Paris Saint-Germain has been rocked by the news that their talismanic striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will be out for close to six weeks due to injury.
Ibrahimovic was forced off with an injury after just 15 minutes into the Ligue 1 clash against Bastia, with the score still tied at 0-0. The Swedish international suffered the injury following a innocuous attempt to turn away from his man while in possession.
A Lionel Messi penalty and a late Dani Alves strike gave Barcelona a comfortable 2-0 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium while Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to leave Paris Saint-Germain on course for the quarter-finals after their 4-0 win at ten-man Bayer Leverkusen.
After a goalless first half in Manchester the match and tie turned in the 53rd minute when City defender MartÃn Demichelis was sent off for pulling down Lionel Messi when he was through on Joe Hart.
Dass Zlatan Ibrahimovic ein Superstar ist, braucht man schon lange niemanden mehr zu erzählen. Dass Zlatan Ibrahimovic auch dafür bekannt ist, dass man nie weiß was er als nächstes tut, auch nicht. Er empfiehlt seinem Präsidenten schon mal den Trainer rauszuwerfen, schubst auch mal Reporter herum, der seine Kinder angerempelt.
Was tut man, wenn man nicht bei der Weltmeisterschaft mitspielen darf? Man macht Urlaub und das in Ländern, in denen Fussball nicht so wirklich wichtig ist. Wir reden als von den USA und genau dorthin hat sich schwedens Superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic verzogen.
After being asked for signed shirt to raffle off in order to raise the necessary funds, Zlatan Ibrahimovic hascut out the middle man and simply donated the entire wodge of money required to send Sweden's "mildly mentally retarded" (we've no idea if that's the official team title, but we're at the mercy of Google translate here) men's national team to their World Cup.
Videos: MUST-SEE World Cup TV ads - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
With the World Cup looming so close on the horizon, the adverts are becoming more and more prolific wherever a soccer fan might be viewing. Youtube has been lit up by view counts in the millions on some of the best ones.
Nike has released its latest video to promote the World Cup. Entitled "The Last Game," the video is a story about risky soccer versus safe soccer. The scientist and the clones want to prove that riskless soccer is more effective.
The video features animations of a cast of characters of world soccer including Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr.
French Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain strolled to a 2-0 victory over Guingamp in the Trophee des Champions in Beijing on Saturday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored both goals inside the first 20 minutes, one of them a penalty, and after Guingamp had missed a spot-kick of their own, there was little more to trouble the Parisiens in France's traditional pre-season curtain-raiser.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored one of his routine bamboozlingleaping backheel volleys during a PSG training session in Hong Kong last night though unfortunately the Instagram footage didn't show the ball actually crossing the line.
Well, here it is again only this time you actually get to see the whole thing through to completion.
The 2014/15 French Ligue 1 schedule has been released and the two time defending champions, Paris Saint-Germain begin their season away to the Reims on August 8.
PSG's first home match of the season arrives in Week 2 on the weekend of August 16, against Bastia at the Parc des Princes. The fixture sparks memories of those amazing goals scored last season by Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani against the Corsicans at Le Parc.
I happen to think that there is more than a grain of truth to Zlatan Ibrahimovic comments that "jealous" rival European clubs put pressure on UEFA to use financial fair play to hold back Paris Saint-Germain.
Ibra helped set a new points total in Ligue 1 last season and they were just a late Demba Ba goal away from reaching the Champions League semifinals.
"Another Giant" Ibra gives his verdict on Chelsea star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The giant 6ft 5in Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has always been known for a tongue that is just as lethal as his goalscoring prowess, never being one to mince his words or sugar-coat his opinion.
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Edinson Cavani has dismissed rumours that linked himwith a move away from Paris St Germain and insisted he's happy to continue to play for the Ligue 1 champions and that he has no interest in parting ways with the Parisian club.
