Six of Paris Saint-Germain’s first-team squad were involved in competitive internationals last night, enduring mixed fortunes.
1970 PSG gives you a brief summary on how they performed:
Jeremy Menez & Kevin Gameiro – France
Jeremy Menez’s sterling display against Bosnia-Herzegovina culminated in him being named man of the match by sports daily L’Equipe.
Les Bleus came from a goal behind to salvage a 1-1 draw and subsequently qualify for next year’s European Championship in Poland and Ukraine.
Striker Kevin Gameiro played half-hour after missing the 3-0 win over Albania last Friday due to an injury to his left knee.
Salvatore Sirigu – Italy
With the Azzurri safely through to next summer’s tournament, Coach Cesare Prandelli rang the changes with PSG stopper Salvatore Sirigu coming in for Gianluigi Buffon.
The Italian kept a clean sheet in the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in Pescara and consolidating the best defensive record in qualification, with just two goals conceded.
Mevlut Erding – Turkey
The Turkish hitman was not involved once again as his country fought for a priceless 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in Istanbul to seal a play-off spot.
The Turks find out who they will face on Thursday but are not seeded for the draw.
Diego Lugano – Uruguay
The Uruguayan skipper captained his country for the 57th time last night in their 1-1 draw with Paraguay.
La Celeste led up until stoppage time where Richart Ortiz salvaged a point for the hosts in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.
Javier Pastore – Argentina
Pastore came on as an 84th minute substitute for Angel di Maria but could not prevent his team from succumbing to a 1-0 defeat to Venezuela in their World Cup Qualifier.
Fernando Amorebieta got the all important winner just after the hour mark to the jubilation of the home support.