Nov 27, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
2-1
Olympiacos
Ibrahimovic (7'), Cavani (90')
Verratti (29'), van der Wiel (66'), Matuidi (66'), Cavani (88')
Verratti (46')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Manolas (80')
Manolas (49'), Dominguez (67'), Weiss (71'), Maniatis (82')

Laurent Blanc: 'Marco Verratti not to blame for red card'

Paris Saint-Germain's football club head coach Laurent Blanc during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Guingamp (EAG) at the Parc des Princes stadium on August 31, 2013
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Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc says that he does not blame Marco Verratti for his sending-off against Olympiakos.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Laurent Blanc has insisted that he will not hold Marco Verratti's red card in the Champions League clash with Olympiacos against him.

The Italian was dismissed in the 46th minute after picking up a second bookable offence, but his coach vowed not to blame him for the mistakes.

"The first booking, he deserved, but it wasn't a dangerous play. It's stupid but it stops the attack. Sometimes it helps the team," RMC quotes Blanc as saying.

"Verratti made two mistakes in this game. I'm not trying to defend him but let's say it wasn't indefensible. I don't want to blame him, even though it put us in trouble."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani were on target for PSG as they saw off their Greek opponents 2-1.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Lucas Moura is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a goal during the French Football match Reims vs Paris Saint-Germain, on November 23, 2013
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