The Uruguayan striker has long been linked with a move to Manchester United, after emerging as a transfer target for David Moyes in January and speculation over the former Napoli striker intensified towards the end of last season, when Cavani had looked frustrated at being deployed in a wide role to allow Zlatan Ibrahimovic to play in his favourite position.
In Frankreich heiÃŸt es mal wieder "Zlatan, einfach nur Zlatan". Der Grund fÃ¼r diesen so lapidaren Spruch ist der neue Werbespot von Zlatan Ibrahimovic und in diesem Spot macht er genau das, wofÃ¼r wir ihn lieben. Er beeindruckt einfach nur alle, Frauen und MÃ¤nner gleichermaÃŸen. Die einen sind von ihm.
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PSG look set for the Champions League quarter-finals following their 4-0 win in Germany tonight with this screamer from Zlatan Ibrahimovic by far the best of them with his so called weaker foot you try telling the Leverkusen keeper that.
We're two days late here (sorry!), and we bitingly apologize. This week's Offbeat Column, the Ibrahimovic family vacations in New York, Van Persie's daughter steals the show in Van Gaal's Dutch camp, Thiago Messi could be his dad's lucky charm and the Rooneys visit Concorvado (without Wayne, of course).
The Brazilians want Zlatan Ibrahimovic at the World Cup, and they've prepared everything for him all he needs to do is to say he'll attend!
This fun and cheeky campaign, initiated by local Brazilian comedian Felipe Andreoli (from 'Panico na TV' fame) featured the likes of Dani Alves, Denilson, Ronaldo and Bebeto bringing their sense of humour to the screen and encouraging the Sour Swede to attend.
Chelsea advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain that came as a result of a late goal from substitute forward Demba Ba. The triumph pulled Chelsea level on aggregate at 3-3, but the Blues advanced on away goals.
It's going to take something special for Jose Mourinho to turn this one around.
Chelsea are looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit when they host Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinals series on Tuesday. The Blues will be without the suspended Ramires, but should have a recovering Samuel Eto'o (hamstring) available for selection as they try to reach the semifinals for the seventh time in the last 11 years.
Edinson Cavani is being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer for a deal worth around Â£50m. I am asking YOU the Chelsea fan reading this if you believe he is worth it?
The Cavani report appeared at the weekend and has been covered by numerous sources. As you can imagine, plenty of figures are being banded about but for the most part it's believed that in order to release him from his contract at PSG, Chelsea will have to pay as much as Â£50m.
The last few weeks of the summer transfer market always deserve some attention due to unexpected transfers, both concerning top players and bargain deals. In the last few years, during the final stages of the transfer window, Italian supporters have become used to seeing top players leaving rather than arriving in their league.
After 18 years spent shoring up defences for the likes of Aston Villa, Olympiakos, Juventus andVillarreal, veteran centre-half Olof Mellberg announced his retirement yesterday at the grand old age of 36 after agreeing to pulp his contract with FC Copehagen.
Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic condescend to join MLS? Will Alex Morgan play tomorrow? Will Columbus stop talking trash about El Salvador? All of these questions and more are pondered, if not definitively answered, in your Friday Freedom Kicks!
If a player is offside, can the human eye see it? The answer isno.
La desmesura que provocó la irrupción de empresarios y magnates al mundo del fútbol suele traer noticias de cifras millonarias en cada mercado de pases. Convertido casi en mesas de apuestas, el mercado de pases del fútbol de elite europea, marketing y agentes de por medio, suele dejar pingues ganancias pero también grandes pérdidas.
Turkey's Olcan Adin, left, vies for the ball with Sweden's Pierre Bengtsson during their International Friendly soccer match at 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.AP PHOTO Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/05/3676320/turkey-beats-sweden-2-1-in-friendly.
Becks believes that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the best players in the world and was honoured to have him as a team-mate. Beckham rates the Swede as one of the best players he ever played with and in the top three footballers in the world.
"He's in the top three," he is quoted as saying by L'Equipe.