2012–13 Paris Saint-Germain F.C. season

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Paris Saint-Germain
2012–13 season
President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi
Manager Carlo Ancelotti
Stadium Parc des Princes
Ligue 1 1st
Coupe de France Quarter-finals
Coupe de la Ligue Quarter-finals
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (30)

All:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (35)
Average home league attendance 43,235 [1]
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 season was Paris Saint-Germain Football Club's 43rd in existence and their 40th in the top-flight of French football. The team competed in Ligue 1, the Coupe de France, the Coupe de la Ligue and the UEFA Champions League.[2]

Summary[edit]

Reinforced by new stars Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimović and Thiago Silva, PSG warmed up for the 2012–13 season with the aim of winning the league crown that dramatically eluded the club the previous year. Paris began at home to Lorient at the Parc des Princes. Les Merlus caused Paris plenty of problems and the match ended 2–2 thanks to Ibrahimović's first brace of the season. The PSG squad took a little time to get going and after three consecutive draws, Les Parisiens recorded their first victory in Week 4. It was in the north of France that Paris finally launched their campaign against Lille and a 2–1 victory featuring another double from Ibrahimović. Another three points followed against Toulouse (2–0), before it was time for the UEFA Champions League. After nearly a decade's absence, PSG marked their return to Europe's premier club competition with a resounding 4–1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv.[3]

Buoyed by their continental success, the capital club recorded their largest ever away win with a 4–0 demolition of Bastia before defeating Sochaux-Montbéliard 2-0, in a perfect month of September. October began less well with a late 1-0 defeat away to Porto. The it was time to travel to the Stade Vélodrome for Le Classique against Olympique de Marseille. Inspired, Zlatan netted two more remarkable goals as the match ended 2-2. It got even better as Stade de Reims, Dinamo Zagreb, Nancy and Marseille, this time in the Coupe de la Ligue, all fell to Paris. The first defeat of the campaign came soon after, 2–1, to Saint-Étienne. It marked the start of a difficult month of November for the side from the French capital. Fortunately, a festive December started in style with a 2–1 win over Porto which saw Paris clinch top spot in Group A of the Champions League. Next up came Evian (4-0), Valenciennes (0–4) and Lyon (1–0); all fell victim to the high-flying Les Rouge-et-Bleu. A comprehensive 3-0 win over Stade Brest in the final match of the calendar year saw PSG secure the honorary title of autumn champions.[3]

2013 began with new Brazilian signing Lucas Moura meeting his new teammates. The return to competition wasn't easy with a tough and slender 4–3 win over Arras in the Coupe de France. After a scoreless draw with AC Ajaccio, Paris stepped up a gear with wins over Bordeaux, Toulouse in the Coupe de France and Lille. The run of matches saw goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu set a new club record for longest run without conceding a goal, surpassing the previous time set by the legendary Bernard Lama. PSG then produced a huge surprise for their supporters by announcing the signature of David Beckham on the final day of the winter transfer window. The arrival of the English superstar saw the club continue on its winning ways with a 4–0 triumph over Toulouse followed by a 3–1 win over Bastia before the last 16 of the Champions League. Away to Spanish giants Valencia in the first leg, Paris run out 2–1 winners.[3]

The return to domestic action proved a little less convincing with a 3–2 upset at the hands of Sochaux. The reaction was immediate. As Beckham debuted in his new colours, Paris recorded back to back 2–0 home wins against arch-rivals Marseille, firstly in the league and then in the Coupe de France. Paris confirmed their place in the Champions League quarter-finals with a 1–1 draw at home to Valencia. Despite hiccups against Reims (0–1) and Saint-Étienne (2–2), Paris continued to set the pace at the top of the ladder with victories over Nancy, 2–1, and defending champions Montpellier, 1–0. Then came one of the highlights of the season with the quarter-final of the Champions League against Barcelona. And the match lived up to the hype with Blaise Matuidi scoring in the last minute to secure a thrilling 2–2 draw at the Parc des Princes. PSG warmed up for the return match against the Catalan outfit with a 2–0 victory over Stade Rennais in Ligue 1. Then, at the Camp Nou, Javier Pastore opened the scoring for Carlo Ancelotti's players, only to be eliminated on away goals by Pedro’s equaliser.[3]

Les Rouges et Bleu bounced back with a 1–0 win over Troyes before quarter-final exits in both the Coupe de la Ligue and the Coupe de France.[4] The players just had to focus on the Ligue 1 title and they did so with a 3–0 victory over Nice before avenging their cup exit with a 1–0 win of their own away to Evian. In the end, a 1–0 win away to Lyon secured the club's first Ligue 1 title in 19 years, and third overall. Jérémy Ménez struck the goal that sent Paris into rapture. The penultimate match of the season saw a 3–1 win over Brest at the Parc des Princes, followed by the official presentation of the Ligue 1 trophy. It also marked the final match of David Beckham's playing career. The final match of the season saw the newly-crowned 2013 champions end with a win over Lorient as Zlatan Ibrahimović received his Golden Boot trophy for Ligue 1 top scorer with 30 goals.[3]

Players[edit]

Players, transfers, appearances and goals - 2012/2013 season.[5][6]

