PSG: Sirigu; Jallet (Van der Wiel 26'), Alex,
Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Chatôme, Motta (Gameiro 57'), Matuidi; Lucas Moura
(Sakho 82'), Lavezzi, Pastore. 4-3-3.
Valencia: Guaita; Barragán, Víctor Ruíz, Mathieu, Cissokho; Dani Parejo, Albelda (Banega 46'); Feghouli (Piatti 63'), Tino Costa, Jonas (Nelson Valdez 75'); Soldado. 4-2-3-1.
0-1. 55. Jonas. Fired shot wide of Sirigu after Tino Costa won ball outside area.
1-1. 66. Lavezzi. Poked ball past Guaita with thigh after keeper saved first shot.
Valencia will take no further part in the competition, their 1-1draw at Paris Saint Germain on Wednesday just a goal short of forcing the match in to extra time. The 1-2 defeat in the Mestalla stadium three weeks ago proved to be too big a hurdle to jump in the end, although Rami's late goal and a red card for Ibrahimovic in that first game did at least give them a fighting chance.
Valverde's team needed to score two goals to have any chance of qualifying, but other than a couple of long shots by Jonas and Soldado, local keeper Sirigu was hardly troubled throughout the first half. His opposite number Guaita had even less to do though, as the French side clearly missed their flamboyant striker.
Ten minutes after the restart however Tino Costa won the ball back inside the PSG half, and Jonas picked up the rebound and unleashed an unstoppable shot past the keeper. Ancelotti reacted bringing on an extra forward Gameiro, and Guaita had to come out of his area quickly to clear from the striker soon afterwards. And just a minute or so later another attack led by Gameiro ended with a tackle rebounding in to the path of Lavezzi in front of goal, and although Guaita kept out his first shot, the Argentinian forward forced the ball back in to the net with his thigh.
That didn't change things too much, as Valencia still had to score again to take the tie in to extra time. But despite a high majority of possession and an uncountable number of corners, the Ches were unable to find the route to goal. Disappointment in the end, but at least they put up a good fight. PSG themselves are in to the quarter finals for the first time in eighteen years, and although circumstances didn't allow David Beckham to make his Champions League debut with his new side, he will have another chance in the next round.