2008–09 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season

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Paris Saint-Germain
2008–09 season
President Charles Villeneuve
(until 4 February 2009)
Sébastien Bazin
Manager Paul Le Guen
Stadium Parc des Princes
Ligue 1 6th
Coupe de France Round of 16
Coupe de la Ligue Semi-finals
UEFA Cup Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Guillaume Hoarau (17)

All:
Guillaume Hoarau (20)
Highest home attendance 45,774 vs Marseille
(15 March 2009)
Lowest home attendance 15,856 vs Nancy
(12 November 2008)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2008–09 season was French football club Paris Saint-Germain's 36th professional season, their 36th season in Ligue 1 and their 35th consecutive season in French top-flight. Paris Saint-Germain was managed by Paul Le Guen. The capital club was chaired by Charles Villeneuve until Sébastien Bazin took over. Paris Saint-Germain was present in the 2008–09 Ligue 1, the 2008–09 Coupe de France and the 2008–09 Coupe de la Ligue. Last season's League Cup win allowed the capital club to participate in the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. Paris Saint-Germain's average home gate for the 2008–09 season was 40,902, the second-highest in the Ligue 1.[1]

Last season, Alain Cayzac resigned with four games remaining and Paris Saint-Germain in relegation zone.[2] Cayzac was temporarily replaced by Simon Tahar, then succeeded by Charles Villeneuve, days after Paris Saint-Germain maintained Ligue 1 status and was defeated in the French Cup Final by Lyon.[3] He had relatively high ambitions for Paris Saint-Germain and stated his expectations from coach and former player Paul Le Guen. Villeneuve declared that Paris Saint-Germain started the season with the prospect of regaining success and stability:[4]

News[edit]

City of Lens Mayor Guy Delcourt wanted the match to be replayed after PSG fans unfurled a racist banner midway through last season's League Cup Final.[5] The match was not replayed, but Paris Saint-Germain were fined and banned from next's year edition.[6] The measure was later overturned on appeal.[7] Charles Villeneuve replaced Simon Tahar as president days after the club maintained Ligue 1 status and was defeated in the French Cup Final by Lyon.[3] Charles Villeneuve announced that the Presidential Tribune was renamed the "Tribune Francis Borelli" to honor the former President.[8] Pauleta, PSG's all-time top scorer with 110 goals, announced his retirement from professional football.[9] Paris Saint-Germain announced that Lilian Thuram would not play for the capital club. His medical examination revealed heart abnormalities.[10] Paris Saint-Germain and Rennes decided, by mutual agreement, to terminate discussions and negotiations concerning Jimmy Briand's transfer.[11] Jérémy Clément signed a one-year contract extension until 2012.[8] Guillaume Hoarau received the "France Football Golden Star" trophy for his performance in Ligue 2.[8] Paris Saint-Germain refused a €0.3 million offer from Real Madrid for Yannick Boli as he was determined to succeed at Paris.[8] Apoula Edel signed a new one-year contract extension until 2011.[8]

The renovations of the Camp des Loges were completed on 4 October 2008. The entire process cost €5 million and was inaugurated on 4 November 2008.[12] Guillaume Hoarau was named Player of the Month for October by the UNFP with 55% of the votes.[13] Charles Villeneuve announced that Pauleta would become ambassador and supervisor of the capital club.[14] Paul Le Guen won the UNECATEF Fidelidade Mundial "Le Coup du Coach."[15] Stéphane Sessègnon was named Player of the Month for December by the UNFP with 55% of the votes.[16] Paris Saint-Germain announced that Charles Villeneuve would resign from his mandate as president-general manager ahead of the General Assembly.[17] The Camp des Loges was recognised by the FFF as one of the best pre-training centers in France, being classified as Elite, Class 1 and Class A in recent seasons.[18] Sébastien Bazin was named the new president of Paris Saint-Germain.[19] Péguy Luyindula was named Player of the Month for January by the UNFP with 55% of the votes.[20] Guillaume Hoarau was named Player of the Month for February by the UNFP with 71% of the votes.[21] Paul Le Guen left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season after the capital club decided not to renew his contract.[22] Jean-Eudes Maurice signed a new three-year contract extension until 2012.[23]

