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.
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 Martín Demichelis was sent off for pulling down Lionel Messi when he was through on Joe Hart.
Manchester City youngster Zackarias Faour is earning comparisons with Zlatan Ibrahimovic on account of his nationality and his skill levels. The 15-year-old Swede is tipped as something a bit special, and it's not hard to see why. Just take a look at this delicious curling chip he scored for City's under-16s side against ASPQ this [.
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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.
Nantes vs PSG 2014 Highlights Coupe de la Ligue Ibrahimovic Goal Nantes Lob Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Nantes vs PSG 2014 Highlights Coupe de la Ligue Ibrahimovic Goal Nantes Lob Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Nantes vs PSG 2014 ( FCN Paris Saint-Germain VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- Nantes vs PSG 1-2 ( Veigneau/ Ibrahimovic*2) 4 February, 2014- French Cup Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a [.
While Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi inhabit the most upper of upper echelons of the game, just one floor below you'll find the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who now has quite the collection of magnificent goals. And against Nantes in theCoupe de la Ligue on Tuesday night, the Swedish superstar produced yet another moment of magic.
NANTES PSG 1-2, Ibrahimović (1-2), 03.02. by mrkrunimir10
Zlatan Ibrahimovic added to his brilliant fifth minute strike (see below) with this bullet header in the last minute of their League Cup semi-final clash with Nantes to send PSG into the Final where they will'meet the winners of tomorrow's other Semi-Final between Lyon and Troyes.
Goal Ibrahimović Nantes 0-1 PSG 04-02-2014 Highlights by all-goals-Highlights
It's not close to his goal against England as spectacular goes but this goal scored against Nantes is equally instinctive even if the keepers slip did help his cause a little but Zlatan won't mind nor will the PSG fans.
While most of Europe's top leagues do not have a true marquee match this weekend, France's Ligue 1 will have one as its high-scoring defending champions take on a defensive-minded club that has been a constant title threat in recent years.
First-place Paris Saint-Germain will wrap up the first half of their potential title-defending season against third-place Lille, who boast one of the best goals against records in all of Europe.
In which impish 'ickle PSG frontman Ezequiel Lavezzi takes his life in his tiny hands and decides to honk Zlatan Ibrahimovic's masculine, statuesque nose in the celebratory melee that followed the Swedish behemoth's penalty against Rennes at the weekend...
With the powers invested in him as France's official Xbox One ambassador, the Great Zlatan has bestowed every single one of his PSG team-mates with a brand new, limited edition, personalised "Zlatan" Xbox One on the day of the console's release, with Gregory van der Wiel then taking to Instagram to show off his new present.
In Frankreich heißt es mal wieder "Zlatan, einfach nur Zlatan". Der Grund für diesen so lapidaren Spruch ist der neue Werbespot von Zlatan Ibrahimovic und in diesem Spot macht er genau das, wofür wir ihn lieben. Er beeindruckt einfach nur alle, Frauen und Männer gleichermaßen. Die einen sind von ihm.
Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic and the gift that keeps on 'tweeting' - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Twitter adherents may be aware of the banter currently going on between Zlaten Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo. It certainly doesn't appear to be a case of any real malice, but it would probably be accurate to call it a ‘healthy rivalry.
My (very personal) top ten list of the best players of 2013 is as follows: 10. Mario Gotze: While in Borussia Dortmund the German youngster was one of the leading players in taking the Germans to the Champions League final. He was purchased for a record sum by Bayern Munich, where he remains struggling to become a steady player, but still has time.
The second leg of the World Cup playoff earlier this week between Sweden and Portugal was a brilliant spectacle to watch. The hat trick by Ronaldo has convinced many that he is now the best player in the world. But one of the less reported storylines is the class that Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed on the pitch by applauding his fellow Ballon d'Or contestant after scoring one of his goals.
Zwischen Himmel und Hölle bewegen sich die beiden Hauptprotagonisten Cristiano Ronaldo und Zlatan Ibrahimović in diesem faszinierenden Zusammenschnitt des 2. und entscheidenden WM-Playoffs zwischen Schweden und Portugal, um das Ticket für Brasilien 2014 zu lösen.Ronaldo und Ibrahimović: 5 Tore und Ihre Reaktionen
"I applauded Cristiano because he was incredible, he was the best."
There's only one person more disappointed that Zlatan won't be in Brazil than Zlatan, and that is Ryu Voelkel. The big man deceives, acting and performing in a way that makes him seem to be more than just that.
Well there could be only one. Ronaldo and his Portugal side took on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden on Tuesday night in Stockholm, and it was the Real Madrid man that prevailed after the Portuguese star scored an incredible hat-trick.
Despite getting on the board first, Portugal went down 2-1 after Ibrahimovic scored two great goals himself to give the home side all the momentum.
Cristiano Ronaldo fired Portugal to Brazil (and most likely himself to a Ballon D'or) courtesy of a magnificent hat-trick against Sweden in Stockholm.
All five goals came in the second half, with the great Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace himself. But ultimately it was his fellow megastar Ronaldo who would steal the show and give Portugal a deserved 4-2 aggregate win.
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to congratulate current teammate Per Mertesacker as well as former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo on their international victories. Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo took on Sweden in the second leg of their World Cup Playoff, a game that had far more importance than Germany's friendly against England at Wembley.
Whether you are on vacation or not, we've got the weekend's roundup of soccer links to help get your week started off right.
Welcome to what will surely be the most unproductive week of the year. There's an old saying, however, about all work and no play affecting Jack poorly, so here's hoping you get some time off this week to recharge your batteries.
"A World Cup without me is nothing to watch so it is not worthwhile to wait for the World Cup." Further more, after that statement Zlatan was asked about Ronaldo being the best player in the world to which his reply was "I don't know. All I know is that I scored 2 goals and [...]
Ronaldo scored a hat trick to take Portugal to the World Cup 2014 at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's (who's World Cup career is over now) Sweden. Zlatan tried with his two goals but Ronaldo responded duly and in all honesty should have scored 6 goals considering the level of his play throughout the two [.
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.
Edinson Cavani is being heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer for a deal worth around £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 £50m.
10.12.2013 - Junto al Balón de Oro (2013), cuyo terceto nominado es compuesto por Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Lionel Messi (Argentina) y Frank Ribery (Francia), se entregará el premio Puskas (Puskas Award), cuya terna finalista es compuesta por Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Neymar y Nemanja Matic.
Video Puskas Award 2013 Finalists- Best goal- Ibrahimovic Matic Neymar is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter
Video Puskas Award 2013 Finalists- Best goal- Ibrahimovic Matic Neymar is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter The list of contenders for the 2013 Puskas Award (Best goal) has been trimmed to three- Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal vs England for Sweden, Nemanja Matic's goal vs Porto for Benfica and Neymar's goal against [.
Liverpool are reportedly nearing the completion of a deal to sign Swedish youngster Valmir Berisha. The 17-year-old dubbed the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic in some quarters has previously rejected trials at Arsenal and Manchester United, but has been wooed by Brendan Rodgers' promises of a fast-track into the Liverpool first-team.