Wednesday October 24, 2012 Group Stage: Group A Finished Maksimir

Dinamo Zagreb 0 - 2 Paris Saint-Germain

  • Ibrahimovic 32’
  • Menez 43’

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    Time:90'
    • Dinamo Zagreb
    • Paris Saint-Germain
    • 90'+3 Full time, and it proves an easy victory for PSG. Dinamo Zagreb remain without a point and a goal in this season's Champions League.
    • 90'+3 Halilovic does well and Sammir has an effort that is beaten away by Sirigu, then Silva slices a clearance for a corner.
    • 90'+2 Hourau misses a header from two yards out.
    • 90'+1 Halilovic comes on to replace Kovavic. He becomes the second youngest player in the Champions League.
    • 90' Three minutes of added on time.
    • 89' Hoarau is penalised for a push on Vrsaljko as he heads home Ibrahimovic's cross from the right.
    • 88' 16-year-old Zagreb sub Alen Halilovic seems to be getting ready.
    • 87' Calello comes forward and tries an effort from 35 yards, their first attempt on goal of the econd half.
    • 85' And they have put together maybe 25 passes now.
    • 84' PSG have a possession rate of 61 to 39.
    • 83' Vida and Calello keep the ball well, but again there is no final ball from the hoem side.
    • 81' Ibrahimovic attempts another optimistic scissors kick from Jallet's cross, but he is off balance and scoops the ball well over.
    • 80' Silva does well to tackle after a mistake by Sissoko.
    • 78' Thiago Silva sees his downward header from a corner headed onto the crossbar by Brozovic on the goal-line.
    • 77' Menez is replaced by Guillame Hoarau.
    • 76' Menez goes into the box but Simunic does well to tackle at full stretch.
    • 75' Simunic brilliantly reads an attempted Menez through ball to Ibrahimovic, and steps out with the ball.
    • 74' Maxwell's free-kick is headed clear.
    • 73' Vrsalkjo catches Menez, who falls to the floow spectacularly by the left hand corner flag.
    • 71' An extravagant switch of play from left to right finds Jallet, who cushions the ball beautifully for Sissoko to try a first-time effort that has Kelava scrambling at his near post.
    • 70' Ante Rukavina replaces Kop up front for Zagreb.
    • 69' Sirigu gets in a mess with his defender and PSG concede a corner.
    • 68' Matuidi gets a yellow card for a late challenge on Vida.
    • 66' Sammir skips past Sissoko but then the Brazil-born Croat shoots well over the bar.
    • 63' Pastore finds Ibrahimovic after a break down the right, but the Swede tries a ridiculously convoluted chip and lobs the ball over the bar.
    • 61' Calello heads clear Jallet's cross from the right.
    • 60' Sammir's free-kick is blocked by the PSG wall.
    • 59' Bodmer fouls Sammir on the edge of the box, and is immediately replaced by Mohamed Sissoko.
    • 58' Menez tries to find Pastore from the right but for once overhits the ball.
    • 56' Ibra shows great footwork in the area but is eventually crowded out.
    • 55' Pastore wins a throw down the left, but Zagreb are able to clear.
    • 54' Menez ignores Maxwell's run down the left and shoots wastefully over from 30 yards.
    • 53' Vida goes to the floor after running into Bodmer, but he is soon up.
    • 52' Puljic dives into Menez but the referee Firat Aydinus again waves play on.
    • 51' Brozovic gets the ball down the left but his shot is charged down.
    • 50' A god spell of possession from the home side but Thiago Silva mops up from Sammir.
    • 49' Ibrahimovic gets on the end of Matuidi's cross from the left, but Simunic is strong and clears.
    • 48' Adrian Calello replaces Ibanez for Zagreb. Pastore tries a snapshot that hits the side netting.
    • 47' Cop has moved from the wing to a more central position for Zagreb.
    • 46' Zoumana Camara replaces Alex for PSG. The visitors kick off.
    • 45'+1 That is the end of the first-half, with PSG leading 2-0 thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jeremey Menez.
