Oct 2, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
3-0
Benfica
Ibrahimovic (5', 31'), Marquinhos (25')
van der Wiel (36'), Alex (47')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Gaitan (33')

Half-Time Report: Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 up at half time

PSG strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani celebrate a goal by the former against Guingamp on August 31, 2013
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Paris Saint-Germain hold a 3-0 lead over Benfica at half time in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain have raced into a 3-0 lead over Benfica at half time in their Champions League encounter, thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marquinhos.

It didn't take long for PSG to take the lead, as main man Ibrahimovic delivered following a passing move which saw Blaise Matuidi and Gregory van der Wiel combine before the striker was found at the back post.

Benfica missed the chance to equalise after the opening 15 minutes when Guilherme Siqueira's effort flew just over the bar.

The home side doubled their lead after 25 minutes when 19-year-old Marquinhos scored his third goal since joining PSG in the summer, with a simple finish having had the ball squared to him.

Things got even worse for Benfica minutes later when Ibrahimovic added his second in the 31st minute after rising above his marker to head home from a corner and put PSG 3-0 ahead going into the break.

PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts during the match against Bordeaux on August 3, 2013
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