Transfers[edit]

In
N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
21 FW Haiti Jean-Eudes Maurice 22 EU Youth system Signed Pro Green tickY Summer 2012 PSG.fr
27 MF France Joseph Muscat 22 EU Youth system Signed Pro Green tickY Summer 2009
4 DM France Claude Makélélé 35 EU ChelseaEngland Signed Green tickY Summer 2010 Free PSG.fr
10 AM Benin Stéphane Sessègnon 24 Non-EU Le MansFrance Signed Green tickY Summer 2012 €8M PSG.fr
7 RW France Ludovic Giuly 32 EU RomaItaly Signed Green tickY Summer 2011 €2.5M PSG.fr
14 FW Serbia Mateja Kežman 29 EU FenerbahçeTurkey Loan Green tickY Summer 2009 PSG.fr
9 FW France Guillaume Hoarau 24 EU Le Havre Loan Return Green tickY Summer 2012 Top Mercato
12 DM Cameroon Albert Baning 23 Non-EU Sedan Loan Return Green tickY Summer 2010
12 FW France Fabrice Pancrate 28 EU Sochaux Loan Return Green tickY Summer 2009
29 DM Democratic Republic of the Congo Youssuf Mulumbu 21 EU Amiens Loan Return Green tickY Summer 2010 PSG.fr
13 CB Mali Sammy Traoré 32 EU Auxerre Loan Return Green tickY Summer 2010
16 GK France Stéphane Véron 22 EU Auxerre Signed Green tickY Summer 2009 Undisclosed PSG.fr
19 FW France Gaëtan Charbonnier 22 EU Châtellerault Signed Green tickY Summer 2009 Free PSG.fr

Total spending: Decrease 10.5 million

Out
N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
16 GK France Jérôme Alonzo 35 EU Nantes Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free
8 DM France Didier Digard 22 EU MiddlesbroughEngland Transferred Green tickY Summer €5M PSG.fr
10 AM Brazil Souza 29 Non-EU Grêmio Brazil Loaned Green tickY Summer PSG.fr
19 FW Brazil Éverton Santos 21 Non-EU Fluminense Brazil Loaned Green tickY Summer PSG.fr
11 FW Ivory Coast Amara Diané 26 Non-EU Al RayyanQatar Transferred Green tickY Summer €7M PSG.fr
9 FW Portugal Pauleta 35 EU Retired Contract Ended Green tickY Summer L'Equipe
5 RB France Bernard Mendy 27 EU Hull CityEngland Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free L'Equipe
6 CB Colombia Mario Yepes 32 EU ChievoItaly Contract Ended Green tickY Summer Free Planete PSG
14 FW France David N'Gog 19 EU LiverpoolEngland Transferred Green tickY Summer €2M PSG.fr
12 DM Cameroon Albert Baning 23 Non-EU Grenoble Loaned Green tickY Summer PSG.fr
29 FW France Yannick Boli 21 EU Le Havre Loaned Green tickY Winter L'Equipe
17 DM France Granddi Ngoyi 20 EU Clermont Loaned Green tickY Winter L'Equipe
27 LW France Younousse Sankharé 19 EU Reims Loaned Green tickY Winter L'Equipe
29 DM Democratic Republic of the Congo Youssouf Mulumbu 22 EU West Bromwich AlbionEngland Loaned Green tickY Winter Sports.fr

