Friday, 4 November 2011

PSG 1-0 Slovan Bratislava: Nobody does it better than El Flaco

I love James Bond films, but can't really get excited about the announcement yesterday of 007's latest outing, Skyfall.

Firstly because the last Bond, Quantum of Solice, was a confusing, plot-less, mess, and secondly Skyfall is a terrible title - it sounds like a new model of Japanese car: The Suzuki Skyfall, coming to a forecourt near you.

The Spy Who Loved Me (with Roger Moore, above) is my favourite Bond movie, and PSG's 1-0 win over Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League brought to mind the wonderful theme song by Carly Simon. Because nobody does it better for the PSG than Javier Pastore, who netted the only goal of the game with a back-post volley from Nene's cross.

"Against Montpellier I scored the same type of goal," said the ever-modest Argentinean, who celebrated by revealing a wrist-band sporting the letter H, apparently a tribute to former club Huracan. "Nene was able to find me and I was lucky that the ball went between the legs of the goalkeeper."

Performance-wise it wasn't the best night for either Pastore or the team as a whole, as AKs boys struggled to break down a resolute Bratislava side. They were mostly restricted to shots from distance, though Diego Lugano was perhaps slightly unlucky to have a goal ruled out for offside.

PSG now know a draw in their next match, away to Salzburg, would be enough to see them into the knock-out phase following Bilbao's 1-0 victory ove the Austrian outfit last night in the group's other match.

Meanwhile, David Beckham's future remains up in the air: "The only thing I can say to the French is that I'm still a player of the Los Angeles Galaxy," he quipped helpfully following LA Galaxy's 2-2 win over Thierry Henry's New York Red Bulls. Zzzzz. A more interesting transfer rumour is the renewed link to Sochaux's Ryad Boudebouz, though whether we need another attacking midfielder is debatable. Lyon are also reportedly keen on a January move for the 21-year-old.

Laurent Blanc's France squad for the friendlys against Belgium and the USA includes PSG trio Sakho, Menez, and Gameiro, which is nice for them. The matches are played on November 11 and 15 respectively.


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