RSC Anderlecht vs Paris Saint-Germain

Current Score

  • RSC Anderlecht 0
  • Paris Saint-Germain 5

Match Profile

  • Time 5:45 AM AEDT 24 October 2013
  • League UEFA Champions League
  • Venue Stade Constant Vanden Stock
  • Attendance 18,465
Goal Scorers
Goal Scorers
  • Z. Ibrahimovic
    • 17minutes
    • 22minutes
    • 36minutes
    • 62minutes
  • E. Cavani
    • 51minutes
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 0
Team Statistics
  • Goals at Half-time 3

Match Commentary

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90 COMMENT CAVANI! A fantastic finish, a wonderful strike into the net. But it's offside! Verratti with the long ball, and you can just see Cavani attemtping to track back to meet it. He does, but not quickly enough, as Mbemba pulls a face of anguish.
90 COMMENT TWO additional minutes in Brussels.
90 COMMENT FULL-TIME: Anderlecht 0-5 Paris Saint-Germain. Three out of three for PSG, who continue to sweep all before them.
89 COMMENT CYRIAC! Wonderful stop from Sirigu. Falls invitingly for the Ivorian, who powers low, but the Italy goalkeeper gets down quickly to parry it away.
88 COMMENT LUCAS! Kaminski with another stop to deny PSG from extending their lead at Constant Vanden Stock.
86 COMMENT IBRAHIMOVIC! He's denied again! And again! Two wonderful saves from Thomas Kaminski to deny the Swede, who was teed in Cavani. Low shot, thwarted twice!
86 COMMENT Elsewhere in Group C, Benfica have levelled against Olympiakos through Oscar Cardozo, in a rain-affected match. That would see PSG extend their lead at the top.
84 COMMENT Lucas Moura is offside, after latching onto another superb lofted ball from Verratti. The tempo has decreased considerably, and the match has an air of finality about it - five minutes stoppage time to go.
83 COMMENT Ball given away by Cavani, as Syriac attempts to drive open the defence, but a poor pass sees his chances fade immediately. Verratt on the ball now.
81 COMMENT IBRAHIMOVIC! The Swede just won't rest, looking for number five. He attempts to divert the ball into the top left hand corner, but it's an easy take for the goalkeeper.
80 COMMENT Into the final ten minutes in Brussels, and Anderlecht now lead the shot count by ten to eight. Surprising, if the scoreline wasn't 0-5.
77 COMMENT Gillet, the Anderlecht captain attempts to reinvigorate his side, trying his luck, but Rabiot the substitute maintains his composure with a superb block in midfield.
76 COMMENT IBRAHIMOVIC! A chance to join Lionel Messi in the Champions League record books, but his flick on lands on top of goal. A shame that, given his near 100% record in front of goal tonight.
75 COMMENT KLJESTAN! Wide, and not even close to troubling Sirigu. The American midfielder has had an off night in midfield, overrun by his counterparts from France.
74 COMMENT Milivojevi?! What a strike, an instant introduction from the substitute who wins a corner after thumping a superb effort towards goal, only for it to be tipped away by Sirigu. Corner.
72 SO Substitute out A. Mitrović of RSC Anderlecht
72 SI Substitute in G. Cyriac of RSC Anderlecht
72 SO Substitute out D. Praet of RSC Anderlecht
72 SI Substitute in L. Milivojević of RSC Anderlecht
72 COMMENT SUBSTITUTION - Anderlecht: Milivojevi? (in) - Praet (out)
72 COMMENT G. Cyriac comes on for A. Mitrovi?.
72 COMMENT L. Milivojevi? enters the game and replaces D. Praet.
71 SO Substitute out E. Lavezzi of Paris Saint-Germain
71 SI Substitute in Lucas of Paris Saint-Germain
71 COMMENT Lucas enters play, replacing E. Lavezzi.
71 COMMENT SUBSTITUTION: PSG: Lucas (in) - Lavezzi (out)
70 COMMENT Both sides are preparing substitutions - with Ezequiel Lavezzi preparing to come off.
68 COMMENT PSG are within sight of breaking the record for the biggest away win in the Champions League. That honour rests with their arch rivals Marseille, who beat Zilina 7-0 in 2010.
66 COMMENT It's damage limitation if anything for the Belgian champions who are heading for one of their biggest defeats in their recent history. Just over 20 minutes to go.
64 COMMENT Anderlecht have been well and truly defeated here. Unable to even come anywhere near Ibrahimovic, who picks up another stunning, and fabulous four goal haul. John van den Brom's men barely have the answer!
63 SO Substitute out B. Matuidi of Paris Saint-Germain
