Ibrahimovic Gagal Menangkan PSG Hadapi Caen, Skor Akhir 2-2

Zlatan Shows His Skills but Nine-man PSG Throw Away Two-goal Lead

Editor : Ismail Gani
Translator : Novita Cahyadi


Ibrahimovic Gagal Menangkan PSG Hadapi Caen, Skor Akhir 2-2Ibrahimovic dan Lavezzi sepertinya akan mengantarkan PSG menang berkat dua gol mereka pada babak pertama, namun menit 89 Emiliano Sala memperkuat asa tim tamu menguat lewat golnya (Foto2: MailOnline)

Paris (B2B) - Paris Saint-Germain, juara liga utama Prancis tidak saja harus kehilangan empat pemain karena cedera pada laga Sabtu malam tadi melawan Caen, namun juga hanya memetik satu poin karena seri 2-2 melawan tim itu dalam sebuah laga dramatis di Ligue 1.

Ini adalah persiapan terburuk sang juara Prancis yang sedang menantikan pertemuan dengan pemuncak Liga Utama Inggris Chelsea di Parc des Princes Selasa pekan depan pada leg pertama 16 Besar Liga Champions.

Menyusul hengkangnya gelandang Yohan Cabaye karena cedera pada menit 16, pelatih Laurent Blanc menghadapi skenario menakutkan ketika bek Brasil Marquinhos, pemain timnas Pantai Gading Serge Aurier dan  playmaker Brasil Lucas mengalami cedera pada pertandingan sama sehingga harus meninggalkan lapangan.

Keluarnya Aurier dan Lucas, malah berarti PSG menyelesaikan laga melawan Caen itu dengan sembilan pemain karena Blanc sudah menggunakan seluruh jatah tiga pemain pengganti, seperti dilansir Yahoo Sports.

Skenario gila makin menghenyakkan pendukung tuan rumah di Parc des Princes setelah Caen mampu mencuri satu poin lewat dua gol telatnya.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic dan Ezequiel Lavezzi sepertinya akan mengantarkan PSG menang berkat dua gol kedua pemain ini pada babak pertama, namun pada menit 89 Emiliano Sala memperkuat asa tim tamu menguat lewat golnya dan kemudian diakhiri gol Herve Blazile dari tendangan bebas yang menggagalkan kemenangan PSG.

Jose Mourinho dan Chelsea malah menikmati sepekan libur setelah tersisih pada Piala FA sehingga memiliki cukup waktu untuk menghadapi pertandingan melawan PSG di Paris nanti.

Chelsea sempat menghadapi PSG musim lalu dengan kalah 1-3 di Parc des Princes namun berbalik menang 2-0 di London sehingga lolos dengan selisih gol tandang.

Sementara itu satu poin hasil laga melawan Caen membuat PSG tetap menyamai Marseille yang seri 2-2 Jumat lalu melawan Reims, sedangkan pemuncak liga Prancis  Lyon dapat memperbesar keunggulannya jika menang melawan Lorient Minggu malam nanti.

Paris (B2B) - French champions Paris Saint-Germain were hit by an injury crisis on Saturday as they not only saw four players break down but also threw away a 2-0 lead over Caen in a dramatic 2-2 draw.

It was the worst possible preparation for the French Ligue 1 champions who await Premier League leaders Chelsea at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup.

Following midfielder Yohan Cabaye, who limped off in the 16th minute, coach Laurent Blanc looked on in horror as Brazilian defender Marquinhos, Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier and Brazilian playmaker Lucas all suffered injuries and had to leave the match.

The late injuries, to newly crowned African champion Aurier and Lucas, meant PSG finished the match with nine men after Blanc had used all of his three substitutes.

The freak scenario in front of a stunned home crowd at the Parc des Princes went from bad to worse when Caen miraculously salvaged a point with two late goals.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ezequiel Lavezzi gave PSG what appeared to be a winning advantage after first half goals but Caen, who began the day four points above the relegation zone, were given a lifeline on 89 minutes when Emiliano Sala scrambled home from inside the box.
Then deep into injury time, following a foul by Ibrahimovic, Herve Blazile curled a left-foot free kick into the top corner leaving PSG and their watching faithful in shock.

Jose Mourinho and his Chelsea side are enjoying a weekend off, after being knocked out of the FA Cup in the previous round, but will have looked on with great interest at what was happening on a rainy Saturday in Paris.

The teams also met last season when PSG won 3-1 at the Parc des Princes in the first match only to be eliminated when Demba Ba gave Chelsea a late 2-0 victory in the second leg, sending the Londoners through on away goals.

The point against Caen keeps the capital club level with Marseille, who drew 2-2 on Friday at home to Reims, while leaders Lyon can extend their one point advantage at the top when they travel to Lorient as one of three Sunday fixtures.