Total income: Increase 14 million

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
EU
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK France Mickaël Landreau 30 EU 2006 98 0 2010 Free
2 RB Brazil Ceará 28 Non-EU 2007 39 1 2010 €2.5M
3 CB France Mamadou Sakho 19 EU 2007 18 0 2012 Youth system
4 DM France Claude Makélélé (captain) 36 EU 2008 0 0 2010 Free
6 CB France Grégory Bourillon 24 EU 2007 30 0 2011 €3M
7 RW France Ludovic Giuly 32 EU 2008 0 0 2011 €2.5m
8 FW France Péguy Luyindula 30 EU 2007 56 8 2010 €2.5M
9 FW France Guillaume Hoarau 25 EU 2008 0 0 2012 €0.5M
10 AM Benin Stéphane Sessègnon 24 Non-EU 2008 0 0 2012 €8M
12 FW France Fabrice Pancrate 29 EU 2004 94 12 2009 €3M
13 CB Mali Sammy Traoré 33 EU 2006 30 1 2010 €1.5M
14 FW Serbia Mateja Kežman 30 EU 2008 0 0 2009 Loaned
15 CB France Zoumana Camara 30 EU 2007 46 1 2011 €6M
16 GK France Stéphane Véron 23 EU 2008 0 0 2009 Undisclosed
17 RM Democratic Republic of the Congo Larrys Mabiala 21 EU 2006 6 0 2009 Youth system
18 FW France Loris Arnaud 22 EU 2007 25 3 2010 Youth system
19 FW France Gaëtan Charbonnier 20 EU 2008 0 0 2009 Youth system
20 CM France Clément Chantôme 21 EU 2006 69 1 2011 Youth system
21 FW Haiti Jean-Eudes Maurice 22 EU 2008 0 0 2012 Youth system
22 LB France Sylvain Armand 28 EU 2004 189 7 2011 €3.5M
23 DM France Jérémy Clément 24 EU 2007 55 1 2012 €2.2M
24 LM France Tripy Makonda 19 EU 2008 0 0 Youth system
25 LM France Jérôme Rothen 31 EU 2004 132 9 2011 €10.5M
27 MF France Lorient Fran 22 EU 2008 132 9 2009 €10.5M
28 FW France Maxime Partouche 18 EU 2007 1 0 Youth system
29 AM France Abdelaziz Barrada 19 EU 2008 0 0 2010 Youth system
30 GK Armenia Apoula Edel 22 EU 2008 0 0 2011 €0.12M

Kit[edit]

Nike manufactured the kits for Paris Saint-Germain and Emirates Airlines continued to be the club's main sponsor. Nike have been PSG's official kit provider since 1989. Emirates have been the club's partner since 2005 and the major shirt sponsor since January 2006. Emirates Airlines confirmed their commitment to PSG by extending the current partnership until 2014.[24] Les Parisiens received brand new home and away kits. The home shirt had PSG's traditional colors. It was dark blue with a vertical red band and two thinner white stripes on the middle of the chest which disappeared under the main sponsor's logo in white writing. The borders of the sleeves were partly red.[25] The away shirt had a simple design. Silver was the main color while the sponsor's logo was accented by a red background bordered by white and black thin stripes. The shirts had the club badge on the top-left, the Nike logo on the top-right and the club sponsor Fly Emirates written across the middle.[26]

Home
Away

Board & Staff[edit]

Manager France Paul Le Guen
Assistant Coach France Yves Colleu
Goalkeeping Coach France Christian Mas
Physical Trainer France Stéphane Wiertelak
Head Doctor France Éric Rolland
Physiotherapists France Bruno Le Natur, Joël Le Hir, Pascal Roche

Source: PSG.fr

President France Sébastien Bazin
General Manager France Phillipe Boindrieux
Communications France Bruno Skropeta
Recruitment France Alain Roche
Amateur Section France Simon Tahar
Academy Director France Bertrand Reuzeau
Ground (capacity and dimensions) Parc des Princes (48,712 / 252m x 191m)

