Paris Saint-Germain were wasteful on the attack but it really didn't matter as they rolled past Dinamo Zagreb 3-0. Jérémy Menez scored a goal and assisted on another to lead Les Parisiens.
It took a little over 30 minutes for PSG to break through, but it really was inevitable as Zagreb knew they had to defend like crazy, but were still willing to try to attack on the counter. Those forays in to PSG's half opened things up for the inevitable counters from PSG.
The first came in the 32nd minute when Jérémy Menez powered down the right side and centered the ball in the box just as he was shoulder blocked to the ground. His pass found Zlatan Ibrahimovic in space and he did what he does best, beating Ivan Kelava with a low shot.
PSG took advantage of another break in the 43rd minute as Javier Pastore found Menez in space on the right. Menez moved in to the Zagreb box and worked around Ante Puljic, who gave him way too much space, before firing a shot that Kelava could only deflect in to a different part of the goal than it was originally heading.
The second half was mostly a formality as the pace of the game slowed to a crawl and Zagreb could do nothing to bother the PSG defense. Zlatan missed a fabulous chance to push the lead three in the 64th minute after Pastore's pass set him loose on a break against Kelava. Instead of just firing the ball past the stranded keeper, Zlatan went for the highlight reel chip and missed his shot wide to the right. Bad Zlatan.
It wasn't just Zlatan, though. Several PSG players missed great chances to really pad their goal differential, but it just wasn't a night for accurate finishing in Croatia. PSG did get a third goal in the final minutes thanks to Guillaume Hoarau, who almost managed to miss a couple chances of his own in limited minutes. If PSG had been facing a more dangerous side, it could have been a lot different result.