63 SI Substitute in A. Rabiot of Paris Saint-Germain
63 COMMENT A. Rabiot enters play, replacing B. Matuidi.
63 COMMENT SUBSTITUTION - PSG: Blaise Matuidi departs, replaced by Adrien Rabiot.
62 AS Assist by Thiago Motta (Paris Saint-Germain)
62 G GOAL (Paris Saint-Germain): Scored by Z. Ibrahimovic
62 COMMENT Assist by Thiago Motta.
62 COMMENT GOAL! PSG 5-0! IBRAHIMOVIC HAS FOUR! What a night. What a night for the 32-year-old. Another stunning finish, right on an acute angle, and powers it into the other end. Kaminski? No chance.
61 COMMENT Anderlecht continuing to pose a few problems for the visitors, and Camara is forced to really get his body in front of an Achaempong strike. PSG get the ball away.
60 COMMENT Free-kick PSG. Mitrovic actually has the ball in the net, after challenging Sirigu for the aerial ball, and winning it. But referee David Fernandez Borbalan has signalled for a free-kick. Cue the howls and jeers.
58 COMMENT Tempo's just dropped off that little bit in the intervening minutes, as the foul count begins to rise, as Kljestan is penalised for a challenge on the defender.
56 COMMENT Ghanaian midfielder Frank Acheampong attempting to test the goalkeeper with a powerful effort, well blocked by Van der Wiel, who gets around well to thwart the substitute.
55 SO Substitute out Alex of Paris Saint-Germain
55 SI Substitute in Z. Camara of Paris Saint-Germain
55 COMMENT SUBSTITUTION - PSG: Zoumana Camara comes on for Alex.
55 COMMENT Alex is done for the day. Z. Camara is his replacement.
54 COMMENT Matuidi attempting to create a chance of his own on the edge of the area, but Nuytinck intervenes in time to deny the midfielder. PSG readying a substitution, their first of the game.
53 YC Yellow card awarded to F. N'Sakala of RSC Anderlecht
53 COMMENT Free-kick PSG, taken by Ibrahimovic - and it's such a venomous strike that it's knocked the goalkeeper off his feet, attempting to parry that away. Powerful stuff.
53 COMMENT F. N'Sakala goes into the referee's book.
52 COMMENT PSG sniffing for a fifth already, as soon as play is restarted. Cavani on the edge of the area, attempting to pull the trigger before being fouled on the line by Fabrice N'Sakala. He is booked, the former Troyes defender.
51 AS Assist by B. Matuidi (Paris Saint-Germain)
51 G GOAL (Paris Saint-Germain): Scored by E. Cavani
51 COMMENT The assist came from B. Matuidi.
51 COMMENT GOAL! ANDERLECHT 0-4 PSG - CAVANI! The Uruguayan gets himself on the scoresheet for the first time this evening,converting superbly from Matuidi's assist. Out of sight now.
49 COMMENT Some news regarding this group's other game - Benfica-Olympiakos in Lisbon, which is likely to be abandoned due to heavy rain. Pitch is severely deteriorating.
48 COMMENT GILLET! Nervous moments for les Parisiens, who are beginning to lose a bit of confidence. Gillet gets a shot away, and it's awkwardly turned around by Salvatore Sirigu.
47 COMMENT Already some pressure from Anderlecht in this second half, winning three corners in succession, though neither of which have threatened Salvatore Sirigu. Set-pieces are a problem for the hosts.
46 SO Substitute out M. Suárez of RSC Anderlecht
46 SI Substitute in F. Acheampong of RSC Anderlecht
46 COMMENT UNDERWAY IN BRUSSELS! Anderlecht will be hoping for some sort of damage limitation in this second period.
46 COMMENT M. Suárez is done for the day. F. Acheampong is his replacement.
46 COMMENT SUBSTITUTION - Matias Suarez comes off for Frank Acheampong (Anderlecht).
45 COMMENT HALF-TIME: Anderlecht 0-3 Paris Saint-Germain.
43 COMMENT Anderlecht now enjoying a sustained period of possession at the other end, and have won a corner. Taken by Tielemans, it's a simple task for the defence to clear.
42 COMMENT Oh, that was a chance for number four. Cavani with the ball, attempting to lift it over for Ibrahimovic, but the ball strays ever so slightly towards Kaminski.
41 COMMENT N'Sakala penalised for a foul on Alex, who has generally found the first half an easy affair with no credible threat from the Belgian champions. Ibrahimovic now operating inside his own half. Searching for goal number four no doubt.
38 COMMENT Anderlecht goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski was earlier quoted in a Belgian newspaper that he wished Ibrahimovic took it easy on him - given he is celebrating his birthday. Clearly, that has not happened!