Source: Ligue 1

Pre-season[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain opened their preseason campaign with a victory over Pontivy.[27] The capital club then achieved a new triumph, this time over Ligue 2 side Châteauroux in Port Crouesty.[28] Paris Saint-Germain continued their pre-season preparations for the coming season with a draw against Boulogne.[29] The capital club then defeated Clermont scoring two unanswered goals and confirming that Paul Le Guen's squad is in top form just two weeks before the start of the 2008–09 campaign.[30] Paris Saint-Germain recorded two consecutive victories over Belgian sides Gent and Roeselare with youngster Yannick Boli scoring his third goal in pre-season.[31][32] Invited by Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães for the first time, Paris Saint-Germain attended the Torneio Cidade de Guimarães, were Les Rouge-et-Bleu suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of the hosts in their opening match.[33] Benfica showed great capacity and came back from two goals down to equalize against Paris Saint-Germain in the second day of the tournament.[34] Just three days before the start of the season, Les Parisiens finished their pre-season preparations with a superb victory over Qatari side Al-Khor at the Camp des Loges. Paris Saint-Germain showed great character as the pre-season lived up to all its promise and more, being without any doubt a positive outing for Paul Le Guen's side.[35]

Ligue 1[edit]

AS Monaco made a winning start against Paris Saint-Germain's expensively-assembled team with a late goal.[36] Guillaume Hoarau scored his first Paris Saint-Germain goal as the capital outfit condemned last season's runners-up Bordeaux to their first defeat of the season at the Parc des Princes.[37] Sochaux got their first point of the season with a hard-earned draw at home to PSG.[38] Paris Saint-Germain made it three games without defeat as their improvement under Paul Le Guen continued with another Guillaume Hoarau goal earning them a narrow win at Caen.[39] Paris Saint-Germain took an early lead from the spot through new signing Mateja Kežman and held out for the 90 minutes to take all three points at home to Nantes.[40] Saint-Étienne picked up their first win in four matches as they beat Paris Saint-Germain.[41] Nassim Akrour's third goal of the season gave promoted Grenoble an historic win over Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes.[42] Paris Saint-Germain's poor recent run continued as they let slip an early lead to take only a point from Nancy.[43] Paris Saint-Germain staged a come-from-behind win at home to Lorient with a late goal from substitute Loris Arnaud.[44] Goals abounded as Paris Saint-Germain handed Marseille its first league defeat of the season, outscoring their arch-rivals four goals to two and denying them top spot on the table in a thrilling 'clasico' at the Stade Vélodrome.[45] A bizarre own-goal from Zoumana Camara condemned Paris Saint-Germain to defeat at home to Toulouse.[46] Paris Saint-Germain coach Paul Le Guen blasted his players for being too soft at half-time of their clash away to Nice, but despite an improved second-half display, the capital club fell to a second consecutive loss.[47] Ludovic Giuly's first goal for Paris Saint-Germain was enough to earn all three against a resistant, if largely uninspired, Lille who saw their nine-game unbeaten run brought to an end at the Parc des Princes.[48]

Paris Saint-Germain were too strong for Le Havre and took the points with goals from Guillaume Hoarau and Ludovic Giuly.[49] Ludovic Giuly struck for the third time in as many games to give Paris Saint-Germain a narrow win over Lyon in the capital as the leaders' cushion at the top was reduced to five points.[50] Rennes moved up to second in Ligue 1 after Bruno Cheyrou's first-half goal proved enough to give Guy Lacombe's side a narrow win over Paris Saint-German.[51] A first half double from Ligue 1's leading scorer Guillaume Hoarau set the stage for Paris's win, their fifth in their last six matches, over Le Mans at the Parc des Princes.[52] Stéphane Sessègnon struck twice against Auxerre to lift PSG into third as Paul Le Guen's men registered a fifth league win in six outings.[53] In the race for second place behind autumn champions Lyon, Paris failed to keep the pace drawing at home to Valenciennes.[54] Laurent Blanc's Bordeaux thumped four unanswered goals past Paris to go within one point of top spot on the table, giving faltering champions Lyon serious cause for concern in the race for the title.[55] PSG made it six wins from their last nine matches when they beat a tough Sochaux outfit at the Parc des Princes.[56] Guillaume Hoarau grabbed his 13th goal of the season as Paris Saint-Germain moved up to third in the table thanks to their win over Caen.[57] Paris Saint-Germain closed to within a point of Ligue 1 leaders Lyon thanks to an emphatic victory over Nantes.[58] Paris Saint-Germain registered their fourth Ligue 1 victory in a row against Saint-Étienne to move outright second in the standings, one point behind Lyon, ahead of the champions match at home to Le Havre.[59] Paris Saint Germain remained second, but lost ground after they were held to a goalless draw at Grenoble.[60] Paul Le Guen's men made it three wins in four matches as they completely dominated a tentative Nancy outfit to consolidate second place on the L1 table.[61] A superb first-half strike from Ludovic Giuly and a Mickaël Landreau penalty save were enough to give Paris Saint-Germain a narrow win at Lorient and ease Paul Le Guen's side within a point of leaders Lyon.[62]

