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Zlatan and PSG eliminated after missed penalty

PSG was eliminated from Champions League last week but the dream of a double was still alive in the cup when facing Evian. PSG got a great start in the game when David Beckham hit a long pass to Christophe Jallet which in turn found Javier Pastore. The Argentine juggled the ball to himself and scored 1-0 on the volley over the bar.

Evian put in 1-1 however, at the end of the first half through Saber Khalifa. Zlatan had a chance to decide the game before overtime but hit the post in his attempt. Instead, the match went into overtime.
At the end of the second extra time Thiago Motta got a red card for kicking down an Evian player. PSG players were not at all happy with the decision and several, including Zlatan, started discussing with the judge.

The match was then decided on penalties. Evian began to put their first. But when it was Zlatan turn the goalkeeper luckely saved. Evian went on to put their second goal, while Thiago Silva missed his penalty. The home side also put their third and fourth penalties into goal and thus advance to the semifinals.

In November PSG went out of the League Cup against Saint-Etienne, this was also when Silva missed a penalty. Zlatan has not missed a penalty since he debuted in Milan against Cesena in September 2010. But after 21 straight penalty goals the miss came at a very bad timing.

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