37 COMMENT This is Zlatan's night. Unbelievable goal to top off probably one of the most productive goal periods in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's career.
36 G GOAL (Paris Saint-Germain): Scored by Z. Ibrahimovic
36 COMMENT GOAL! ANDERLECHT 0-3 PSG - IBRAHIMOVIC! HAT-TRICK! What a goal, and what a hat-trick from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. A superb 25 yard effort that beats Kaminski from distance.
35 COMMENT Edging towards the half-time mark, as Ibrahimovic lurks around the penalty area for his hat-trick. More time afforded to Lavezzi and Cavani out wide.
33 COMMENT Cavani is having a bit of an off night thus far, upstaged by the more mercurial Ibrahimovic. He's failed to control and connect with another defence splitting cross-field pass from Verratti.
32 COMMENT Youri Tielemans reprimanded for a challenge on Thiago Motta, as the 16 year old escapes a booking. Meanwhile,Matuidi and Maxwell combine in an intricate one-two, but Kouyate sees the ball back to his goalkeeper, who clears.
30 COMMENT Nuytinck forced to clear behind under pressure from the Parisien forwards, but Ezequiel Lavezzi's corner delivery fails to materialise into something serious. Over the half-hour mark now.
29 COMMENT Ibrahimovic's two goals tonight means he has eight in the last five games for PSG and Sweden. Can anyone rival that?
27 COMMENT John van den Brom's side have not really offered that much of a threat since going down t Ibahimovic's double. No link towards Mitrovic, and the midfield is being overrun.
25 COMMENT PSG commanding the midfield, and threatening to outpass their opponents. Matuidi and Motta combining well in the middle of the park. A strong showing from the Ligue 1 champions.
23 COMMENT For all of their attacking endeavour from Suarez and co., Anderlecht's back four have been well below par in this first half. Cavani and Ibrahimovic have been beating this defence with ease.
22 AS Assist by G. van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain)
22 G GOAL (Paris Saint-Germain): Scored by Z. Ibrahimovic
22 COMMENT The assist came from G. van der Wiel.
22 COMMENT Goal to PSG, scored by Z. Ibrahimovic!
22 COMMENT GOAL! Anderlecht 0-2 PSG - IBRAHIMOVIC! Anderlecht have been 'Zlataned' for a second time. Almost a carbon copy of the first goal. Another delivery out wide from Van der Wiel, converted well by the Swede in front of a hapless defence.
20 COMMENT VAN DER WIEL! Almost 2-0 there, a lovely dash forward from the right-back, turning a shot away towards Kaminski who provides a strong left-handed save. Corner to the visitors.
19 COMMENT GILLET! There was chance to get right back in the game. Superb run in from Mbemba who drifts in a good cross from out wide. Towards Gillet, coming into the six yard box, he's blasted it way over the bar.
17 AS Assist by G. van der Wiel (Paris Saint-Germain)
17 G GOAL (Paris Saint-Germain): Scored by Z. Ibrahimovic
17 COMMENT G. van der Wiel gave the assist.
17 COMMENT GOAL: Anderlecht 0-1 PSG - IBRAHIMOVIC! He picks up where he left off on Saturday, tapping in from Van der Wiel's superb cross, and past the goalkeeper. Well worked goal for les Parisiens who take the lead.
15 COMMENT Not for the first time this evening Anderlecht's somewhat high defensive line has been breached. Another lofted ball between N'Sakala and Nuytinck sees Cavani latch onto it, but his control lets him down.
14 COMMENT Marquinhos restartsplay from the back, but immediately, the pendulum swings in Anderlecht's favour once more. Suarez again providing the width and pace on the wing, but Motta on hand to avert danger.
12 COMMENT Fabrice N'Sakala races down the left hand wing to try and pick out Gillet on the other side, unable to get his pass through, intercepted by a keenly aware Parisien defence.
12 COMMENT IBRAHIMOVIC! Oh what a howler. Lovely ball from Verratti, runs behind the defence and beats the offside trap this time. Turns the goalkeeper, but inexplicably - it's wide.
10 COMMENT Anderlecht beginning to really get a foothold in this match, and it's reflected by the growing support from their fans. Mitrovic attempts a shot, which is well blocked by Marquinhos.
9 COMMENT Corner, taken by Tielemans is poor, and headed away at the first opportunity. PSG counter at breakneck speed however, but Sascha Kljestan moves into a decent position to check his opponent's run.