Marseille are up to second in Ligue 1 after they emerged victorious over a ten-man Paris Saint-Germain in the 'classico'.[63] Toulouse continued their string of strong results with a comprehensive win at home to Paris, their tenth victory in 14 matches in all competitions in 2009, to climb back to fourth place on the Ligue 1 table.[64] Paris Saint-Germain beat Nice at the Parc des Princes to maintain their title challenge.[65] Lille's goalless draw with visiting Paris was a case of two points dropped against an uninspired opposition and did little to help either side's fortunes, with both clubs leapfrogged by Toulouse, winners over Nantes.[66] Paris Saint-German moved into fourth place as the club from the capital eased past bottom side Le Havre.[67] Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain raised the curtain on a decisive weekend of football with a heart-stopping draw at the Stade Gerland which, in the end, suited neither side.[68] Paris Saint-Germain missed out on the chance to go above Lyon into third as they were narrowly beaten by Rennes.[69] Mateja Kezman's second league goal of the season gave Paris Saint-Germain a narrow win at Le Mans to keep them in contention for a top-three finish.[70] Paris saw their chances of overtaking Lyon into third place and a Champions League qualifying spot dealt a blow as they succumbed to in-form Auxerre at the Parc des Princes.[71] PSG's ambitions of European football were in the balance after they saw a stubborn Valenciennes side come from behind at the Stade Nungesser.[72] Paris needed to win at home to Monaco to clinch fourth or fifth and a place in Europe next season, but a tepid display from Paul Le Guen's men in a goalless draw left them empty-handed after being tipped as potential title contenders throughout the season.[73]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
4 Toulouse 38 16 16 6 45 27 +18 64 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Lille 38 17 13 8 51 39 +12 64 2009–10 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round
6 Paris Saint-Germain 38 19 7 12 49 38 +11 64
7 Rennes 38 15 16 7 42 34 +8 61
8 Auxerre 38 16 7 15 35 35 0 55

Source: Ligue 1
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results Summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
38 19 7 12 49 38  +11 64 12 2 5 29 17  +12 7 5 7 20 21  −1

Source: Ligue 1

Results by Round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38
Ground A H A A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H A H
Result L W D W W L L D W W L L W W W L W W D L W W W W D W W L L W D W D L W L L D
Position 17 12 11 6 3 7 12 11 9 6 8 11 8 8 5 6 5 4 4 8 8 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 6 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 5 6

Source: Ligue 1
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Coupe de France[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain entered the French Cup having last won the cup in 2006 and having reached last season's Final, narrowly losing to Olympique Lyonnais in a highly contested match. PSG started from the round of 64, as all Ligue 1 clubs did. The draw for the last-64 of the French Cup saw Paris Saint-Germain paired with CFA club Montluçon.[74] Paris Saint-Germain squeezed through to the last-32 of the French Cup, but failed to impress against fourth division outfit, Montluçon. Paul Le Guen's side had Stéphane Sessègnon to thank for the only goal of the game.[75] The draw for the last-32 pitted "Les Parisiens" with fourth tier side Gazélec Ajaccio.[76] Paris Saint-Germain beat lower league opposition to progress to the last 16 of the French Cup. Mateja Kežman struck twice for PSG as they beat Gazélec Ajaccio. The Serbian striker scored once in either half before defender Sammy Traoré helped secure Paul Le Guen's men a place in the next round.[77] Last season's losing finalists PSG were drawn away to third tier club Rodez for the last-16.[78] Paris Saint-Germain were sensationally knocked out of the French Cup, succumbing to a defeat after extra-time to lowly Rodez.[79]

