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Cavani confident of filling Ibrahimovic void

7 April 2014 10:19

Paris Saint-Germain's Edinson Cavani is confident he can fill the void left by the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic against Chelsea on Tuesday.

The Swedish frontman picked up a hamstring strain in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash between the sides, ruling him out of this week's second leg.

Yet Cavani, who scored against Reims at the weekend in Ibrahimovic's absence, is sure he can shine in a more central attacking role.

"I am better in the axis," he is quoted as saying by L'Equipe. "This is normal; this is my job. It's a great responsibility for me."

PSG won the opening encounter 3-1 at Parc des Princes and Lucas Moura, who came on in place of Ibrahimovic on Wednesday, says the Ligue 1 leaders have a "responsibility" to progress.

"We have a great advantage," he added. "We will be very focused.

"It will be hard but we can do it. We have a responsibility to finish the job."

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2 - 0

PSG

D D W D W
Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
8 April 2014
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Stamford Bridge (London)
Attendance
38080

Goals

A. Schürrle 32'
(assist by David Luiz) 
1 - 0
D. Ba 87'  
2 - 0

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
26
24
2 55'
4 82'
28
8 41'
22 24'
17
11
29
Coach: José Mourinho
# Player Bookings
30
26
13
17 79'
2
14
8
24 27'
29 52'
9 40'
22
Coach: L. Blanc

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14 32'
19 87'
9
3
12
23
33
# Player Bookings
4
27
5
1
7
21
23

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