First-team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 France GK Nicolas Douchez
2 Brazil DF Thiago Silva (captain)
3 France DF Mamadou Sakho
5 Ivory Coast DF Siaka Tiéné
6 France DF Zoumana Camara
7 France MF Jérémy Ménez
10 Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović
11 Argentina FW Ezequiel Lavezzi
13 Brazil DF Alex
14 France MF Blaise Matuidi
16 France GK Alphonse Areola
17 Brazil DF Maxwell
No. Position Player
19 France FW Kévin Gameiro
20 France MF Clément Chantôme
22 France DF Sylvain Armand
23 Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel
24 Italy MF Marco Verratti
26 France DF Christophe Jallet
27 Argentina MF Javier Pastore
28 Italy MF Thiago Motta
29 Brazil MF Lucas Moura
30 Italy GK Salvatore Sirigu
32 England MF David Beckham
40 France GK Ronan Le Crom

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Mali MF Mohamed Sissoko (at Fiorentina)
France MF Mathieu Bodmer (at Saint-Étienne)
Uruguay DF Diego Lugano (at Málaga)
Haiti FW Jean-Eudes Maurice (at Le Mans)
No. Position Player
France FW Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (at Troyes)
France MF Adrien Rabiot (at Toulouse)
Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Neeskens Kebano (at Caen)
France DF Loïck Landre (at Gazélec Ajaccio)

Transfers in[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Italy MF Thiago Motta (from Internazionale)
Argentina FW Ezequiel Lavezzi (from Napoli)
Brazil DF Thiago Silva (from Milan)
Italy MF Marco Verratti (from Pescara)
Sweden FW Zlatan Ibrahimović (from Milan)
No. Position Player
Netherlands DF Gregory van der Wiel (from Ajax)
Brazil MF Lucas Moura (from São Paulo)
England MF David Beckham (from LA Galaxy)

Transfers out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Ceará (Cruzeiro)
France FW Loris Arnaud (Chernomorets Burgas)
Democratic Republic of the Congo MF Granddi Ngoyi (to Troyes)
Serbia DF Milan Biševac (to Lyon)
No. Position Player
France FW Péguy Luyindula (Free agent)
France FW Guillaume Hoarau (to Dalian Yifang)
Brazil MF Nenê (to Al-Gharafa)
Brazil FW Éverton Santos (to Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma)

Appearances and goals[edit]

Player Position Appearances Goals Profile
First-team squad
France Blaise Matuidi MF 52 8 [7]
Argentina Javier Pastore MF 48 9 [8]
Brazil Maxwell DF 48 2 [9]
Sweden Zlatan Ibrahimović FW 46 35 [10]
Italy Salvatore Sirigu GK 43 0 [11]
Argentina Ezequiel Lavezzi FW 42 11 [12]
France Jérémy Ménez MF 42 8 [13]
France Christophe Jallet DF 41 0 [14]
Italy Marco Verratti MF 39 0 [15]
France Clément Chantôme MF 38 1 [16]
Brazil Alex DF 34 4 [17]
Brazil Thiago Silva DF 34 3 [18]
France Mamadou Sakho DF 34 2 [19]
France Kévin Gameiro FW 32 9 [20]
Netherlands Gregory van der Wiel DF 29 1 [21]
France Sylvain Armand DF 23 0 [22]
Italy Thiago Motta MF 15 1 [23]
Brazil Lucas Moura MF 15 0 [24]
England David Beckham MF 14 0 [25]
France Zoumana Camara DF 11 1 [26]
France Nicolas Douchez GK 10 0 [27]
Ivory Coast Siaka Tiéné DF 4 0 [28]
France Alphonse Areola GK 2 0 [29]
France Ronan Le Crom GK 1 0 [30]
Paris Saint-Germain Academy
France Antoine Conte DF 1 0 [31]
France Kingsley Coman MF 1 0 [32]
France Hervin Ongenda FW 1 0 [33]
Transferred / loaned out during the season
Brazil Nenê MF 14 1 [34]
France Guillaume Hoarau FW 9 2 [35]
France Adrien Rabiot MF 9 0 [36]
Mali Mohamed Sissoko MF 8 0 [37]
France Mathieu Bodmer MF 7 0 [38]
France Péguy Luyindula FW 1 0 [39]
Own goals 3
Total goals 101

Competitions[edit]

Ligue 1[edit]

Main article: 2012–13 Ligue 1

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Paris Saint-Germain (C) 38 25 8 5 69 23 +46 83 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Marseille 38 21 8 9 42 36 +6 71
3 Lyon 38 19 10 9 61 38 +23 67 2013–14 UEFA Champions League Third qualifying round
4 Nice 38 18 10 10 57 46 +11 64 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Play-off round
5 Saint-Étienne 38 16 15 7 60 32 +28 63 2013–14 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round

Source: Ligue de Football Professionnel
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 25 8 5 69 23  +46 83 13 4 2 34 10  +24 12 4 3 35 13  +22

Source: LFP.fr

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 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 A A H A H A H A
Result D D D W W W W D W W L D L W L W W W W D W W W W L W L W D W W W W W D W W W
Position 9 12 11 8 4 3 2 2 1 1 2 2 3 2 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

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

Matches[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Coupe de la Ligue[edit]

Coupe de France[edit]

UEFA Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
France Paris Saint-Germain 6 5 0 1 14 3 +11 15
Portugal Porto 6 4 1 1 10 4 +6 13
Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv 6 1 2 3 6 10 −4 5
Croatia Dinamo Zagreb 6 0 1 5 1 14 −13 1

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official websites