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

Holders Paris Saint-Germain were through to the last-16 of the League Cup after Fabrice Pancrate's goal proved enough for the reigning champions to beat AS Monaco.[80] Paris Saint-Germain's defence of the League Cup continued against Nancy after the draw for the last-16, quarter-finals and semi-finals was made.[81] Péguy Luyindula scored both goals in Paris Saint-Germain's victory over Nancy to send the holders through to the quarter-finals of the League Cup.[82] In a dramatic twist of fate, Paris Saint-Germain hosted Lens in the pick of the quarter-final draw.[83] In a remake of last season's Final, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lens at the Parc des Princes to qualify for the semi-finals of the League Cup, where they met Bordeaux, winners over Châteauroux.[84] Late goals from Souleymane Diawara and Wendel added to David Bellion's first-half strike put the icing on the cake as Bordeaux cruised past Paris Saint-Germain in the League Cup semi-final at the Parc des Princes.[85]

UEFA Cup[edit]

Paris Saint-Germain entered the UEFA Cup at the first round, 18 months after their last European clash against Benfica on 15 March 2007. Sitting in third place on the Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain were taking on Turkish club Kayserispor, unbeaten in the Süper Lig. The hosts, however, lost their unbeaten record in the final minute thanks to Péguy Luyindula goal, just a few minutes after the Turkish side had equalized through Delio Toledo.[86] Paris Saint-Germain qualified to the group stage at Kayserispor's expense in a scoreless match at the Parc des Princes.[87] The capital club was inserted into Group A with German club Schalke 04, English side Manchester City, Spanish outfit Racing de Santander, and Dutch club Twente.[88] Despite his faith in young players, Paul Le Guen's men were overwhelmed by the better organized and more experienced Germans, who were quickly firming as Group A favourites. Schalke went ahead early through Larrys Mabiala's own goal before Kevin Kurányi added to their tally, followed by Halil Altıntop. Clément Chantôme's far-post strike in stoppage time came too late in a game where Paris Saint-Germain struggled to find their rhythm as Schalke pushed forward relentlessly at the Veltins-Arena.[89] Paris Saint-Germain blew a two-goal lead as Spanish side Racing Santander held the capital club to a draw at the Parc des Princes.[90]

Paris Saint-Germain rued the missed opportunities in the second half of their goalless draw with Manchester City but still had a chance of qualifying for the next round.[91] Paris Saint-Germain qualified to the last-32 after a dramatic victory over Twente at the Parc des Princes. Late goals from Mateja Kežman and Péguy Luyindula saw PSG clinch third spot in Group A ahead of Racing Santander on goal difference.[92] Paris Saint-Germain reached the last-32 and received a tough draw being given Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. Giant striker Guillaume Hoarau marked his return by scoring two late goals as the side from the French capital finished over the top of German outfit Wolfsburg.[93] Paris Saint-Germain walloped Wolfsburg in Germany for a convincing aggregate victory in the last-32. Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Mickaël Landreau made a number of good saves to deny before Péguy Luyindula put an end to Wolfsburg's hopes of a fightback by netting a penalty. Jérôme Rothen doubled the lead on the hour with a terrific strike. Wolfsburg's Japanese star Makoto Hasebe reduced the arrears with a fine solo goal three minutes later, but Luyindula netted his sixth goal of the competition with a header from Clément Chantôme's cross. Paris Saint-Germain, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners, marched into the last-16 where they faced Portuguese side Sporting Braga.[94]

