Sweden Soccer Video Score: five / 5
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied suggestions that Paris St Germain have qualified for the quarter-finals after completing a 4-0 rout of German club Bayern Leverkusen in the first leg of the last 16 round. Ibrahimovic was on target twice in the match, with the Swede scoring yet another sensational goal with his second effort. The first was a penalty. The second leg will take place in the second week of March and it has already been spoken of as a formality, but Ibrahimovic failed to accept such comments saying that PSG will remain professional despite this massive advantage.
After spending lots of money in the last few transfer windows, doing well in the Champions league will be the ultimate motive for PSG. Ibrahimovic, who will not be seen at the World Cup 2014 after his Sweden team failed to qualify, has been one of the best strikers in Europe this campaign. He has scored more than 30 goals in all competitions. January signing Yohan Cabaye scored the fourth goal of the match, while Blaise Matuidi, whose future at the club continues to remain uncertain, opened the scoring.
Ibrahimovic was at the centre of everything good done by PSG. After the match, manager Laurent Blanc praised the centre forward.
“I think we had a good start. After three minutes, we scored a goal, then we played our game, created chances and scored a second and a third, so there were a lot of spaces to play and we did good, very good. We have to play the second leg like we did today. We have a big advantage absolutely, but still we have to be focused and play our game and let’s see what happens in the second game,” said Ibrahimovic.
The 32-year-old is expected to head the FIFA Ballon d’Or award ceremony next season.
Sweden Football Video clip Score: 5 / 5
Sweden Soccer Movie Ranking: 5 / five
Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been one of the best players in the French league so far after plundering 17 goals in the league alone. It has helped PSG top the table with a five-point advantage over Monaco, who have also spent huge amounts of money in the last transfer window. Ibrahimovic was one of the big name arrivals in 2012, but he was expected to be marginalised this season after the signing of Edinson Cavani from Napoli. The Uruguay star was brought to the club for more than £ 60 million.
However, Swedish striker Ibrahimovic has continued to dominate the headlines in terms of scoring and assisting. He was recently given the Puskas Goal of the Year award 2013. He received this award for the incredible goal against England. The former AC Milan and Inter Milan striker said that he is extremely happy to receive the award. He also paid tribute to Lionel Messi, who finally lost out to the incredible streak of winning the last four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards after his competitor Cristiano Ronaldo scooped this coveted prize at this year’s ceremony.
According to Ibrahimovic, Messi is an extraordinary player, who he had the pleasure of playing with. At the time of leaving Barcelona, the 32-year-old criticised Guardiola for giving too much attention to Messi.
“Messi is extraordinary. He does things only seen in videogames. I saw his second goal against Getafe and it was incredible, magical. He’s back and he looks hungry. I really enjoy watching him play. That goal deserved to win the award. One always tries to score incredible goals and it’s very tough. I was just lucky enough to pull it off. I’m still disappointed at missing the World Cup. Everybody wants to be at a tournament like that,” said Ibrahimovic.
Sweden Football Video clip Rating: one / five
Sweden Soccer Online video Score: 4 / 5