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Thursday, 24 October 2013

Player Ratings: Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain


 
Played
October 23, 2013 7:45 PM WAT
Stade Constant Vanden Stock — Bruxelles (Brussel)
Referee:‬ David Fernández‎
Attendance:‬ 18465‎
 
 

Player Ratings: Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain

Goal runs the rule over the players on show at Constant Vanden Stock as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four to lead Laurent Blanc's men to a huge win

By Mohammed Ali

  • Thomas Kaminski
    3
    0

    Thomas Kaminski

    The 21-year-old endured a torrid time on his birthday, being overrun by the might of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and his stunning finishes. Nevertheless, made a couple of saves to keep the score at 5-0.
  • Fabrice N'Sakala
    1
    3

    Fabrice N'Sakala

    The former Troyes defender struggled throughout this evening, failing to really offer a threat on the flanks, and leaving gaping pockets of space in which PSG utilised.
  • Bram Nuytinck
    2
    1

    Bram Nuytinck

    Like N'Sakala, guilty of poor movement and allowing PSG to really threaten in the first half. One or two good interceptions, but allowed Ibrahimovic the space and time to operate.
  • Cheikhou   Kouyaté
    1
    2

    Cheikhou Kouyaté

    The centre-back was another that failed to really deal with the Parisien forwards this evening. Didn't really highlight confidence in his defensive abilities.
  • C. Mbemba
    1
    2

    C. Mbemba

    Didn't make an impact on the right, occasionally offering some sort of threat on the right-hand side. Below-par, at best.
  • Dennis Praet
    0
    2

    Dennis Praet

    The midfielder struggled up against the trio of Matuidi, Motta and Verratti who bossed possession for PSG. Couldn't instigate any clear cut chances.
  • Sacha Kljestan
    1
    2

    Sacha Kljestan

    The USA international was rather disappointing this evening, failing to really assert himself. Struck a shot well wide of Sirigu's goal in one of Anderlecht's key chances.
  • Guillaume Gillet
    1
    1

    Guillaume Gillet

    The Belgian side's captain only featured intermittently, and spurned one of the few clear chances that came his way. Operating just behind the striker, he really should've scored in the first half.
  • Yoeri Tielemans
    0
    2

    Yoeri Tielemans

    You could forgive the 16-year-old in being starstruck for much of the evening, but young Tielemans endured a mixed 90 minutes. His set-pieces were a low point, failing to utilise them sufficiently to pose problems.
  • Matias Suarez
    1
    4

    Matias Suarez Flop of the Match

    The Argentine disappointed in a rather poor first half. Wasteful most of the time, despite seeing much of the ball. His evening was curtailed after being replaced at half-time
  • Aleksandar Mitrović
    7
    1

    Aleksandar Mitrović

    The Serbian striker saw one clear chance for most of the evening, with a goal bound header saved well by Sirigu. Service dried up after Suarez's replacement at half-time.

Substitutions

  • Luka Milivojević
    3
    1

    Luka Milivojević

    Made a brief impact off the bench with a top strike which Sirigu needed to parry behind.
  • G. Cyriac
    0
    1

    G. Cyriac

    Another substitute who injected life into his flagging side. Should've scored late on, had it not been for the goalkeeper.
  • Frank Acheampong
    2
    3

    Frank Acheampong

    Replaced Suarez at half-time, and involved himself well in Anderlecht's attacking ventures. Somewhat profligate nonetheless.
  • Salvatore Sirigu
    9
    0

    Salvatore Sirigu

    The talented goalkeeper continued to inspire at the back with a couple of stunning saves to keep Anderlecht at arm's length.
  • Marquinhos
    6
    0

    Marquinhos

    No Champions League goal from the young Brazilian this time, but Marquinhos produced another assured, if unassuming performance at the back.
  • Alex
    9
    1

    Alex

    The centre-back maintained his side's clean sheet, but questions remain whether Alex is beginning to show signs of susceptibility at the back, as was the case tonight.
  • Maxwell
    7
    1

    Maxwell

    A powerful performance from Maxwell who made the left flank his own, limiting Anderlecht's influence down that avenue. Great movement and positioning too.
  • Gregory van der Wiel
    21
    1

    Gregory van der Wiel

    Tonight confirms Van der Wiel's conversion into being a key part of this PSG side. A stunning first 30 minutes, picking up two assists, and marauded forward to test Kaminski himself. Defensively assured too.
  • Thiago Motta
    8
    1

    Thiago Motta

    Motta continues to dictate and lead from midfield, and once more produced a strong showing in the middle. Great passing combinations and link ups with his midfield partners.
  • Blaise Matuidi
    10
    1

    Blaise Matuidi

    The France international got the better of Praet in the midfield battle, and highlighted his dynamism, searching for, and then utilising the pockets of space left by a rather shoddy defence.
  • Marco Verratti
    17
    1

    Marco Verratti

    The key orchestrator in the PSG midfield, and it was highlighted more than once how his important passing ranges benefited les Parisiens greatly. Bamboozled the defence constantly,
  • Edinson  Cavani
    15
    6

    Edinson Cavani

    Shrugged off a rather inconsistent start to bag himself a well-taken goal and participate well in the approach play. Should've had a second in stoppage time, though ruled out for offside.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    158
    3

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic Top of the Match

    Emulated the likes of Lionel Messi with a four-goal haul in the Champions League in one of his best performances. Bullied and manipulated the Anderlecht defence, Arguably the most in-form striker in world football. His third goal was incredible.
  • Ezequiel Lavezzi
    11
    2

    Ezequiel Lavezzi

    Left out wide for much of the evening, Lavezzi struggled to really make a sustained impact in Brussels.. Linked superbly with Maxwell, but didn't test the goalkeeper much at all. Subbed for Lucas.

Substitutions

  • Zoumana Camara
    2
    1

    Zoumana Camara

    Came on for Alex in the second half.
  • Adrien  Rabiot
    6
    2

    Adrien Rabiot

    Replaced Blaise Matuidi in the second half.
  • Lucas
    7
    0

    Lucas

    Replaced Ezequiel Lavezzi, but didn't have much time to assert himself. --------------- goal.com

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