Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be Paris St Germain’s tip scorer though Edinson Cavani could again be a pivotal actor for a French champions in a Champions League tie opposite Chelsea.
The Uruguay striker, who mislaid his place in a starting lineup to Lucas, got a leader in a 2-1 success over a London bar in Tuesday’s last-16 initial leg during a Parc des Princes.
Last season, Cavani equalised in a 1-1 home pull with Chelsea before PSG went on to validate for a final 8 on divided goals with a 2-2 pull during Stamford Bridge.
A gay Cavani pronounced after Tuesday’s win: “It was a illusory night… We a strikers we live for scoring goals and when we do score, it’s like a new franchise of life”.
The 29-year-old, who had scored once in all competitions this year, has been criticised by French media for lacking sharpness adult front though he has finished some-more impact than Ibrahimovic in pivotal Champions League games in new seasons.
On Tuesday, he scored usually 4 mins after entrance on for a unsatisfactory Brazilian Lucas.
“I keep observant that Edi is a actor who can measure a lot of goals,” pronounced PSG manager Laurent Blanc, who has consistently corroborated Cavani notwithstanding a doubts about his form.
“It is a purpose to assistance a players who mislaid confidence. We, a staff and I, have to assistance him, it is a duty. we have finished so with other players before him.”
PSG were not entirely rewarded for their mastery opposite Chelsea after enjoying 61 percent of possession and completing some-more than 500 passes in a Barcelona-style performance.
They were, however, increased by a opening of midfield metronome Marco Verratti as a Italian finished 94 percent of his passes notwithstanding carrying only returned from a groin injury.
“He played an superb game,” pronounced Blanc. “He was sleepy by a finish of a diversion though it’s normal.
“It is, however, a really good feeling for a entrance weeks, generally since he did not feel any pain during a match.” PSG revisit Stamford Bridge for a second leg on Mar 9.