Champions League: Lopez clutch for Madrid; Moyes can breathe easier

Tuesday September 17th, 2013
Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez came on early in the first half after Iker Casillas was injured.
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Taking the ball on the right touchline, Weiss nut-megged Marquinhos and dribbled the ball around Maxwell before scoring a wonderful individual effort. Weiss has had short-lived spells at Manchester City, Bolton, Rangers and Pescara: he is still only 23, and had already hit the crossbar before his moment of genius embarrassed PSG's Brazilian backline. Edinson Cavani had put PSG ahead and the French side took over in the second half, with Thiago Motta, normally the corner-taker, scoring two headers from Lavezzi corners in quick succession. There was time for Ibrahimovic to miss a penalty before Motta decided to take a corner; and he planted it straight on Marquinhos's head to score. By then, Weiss's mastery was long-futile, but as one Olympiacos fan put it: "It was the best goal I've seen from a number 79 all season."

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