7 COMMENT Good burst of pace from Suarez on the left, twisting and turning past his opponents. He attempts a left footed effort, which Sirigu is forced to turn behind for a corner.
6 COMMENT Verratti is dispossessed so cheaply in the middle, but the ball forward is too short for Matias Suarez to connect with, but the Argentine tumbles under the challenge of Gregory van der Wiel.
5 COMMENT MITROVIC! Good header, and a good save from PSG. An early chance for the Belgian hosts, as a swinging cross from the left by Tielemans is met by the Serbian, but Sirigu is equal to it.
4 COMMENT IBRAHIMOVIC! Oh, just offside. Nice possession play from Verratti and Motta, with the former lifting the ball over the defence to give chase. The Swede's run is checked by the linesman's flag.
2 COMMENT PSG imposing themselves in the early stages, as Cavani attempts to square the ball into the area, intercepted by Nuytinck. Anderlecht still yet to really command possession.
1 COMMENT AWAY WE GO IN BRUSSELS! PSG get us going to the customary jeers and boos, that only a Brussels crowd can produce against their opponents from Paris. They're in their white away kit.
0 COMMENT Anderlecht are already facing a fight to make the Champions League last 16, having failed to pick up a point and a goal thus far, with a 3-0 defeat to Olympiakos preceded by a 2-0 loss to Benfica. Can they spring a shock tonight?
0 COMMENT HALF-TIME in Brussels: And there's only one story here at the break. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has struck a scintillating hat-trick to power PSG in front at the break. It's been a stunning performance from the Sweden international.
0 COMMENT Anderlecht: Kaminski, N'Sakala, Nutinck, Kouyaté, MBemba, Praet, Kljestan, Gillet, Tielemans, Suárez, Mitrovi? SUBS: Roef, Deschacht, De Zeeuw, Milivojevi?, Cyriac, Bruno, Acheampong.
0 COMMENT Ibrahimovic has earned an ovation from the Anderlecht fans at half-time at Constant Vanden Stock. With nine goals in the last five, he is most probably the in-form striker in Europe.
0 COMMENT TEAM NEWS: 16 year old Youri Tielemans makes his second Champions League start against the French champions. He became the third youngest player in the history of the competition last month. For PSG,  it's their strongest eleven possible, as Jeremy Menez and Lucas Moura make the bench.
0 COMMENT Good evening, and welcome to tonight's live UEFA Champions League Group C encounter between French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Belgian side Anderlecht at the Constant Vanden Stock stadium in Brussels. I'm Mohammed Ali, and I'll be guiding you through tonight's game.
0 COMMENT Close to kick-off here, and the UEFA Champions League anthem rings out. As has been the case in Europe this week, UEFA's anti-racism pennant takes centre stage, as the players and official pass it around.
0 COMMENT Les Parisiens defeated SC Bastia 4-1 at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani bagging a stunning goal - worthy of goal of the season accolades. They both start this evening in the Belgian capital.
0 COMMENT Elsewhere in Group C, Benfica are 0-1 down to Olympiakos at the Estadio da Luz. Those sides seemingly fighting it out over who will most likely join PSG in the last 16.
0 COMMENT PSG: Sirigu, Marquinhos, Alex, Maxwell, van der Wiel, Motta, Matuidi, Verratti, Cavani, Ibrahimovi?, Lavezzi SUBS: Douchez, Camara, Digne, Ménez, Rabiot, Lucas, Ongenda.
0 COMMENT The sides are out for the second half, and we will have a substitution from the Belgian champions. More than that in a second.
0 COMMENT This is the two sides' first meeting in 21 years, with PSG prevailing on away goals in a UEFA Cup tie in 1992-93. Tonight's referee is David Fernandez Borbalan from Spain.
0 COMMENT Paris Saint-Germain head into tonight's fixture in imperious form, winning their last five games with ease, as well as not suffering a competitive defeat since March (bar a French Cup exit on penalties). Laurent Blanc's outfit are hoping to make it three from three in Group C.

Match Statistics


Possession (%) 37
Goals 0
Yellow Cards 1
Fouls 11
Offsides 0
Corners 9
Shots on Target 5
Shots Blocked 4
Shots Wide 5
Free Kicks 16
Throw Ins 16
Goal Kicks 3

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