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Despite conceding that late goal to Valencia at the Mestalla, Paris Saint-Germain walked into this tie knowing they had a commanding position.
Carlo Ancelotti will have been quite happy with proceedings, despite them being dull for the neutral, after he placed his faith in a renewed defensive line (boasting the presence of Thiago Silva) to keep los Che out and win the tie.
Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura did not thrive, Clement Chantome looked a little ropey on the right and there was a general lack of direction in the midfield without Marco Verratti, but does that even matter?
Les Parisiens did what they needed to do over two legs and they did it without the focal point of their offence.
Ancelotti had only just stumbled upon the 4-2-2-2 formation and finally had his squad firing, so was he really going to tinker again and risk unbalancing it?
The offensive mishaps didn't matter because Alex and Silva were colossal, while Blaise Matuidi was a demon possessed in midfield.
A road bump, not a real issue.