    • 45'+1 Ibra's free-kick is a thunderbolt but straight at Kelava, who punches clear.
    • 45' Vida pulls down Ibrahimovic 25 yards from goal in a central position.
    • 44' There will one additional minute at the end of the first half.
    • 43' That goal came from a quick break following Ibanez losing the ball in the attacking third.
    • 42' GOAL: Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Paris Saint Germain. Pastore breaks through the centre and puts in Menez down the left.The France winger takes on the covering Puljic and shoots through Kelava for his first goal in the Champions League for PSG.
    • 41' Alex puts in Ibrahimovic with a lovely pass from the back, but Puljic is able to clear.
    • 40' Pastore puts in Menez, who cuts inside Sime Vrsaljko, but then falls over his own feet.
    • 39' Menez is caught a long way offside from Ibra's pass down the right channel.
    • 38' Sammir gets the ball with just Alex in front of him in the centre of the goal 25 yards out, but drags his shot wide.
    • 37' Ibra throws a flick at Bodmer's pass, but loses the ball in the area.
    • 36' Menez is caught in the left channel, and it is a free-kick for the visitors.
    • 34' Lots of passing and one touch play by PSG now, but Pastore's pass across the area is cleared.
    • 33' That is typical Ibra. Lazy and sloppy one moment, deadly the next. It is his 30th career goal in the Champions League.
    • 32' GOAL: Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Paris Saint Germain. Ibrahimovic sets up Menez down the left, and the Frenchman outpaces Puljic and cuts back for the Swede to get in front of Vida to poke home.
    • 31' Bodmer lifts the ball in for Ibra who turns Ante Puljic, but his shot is weak and at Kelava.
    • 30' The half hour mark passes with Zagreb again clearing from near their box. More casual stuff from Ibra.
    • 28' PSG are overcasual down the right, and concede a throw in.
    • 27' The referee plays on after a PSG foul on the edge of the area, but it comes to nothing with Cop unable to get a shot on goal.
    • 26' Zagreb build well but Mateo Kovavic's pass to Luis Ibanez is overhit.
    • 25' Ibrahimovic is put in by a clever backheel from Verratti, but blazes over from close range with Simunic screaming for an offside flag that never comes.
    • 24' Ibra wins a corner for PSG down the right, but Menez is unable to beat Josip Pivanic with the cross.
    • 23' Brozovic's fine pass finds Sammir down the left, but Cop's eventual shot is well wide.
    • 22' Menez pops up on the left and finds Javier Pastore, but Zagreb clear.
    • 21' Zagreb break but the PSG defence holds firm.
    • 20' Menez does brilliantly to find space in the area as he cuts back on Brozovic from Christophe Jallet's pass, but Kelava manages to block unconvincingly.
    • 20' Cop breaks down the left but he is bundled out of it by Matuidi.
    • 19' Bodmer heads Menez's corner well wide of the near post.
    • 18' Ibra's cross deflects off Simunic and it goes for a corner. The Swede complains at the lack of movement from his team-mates.
    • 16' Ibra loses the ball and Zagreb break, but Verratti comes back to tackle Sammir on the edge of the area.
    • 14' Bodmer finds Ibra who does a spectacular flying backheel that puts in Maxwell. Alas the Swede was coming back from an offside position as he made the flick.
    • 13' Sammir runs across the edge of the area and sets up Duje Cop in the left channel, but his shot is weak and at Sirigu.
    • 12' PSG buil from the back again but then Ibra is sloppy 30 yards from goal and concedes possession.
    • 11' Jeremy Menez does brilliantly to find space on the edge of the area, but Mathieu Bodmer's deliberate sidefooted shot is straight at the goalkeeper.
    • 10' Matuidi breaks for PSG but Simunic clears for a throw.
    • 8' PSG back on the attack, but Alex loses the ball and Verrati is booked for fouling Sammir on the break.
    • 7' Sammir's free-kick deflects for a corner, and PSG goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has to be smart to flick the ball clear from the set-piece.
    • 6' Marco Verratti gets a talking to for a hack on Marcelo Brozovic after a Zagreb break.
