1 Porto
    • 44' Lavezzi is chopped down by Moutinho, who is lucky not to see yellow.
    • 43' Ibrahimovic almost scores with the strangest of headers! Silva flicks on Menez's corner to the Swede, who gets down low to send a dipping header towards goal, forcing Helton to tip over.
    • 42' Ibrahimovic forces another PSG corner.
    • 41' Another chance for Porto, as Fernando rises high in the box but sends a free header wide.
    • 40' Moutinho and Danilo combine well on the edge of the box to tee up Rodriguez, who bends a beautiful shot towards the top left corner - but Sirigu saves well.
    • 39' Lavezzi bursts down the right again, but he can't quite find the waiting Ibrahimovic with his low cross.
    • 38' PSG are edging possession, 51% to 49%. It's been a very even game here in Paris.
    • 37' Home fans growing frustrated that PSG are so slack at the back. Moutinho beginning to exert his influence on the game.
    • 36' This time PSG defend it well, clearing at the near post.
    • 35' Porto continuing to press as Sandro forces a corner on the left that Moutinho is trotting over to take.
    • 34' PSG were ahead for barely four minutes.
    • 33' GOAL! Martinez equalises for Porto! PSG fall asleep at the back as Danilo is given space to cross from the right. He picks out Martinez, who stoops low to head in at the far post. 1-1.
    • 32' Porto have responded well to going behind.
    • 31' Rodriguez in the thick of the action again as he drives into the box from the right wing, but Thiago Silva is back doing his defensive work and sweeps up.
    • 30' Porto win a free-kick 30 yards from goal, but Rodriguez powers the dead ball into the top of the PSG wall.
    • 29' The goal has been coming, and now Porto are forced to attack the home side.
    • 28' GOAL! Thiago Silva scores for PSG! Simple as you like, as the PSG captain steals a yard at the far post to power his header past Helton from Maxwell's pinpoint free-kick.
    • 27' PSG have a chance from the free-kick just outside the box, to be taken by Maxwell.
    • 26' Otamendi is the first name in the book tonight, guilty of a chop on Menez.
    • 25' Porto just doing enough to unsettle PSG, but it seems like only a matter of time before the home side make the breakthrough.
    • 24' Ibrahimovic volleys wide! A deep cross picked out the Swede at the far post, but he coul;d only volley wide of the far post. A difficult chance, but the striker looks dismayed that he's not hit the target.
    • 23' Great play by Lavezzi, who holds off Sandro to drive into the box and force another PSG corner.
    • 22' Alex attacks it again, but this time the whistle blows for a foul against Ibrahimovic.
    • 21' PSG piling on the pressure with these corners, and they force yet another.
    • 20' Alex finds himself in unfamiliar territory in the Porto box. He's unable to shoot but Pastore does, and his effort is deflected out for a corner.
    • 19' Menez makes a superb run down the right but is hacked down. Still no yellow cards.
    • 18' Alex meets Menez's corner, but his goalbound downward header is held by Helton.
    • 17' Van der Wiel does well again down that right side, and forces another PSG corner.
    • 16' Martinez takes a high ball down brilliantly and fires a low cross across the face of the PSG goal, but there's no one waiting in the box.
    • 15' Porto have steadied the ship after a shaky start.
    • 14' Moutinho picks out Lucho Gonzalez with a beautifully weighted through ball, but Alex is in close attention.
    • 13' Danilo drives into the box, but fails to get the ball back after a 1-2 with Varela.
    • 12' Jackson Martinez creates some space 20 yards out and fires a lovely shot at goal that deflects just wide of the PSG goal for a Porto corner. Porto's first of the game.
    • 11' Menez cushions a cross into Pastore's path, but Sandro gets across at the expense of another corner.
    • 10' Alex attacks the corner, but his header is wayward and Porto clear.
    • 9' Ibrahimovic releases Menez, who throws himself to the floor in search of a penalty. The referee isn't interested - but PSG get a corner.
    • 8' PSG looking far more constructive with the ball. Porto seeing more of it, but doing little to harm the French side.
    • 7' Van der Wiel catches Rodriguez late, and the Dutchman is lucky not to go into the book there.
    • 6' Porto enjoying their first spell of possession in the game, but are looking very tentative here. Struggling to get out of their own half.
    • 5' Van der Wiel gets forward down the right, but his dangerous cross is helf well by Helton.
    • 4' Porto are on the back foot early on.
    • 3' Ibrahimovic so close! Pastore is released down the left flank by Menez and Ibrahimovic, at full stretch, pokes Pastore's low cross just wide.
    • 2' PSG enjoying some early possession. A logn ball is played up to Ibrahimovic, who fouls Otamendi.
    • 1' KICK OFF. PSG get us underway.
    • 19.40 The players are emerging from the tunnel. We are five minutes away from kick off at the Parc des Princes.
    • 19.35 Will PSG get the win they need? Tweet me your prediction
    • 19.30 Porto coach Vitor Pereira: "I haven't thought yet about who we might get in the round of 16. Right now I'm focused on winning this match, to get top spot and to please our fans, and the Portuguese community in France. Jeremy Menez and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are great players, but they can't win the match without the support they need from their team-mates."
    • 19.25 PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti: "The criticisms levelled at PSG are deserved. Everyone at the club is sorry, because we have not made a good start to the season. But the league isn't over, and we're already through to the next phase of the Champions League. We can make progress, and I'm only focused on finding the right solution. But I have a good feeling about this match."
    • 19.20 At the same time, Porto finished their home fixtures with a perfect three wins out of three – only the second time they had achieved that and the first since the 1999/2000 first group stage – by beating Dinamo Zagreb 3-0. Joao Moutinho was the architect of the success, setting up goals for Lucho Gonzalez and Silvestre Varela each side of scoring himself.
    • 19.15 PSG won 2-0 at FC Dynamo Kiev on matchday five to join the Portuguese champions in the knockout rounds. It came courtesy of two goals – his first for the club – in seven minutes each side of half-time from Ezequiel Lavezzi.
    • 19.10 The winning side at the Parc des Princes will finish on top of Group A although a draw will be enough for Porto to hold off Paris Saint-Germain, who need three points to overtake their opponents.
    • 19.05 PSG: Sirigu, Van der Wiel, Alex, Thiago Silva (c), Maxwell, Chantome, Matuidi, Pastore, Menez, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi... Subs: Douchez, Sakho, Armand, Jallet, Sissoko, Nene, Verratti. /// PORTO: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Lucho Gonzalez (c), Fernando, Moutinho, Rodriguez, Martinez, Varela... Subs: Fabiano, Miguel Lopes, Ba, Andre Castro, Defour, Kleber, Atsu.
    • 19.00 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of this final Champions League group match between Paris Saint-Germain and Porto.
  • Summary