Paris Saint-Germain's European campaign was in the balance after they failed to break down a stubborn Braga side at the Parc des Princes. Jérôme Rothen came closest when he struck an upright in the second-half, which saw Mateja Kežman jeered onto the pitch by the PSG fans as he made his first appearance at the Parc since his infamous shirt-throwing incident during his side's League Cup semi-final defeat to Bordeaux last month.[95] Guillaume Hoarau came off the bench to score the only goal of the game to give Paris Saint-Germain a win over Braga and see them join Marseille in the quarter-finals.[96] The capital club was pitted against Ukrainian side Dynamo Kyiv and fared little better than Marseille as they were held goalless at the Parc des Princes. Paris Saint-Germain found their ambitions frustrated by a well-organised Dynamo side.[97] A disastrous display by Mickaël Landreau saw Paris Saint-Germain tumble out. PSG travelled to Ukraine with hope, but were on the back foot throughout after Ismaël Bangoura had given Dynamo a fourth-minute lead. Péguy Luyindula struck a post with a header soon after, but Mickaël Landreau's poor goalkeeping put an end to PSG's European ambitions. He inadvertently punched a high ball into his own goal, before fumbling an Oleksandr Aliyev free-kick on the hour mark that allowed Ognjen Vukojević to score a third.[98]

Start formations[edit]

Qnt Formation Match(es)
41 4-4-2 L1 (29), CL (2), CF (3), UC (7)
9 4-2-3-1 L1 (6), CL (1), UC (2)
2 4-4-1-1 L1 (1), UC (1)
2 4-1-2-3 L1 (2)
1 4-3-3 UC (1)
1 4-1-2-1-2 CL (1)
1 4-3-2-1 UC (1)

Source: PSG.fr
Only competitive matches.


Starting XI
No.
Pos.
Nat.
Name
MS Notes
1 GK France Mickaël Landreau 53
2 RB Brazil Ceará 52
15 CB France Zoumana Camara 52
3 CB France Mamadou Sakho 33
22 LB France Sylvain Armand 53
25 LW France Jérôme Rothen 49
23 DM France Jérémy Clément 51
4 DM France Claude Makélélé 40
10 AM Benin Stéphane Sessègnon 49
8 FW France Péguy Luyindula 51
9 FW France Guillaume Hoarau 47

Source: Squad stats and Start formations.
Only competitive matches.
Using the most used start formation.
Ordered by position on pitch (from back right to front left).