    • 5' Matuidi is in lots of space down the left, but Ibrahimovic's eventual shot is beaten away by Kelava.
    • 4' Zagreb force a corner, and Domagoj Vida heads over at the near post.
    • 3' The Dynamo defence switch off as Blaise Matuidi passes through the centre, but Ibrahimovic fails to beat Zagreb goalkeeper Ivan Kelava from close range.
    • 2' Good start for the vistors, with plenty of possession in midfield, before Menez takes over.
    • 1' Zagreb kick off from right to left in dark shirts. PSG are in their away kit of white.
    • 19:44 PSG are back in the Champions League for the first time since 2004. Zagreb conceded a record 22 goals in their six group stage defeats last year.
    • 19:41 There are fewer than 5,000 fans in the stadium. The hardcore supporters are boycotting European games in protest at the policies of the club president.
    • 19:41 The teams are in the tunnel, with the PSG players looking relaxed. Ibra was leaning nonchalantly against the wall!
    • 19:35 Zagreb make four changes from the team that lost to Dynamo Kyiv in Matchday Two.
    • 19:34 Zagreb are a very young team, with all the players under the age of 25 apart from Josep Simunic. PSG have only two players under the age of 25.
    • 19:15 DINAMO ZAGREB: Kelava; Puljic, Ibanez, Simunic, Vrsaljko, Vida, Mateo Kovacic, Sammir, Pivaric, Brozovic, Cop...Subs: Mitrovic, Tonel, Adrián, Calello, Alispahic, Beqiraj, Rukavina, Halilovic.///PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN: Sirigu; Thiago Silva, Alex, Maxwell, Jallet, Menez, Bodmer, Matuidi, Verratti, Pastore, Ibrahimovic...Subs: Douchez, Camara, Armand, Van Der Wiel, Sissoko, Hoarau, Gameiro.
    • 19:12 PSG centre-back Mamadou Sakho suffered a late knock against Reims on Saturday is unavailable, as are Clement Chantome (thigh), Ezequiel Lavezzi (groin) and Thiago Motta (not match fit).
    • 19:07 "I do not know what we can do in this competition. I trust, and I hope, we can go very far this year," Ancelotti said.
    • 19:05 PSG coach Carlo Ancelotti is wary of the threat that the Croatian pose in Wednesday's match, but admits that his expensively-assembled team are an unknown quantity in Europe.
    • 19:04 Dinamo Zagreb are yet to earn a single point in their Champions League campaign this year, having lost 2-0 at home to Porto and 2-0 away to Dynamo Kyiv.
    • 19:00 PSG suffered their first defeat of the season against FC Porto on Champions League Matchday Two when beaten 1-0 in Portugal. However, they beat Dynamo Kyiv 4-1 at home on Matchday One and sit in second place in Group A on three points.
    • 18:56 Welcome to live coverage of the Champions Group A clash between Dinamo Zagreb and Paris Saint-Germain at Stadion Maksimir.
  • Summary

    • 42' GOAL: Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Paris Saint Germain. Pastore breaks through the centre and puts in Menez down the left.The France winger takes on the covering Puljic and shoots through Kelava for his first goal in the Champions League for PSG.
    • 32' GOAL: Dinamo Zagreb 0-1 Paris Saint Germain. Ibrahimovic sets up Menez down the left, and the Frenchman outpaces Puljic and cuts back for the Swede to get in front of Vida to poke home.
    • 19:15 DINAMO ZAGREB: Kelava; Puljic, Ibanez, Simunic, Vrsaljko, Vida, Mateo Kovacic, Sammir, Pivaric, Brozovic, Cop...Subs: Mitrovic, Tonel, Adrián, Calello, Alispahic, Beqiraj, Rukavina, Halilovic.///PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN: Sirigu; Thiago Silva, Alex, Maxwell, Jallet, Menez, Bodmer, Matuidi, Verratti, Pastore, Ibrahimovic...Subs: Douchez, Camara, Armand, Van Der Wiel, Sissoko, Hoarau, Gameiro.
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