    • 88' Pastore comes close again, glancing a header inches wide.
    • 87' How has Ibrahimovic missed? Pastore forces Helton to parry straight to Ibrahimovic with a venomous volley, but Ibrahimovic's shot from six yards out is blocked. Had to score.
    • 70' Big chance for Porto! Jackson Martinez is put through, but Sirigu races off his line to smother well - before Lucho Gonzalez fires over from 20 yards with the goal at his mercy.
    • 62' GOAL! Lavezzi scores for PSG! It's a real howler by Helton as Lavezzi's low shot somehow squeezes under Helton's body after keeper seemed to have it covered at his near post. A moment to forget for the keeper.
    • 51' So close! Menez cuts in from the right and fires a powerful low shot at goal from 15 yards, but Helton does well to make the save from point-blank range.
    • 47' Pastore releases Menez with a perfect through ball, but Otamendi makes a fabulous block as Menez pulls the trigger.
    • 43' Ibrahimovic almost scores with the strangest of headers! Silva flicks on Menez's corner to the Swede, who gets down low to send a dipping header towards goal, forcing Helton to tip over.
    • 40' Moutinho and Danilo combine well on the edge of the box to tee up Rodriguez, who bends a beautiful shot towards the top left corner - but Sirigu saves well.
    • 33' GOAL! Martinez equalises for Porto! PSG fall asleep at the back as Danilo is given space to cross from the right. He picks out Martinez, who stoops low to head in at the far post. 1-1.
    • 28' GOAL! Thiago Silva scores for PSG! Simple as you like, as the PSG captain steals a yard at the far post to power his header past Helton from Maxwell's pinpoint free-kick.
    • 24' Ibrahimovic volleys wide! A deep cross picked out the Swede at the far post, but he coul;d only volley wide of the far post. A difficult chance, but the striker looks dismayed that he's not hit the target.
    • 3' Ibrahimovic so close! Pastore is released down the left flank by Menez and Ibrahimovic, at full stretch, pokes Pastore's low cross just wide.
    • 19.05 PSG: Sirigu, Van der Wiel, Alex, Thiago Silva (c), Maxwell, Chantome, Matuidi, Pastore, Menez, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi... Subs: Douchez, Sakho, Armand, Jallet, Sissoko, Nene, Verratti. /// PORTO: Helton, Danilo, Otamendi, Mangala, Alex Sandro, Lucho Gonzalez (c), Fernando, Moutinho, Rodriguez, Martinez, Varela... Subs: Fabiano, Miguel Lopes, Ba, Andre Castro, Defour, Kleber, Atsu.
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Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Paris Saint-Germain

    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

  • FC Porto

    Manager: Vítor Pereira

  • Line-up

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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      8.2 8
      Defenders
      6.2 8
      Yellow Card 6.5 7
      Goal Yellow Card 7.8 8
      6.7 8
      Midfielders
      7.6 7
      6.6 7
      Substitution Out88′ 6.9 9
      Strikers
      Substitution Out86′ 6.7 8
      Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out77′ 7.2 7
      6.8 6
      Subs
      Substitution In86′ 7.3 -
      Substitution In88′ 7.7 -
      Substitution In77′ 7.4 -
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      4.3 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 4.4 7
      Yellow Card 4.5 8
      Yellow Card 4.4 6
      Substitution Out85′ 4.5 7
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out71′ 4.4 6
      5.3 6
      5.2 8
      Strikers
      Yellow Card 4.9 7
      Substitution Out85′ 5 5
      Goal 5.6 7
      Subs
      Substitution In71′ 3.4 6
      Substitution In85′ 2.1 -
      Substitution In85′ 2 -

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  1. or 3-1 porto pastore 22 martinez 30 57 73

    From Jordan, on Tue 4 Dec 19:25
  2. 2-0 psg nene 31 ibrahimovic 64

    From Jordan, on Tue 4 Dec 12:37
  3. porto 2-0 paris saint-germain

    From rocky, on Mon 3 Dec 17:15
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