Swedish football icon Zlatan Ibrahimovic has played himself into the history books of French side Paris Saint Germain after his brace which helped secure a 2-1 win over Marseille ensured he became the club’s highest goalscorer ever.
The Le Classique was keenly contested by both sides and it was the away side that took the lead via Michy Batshuayi who swept home from the far post after a cross eluded David Luis.
PSG were awarded a penalty just four minutes before half time when Steven Mandanda brought down Ibrahimovic in the box and the former Barcelona and Ajax star stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to equalise – that goal equaled Pauleta’s record of 109.
Two minutes later the Ligue 1 league leaders won another penalty when Marseille defender Rolando was deemed to have handled the ball inside the penalty area and Ibrahimovic again took the penalty.
However, there was a little drama as the referee asked him to retake the penalty which he had earlier scored and he showed no sign of panic to score his 110 th goal in 133 appearances for the club since he joined from AC Milan in 2012.
PSG maintain their lead on the Ligue 1 log with 23points from nine matches so far while Marseille has just eight points in 16th place.