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total Ligue 1 Coupe de la Ligue Coupe de France UEFA Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK France Mickaël Landreau 53 0 38 0 3 0 2 0 10 0
30 GK Armenia Apoula Edel 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0
2 DF Brazil Ceará 52 0 37 0 3 0 3 0 9 0
3 DF France Mamadou Sakho 33 1 23 1 3 0 1 0 6 0
6 DF France Grégory Bourillon 18 0 8 0 3 0 1 0 6 0
13 DF Mali Sammy Traoré 33 3 19 1 1 0 3 2 10 0
15 DF France Zoumana Camara 52 0 36 0 4 0 3 0 9 0
17 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Larrys Mabiala 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 4 0
22 DF France Sylvain Armand 53 0 35 0 4 0 3 0 11 0
4 MF France Claude Makélélé 40 0 34 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
10 MF Benin Stéphane Sessègnon 49 7 34 5 4 0 2 1 9 1
20 MF France Clément Chantôme 36 1 21 0 3 0 2 0 10 1
23 MF France Jérémy Clément 51 2 35 1 4 1 3 0 9 0
24 MF France Tripy Makonda 8 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
25 MF France Jérôme Rothen 49 4 34 3 3 0 2 0 10 1
26 MF France Granddi Ngoyi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
27 MF France Younousse Sankharé 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
29 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Youssouf Mulumbu 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
7 FW France Ludovic Giuly 42 9 34 9 1 0 3 0 4 0
8 FW France Péguy Luyindula 51 13 34 5 4 2 1 0 12 6
9 FW France Guillaume Hoarau 47 20 33 17 2 0 3 0 9 3
12 FW France Fabrice Pancrate 37 2 22 1 4 1 2 0 9 0
14 FW Serbia Mateja Kežman 35 8 21 3 4 0 2 2 8 3
18 FW France Loris Arnaud 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0
21 FW Haiti Jean-Eudes Maurice 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
28 FW France Maxime Partouche 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
29 FW France Yannick Boli 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Other Statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Nat. Player Ambox content.png Assists Soccerball current event.svg Minutes Played Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svgRed card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK France Landreau, MickaëlMickaël Landreau 0 4800 1 0 0
30 GK Armenia Edel, ApoulaApoula Edel 0 360 0 0 0
2 DF Brazil Ceará 7 4545 6 0 0
3 DF France Sakho, MamadouMamadou Sakho 0 2545 2 0 0
6 DF France Bourillon, GrégoryGrégory Bourillon 0 1217 2 0 0
13 DF Mali Traoré, SammySammy Traoré 2 2603 1 0 0
15 DF France Camara, ZoumanaZoumana Camara 0 4644 3 0 1
17 DF Democratic Republic of the Congo Mabiala, LarrysLarrys Mabiala 0 359 0 0 0
22 DF France Armand, SylvainSylvain Armand 5 4694 8 0 0
4 MF France Makélélé, ClaudeClaude Makélélé 1 3297 9 0 0
10 MF Benin Sessègnon, StéphaneStéphane Sessègnon 8 3890 8 0 0
20 MF France Chantôme, ClémentClément Chantôme 3 1667 3 0 0
23 MF France Clément, JérémyJérémy Clément 2 4172 4 0 0
24 MF France Makonda, TripyTripy Makonda 0 448 0 0 0
25 MF France Rothen, JérômeJérôme Rothen 4 4091 6 0 0
26 MF France Ngoyi, GranddiGranddi Ngoyi 0 90 1 0 0
27 MF France Sankharé, YounousseYounousse Sankharé 0 350 0 0 0
29 MF Democratic Republic of the Congo Mulumbu, YoussoufYoussouf Mulumbu 0 212 2 0 0
7 FW France Giuly, LudovicLudovic Giuly 5 2791 2 0 0
8 FW France Luyindula, PéguyPéguy Luyindula 3 2988 3 0 0
9 FW France Hoarau, GuillaumeGuillaume Hoarau 4 3521 5 0 0
12 FW France Pancrate, FabriceFabrice Pancrate 1 1498 3 0 0
14 FW Serbia Kežman, MatejaMateja Kežman 4 1745 4 0 0
18 FW France Arnaud, LorisLoris Arnaud 0 96 0 0 0
21 FW Haiti Maurice, Jean-EudesJean-Eudes Maurice 0 15 0 0 0
28 FW France Partouche, MaximeMaxime Partouche 0 20 0 0 0
29 FW France Boli, YannickYannick Boli 0 10 0 0 0

Source: Ligue 1 and UEFA
Only competitive matches
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

PSG Ladies[edit]

Manager France Éric Leroy
President France Alain Gobert
Division 1 Féminine 8th
Challenge de France Round of 32
Season Top Goalscorer France Candice Prévost (7)
Season Top Assister (3) France Stéphanie Hoffele
France Caroline Pizzala
Highest Home Attendance 200 vs Montpellier (10 May 2009)
Lowest Home Attendance 70 vs Soyaux (1 March 2009)

The 2008–09 season was French football club Paris Saint-Germain's 10th season in Division 1 Féminine and their 8th consecutive season in the top division of French football. PSG was managed by Éric Leroy - in his second season since replacing Cyril Combettes. The club was chaired by Alain Gobert. PSG was present in the 2008–09 Division 1 Féminine and the 2008–09 Challenge de France. Paris Saint-Germain reached the target set by the club last season after finishing 5th. Additionally, the fact that PSG became Challenge de France runners-up, the club's biggest honour to date, after being defeated by Olympique Lyonnais in the Final at the Stade de France set the bar even higher for the capital club. As seen in Éric Leroy's words, PSG started the campaign with the prospect of matching last season's heights by finishing between the first four in the league and pulling something off in the Challenge de France:[99]

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