PSG beat Porto to finish top

Paris Saint Germain secured top spot in Group A with a 2-1 win over Porto at the Parc des Princes.

Last Updated: 04/12/12 at 22:22 Post Comment

Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates his winning goal for Paris Saint Germain

Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates his winning goal for Paris Saint Germain

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Both teams had already qualified for the last 16 before this fixture with only the pool winners to be decided.

Porto had started the day one point ahead of their French hosts, but could only muster a single goal from Jackson Martinez and had to settle for the runners-up spot.

And the hosts looked lively in the opening stages, with star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic firing wide of the right post before Gregory van der Wiel stung the palms of visiting goalkeeper Helton.

Helton was tested again after 17 minutes by a header from Alex, while Javier Pastore volleyed inches over the bar as PSG continued to push for an opening goal.

Porto were struggling to contain their opponents and had their goalkeeper to thank once more after 23 minutes when he held on to a left-footed drive from Blaise Matuidi.

However, the deadlock was finally broken after 29 minutes by Thiago Silva, who rose to meet a free-kick from Maxwell before powering a header into the top left corner.

Porto's first real chance of the match came four minutes later and, surprisingly, produced an equaliser. Danilo fired in a cross from the right and Martinez was precise with a header from six yards out.

PSG came close to regaining their advantage two minutes before the break, though, with Helton again the hero in tipping an Ibrahimovic header over the bar.

The Parc des Princes hosts continued to press in the second half but Helton was proving something of an obstacle, pushing away a Jeremy Menez effort.

However, Menez took his revenge on the hour mark when he helped put PSG back in front. The forward provided a ball into the area for Ezequiel Lavezzi to despatch into the bottom right corner.

Porto again tried to spark a response and gave their opponents an almighty scare after 70 minutes when Martinez's attempted lob was fisted away by Sirigu but only as far as Lucho Gonzalez, who wasted his follow-up by blazing over the bar.

Both teams had further chances to score as the clock ticked down but Sirigu was equal to a strike from Silvestre Varela while Helton palmed away a shot from Javier Pastore.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 25 February 2015
19:45
Arsenal 1-3 Monaco Report
Leverkusen 1-0 A Madrid Report
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Juventus 2-1 B Dortmund Report
Man City 1-2 Barcelona Report
Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Basel 1-1 FC Porto Report
Schalke 0-2 R Madrid Report
Tuesday, 17 February 2015
PSG 1-1 Chelsea Report
Shak Donetsk 0-0 Bay Munich Report
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Ajax 4-0 Apoel Nicosia Report
Ath Bilbao 2-0 BATE Borisov Report

Footer 365

Ryan Giggs enjoys working with Louis van Gaal; plays down rift reports

Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs has played down talk of a rift with Louis van Gaal and hailed their "great working relationship".

Mesut Ozil defended by Arsene Wenger after Paul Scholes criticism

Arsene Wenger claims Paul Scholes "would have loved to play with Mesut Ozil".

Football Association names Martin Glenn as its new chief executive

The Football Association has named Martin Glenn as its new chief executive.

Mail Box

Why All The Hate For Robin Van Persie?

One Mailboxer can't work out why everyone is having a pop at Robin van Persie. Plus FA Cup anticipation, changing relegation, a Friday song and more Totti love...

Is Sissoko's Neck Very Distinctive?

Moussa Sissoko features in a really quite bizarre Distinctive Physical Features XI while we have mails on sexism, Angel Di Maria and Francesco Totti. Ramdom.

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company