Ancelotti, Menez reflect on Zagreb success
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Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is looking to complete back-to-back wins over Dinamo Zagreb as he eyes a place in the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League. The big-spending French club won 2-0 in Croatia on Wednesday, thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Jeremy Menez, to move second in Group A behind Porto.

And with a home clash with Dinamo next up for PSG, Ancelotti believes another win would put them on the brink of qualification.

He told UEFA.com: "Our position in the group is good. There are three matches left, and we have the chance at home [against Dinamo] to move on to nine points, which would be good before we play against Dynamo Kiev and Porto. It does not put you in the next round, but I think that with ten points you can qualify."

Ibrahimovic did not score more than one, but his goal was important. He was less accurate than usual in front of goal.
Carlo Ancelotti

PSG were rarely troubled by a Dinamo side yet to register a point from their three matches.

Ancelotti added: "We are very satisfied. We had a good attitude and controlled the game. It was not beautiful, but it was a good match.

"This is a good result and a good performance. We could have scored more, and when you can get more goals, you should. Ibrahimovic did not score more than one, but his goal was important. He was less accurate than usual in front of goal."

Menez created the first before scoring the second, and the France international felt the visitors' task had been made significantly easier by Ibrahimovic's 33rd-minute opener.

"Above all it was a great team performance," he said. "Against teams like that, where everybody's defending, it's not easy and the first goal is always the hardest one to score.

"Once we'd scored that then there was more space for us and we made the most of it. We needed to score early and we managed to put our second or third chance away. It was important for us to win.

"We'll host them in the next game and we need to take the three points there as well. It's too early to say it's us and Porto battling for first place because there are still three games to play. We've got two home games left and we need to win them both."