Ibrahimovic’s Heroics Helps Paris St Germain Knock Out Chelsea

PSG reached the quarter-final of the Champions League after beating Chelsea 4-2 on aggregate on Wednesday.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic. (Photo: AP)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Stamford Bridge last year under a cloud after his sending-off almost cost Paris St Germain their place in the Champions League.

He walked out of Chelsea’s stadium a hero on Wednesday, however, after scoring one goal and setting up another as the French champions knocked their English counterparts out of the Champions League 4-2 on aggregate.

The 34-year-old Swedish striker, who also scored in the first leg in Paris, gave Chelsea’s defence the slip in the 16th minute to provide a cross for Adrian Rabiot to open the scoring.

Then, in the 67th minute, with the scores level at 1-1 and PSG ahead 3-2 on aggregate, Ibrahimovic volleyed home from a cross by Angel di Maria to kill off a Chelsea fightback and put PSG’s place in the quarter finals beyond doubt.

I was born old but I feel young. I get younger as I go on and I am very happy young man tonight. It is a very different feeling to last year. This is not revenge, it is success, a very sweet success against a very tough opponent.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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