Paris Saint-Germain vs. Anderlecht: 6 Things We Learned

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Paris Saint-Germain vs. Anderlecht: 6 Things We Learned
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Paris Saint-Germain will have to wait until their next Champions League clash against Olympiakos to confirm their qualification from Group C after being held to a 1-1 draw at home to RSC Anderlecht. The French champions can ensure their safe passage into the latter stages, as well as seal the top spot, if they beat the Greek side at the end of the month.

The Belgian champions took the lead through Demy de Zeeuw before Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started despite concerns over his fitness, equalised two minutes after the Dutchman. American international Sacha Klestjan was sent off eight minutes from time, but Anderlecht held on.

PSG created plenty of chances over the 90 minutes but were unable to take the best ones. However, huge credit must go to John van den Brom’s side who looked nothing like the team that shipped five to the Parisians a fortnight ago.

While qualification might be on hold for Laurent Blanc’s side, though, Europa League football is now, all of a sudden, a possibility for Anderlecht. Thanks to Benfica’s defeat to Olympiakos, next week’s clash between Les Mauves and the Portuguese takes on an added importance. But, sticking with PSG 1-1 Anderlecht, here are six things which were learned from the match.

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