The Swedish star’s stunning Champions League quadruple was the cornerstone of PSG’s 5-0 thrashing of Anderlecht on Wednesday.
The 32-year-old has now scored 10 goals in his last five matches as Laurent Blanc’s side continue their near perfect start to the season.
Applauded off the pitch by the Brussels’ faithful in a rare tribute to an away player, his form has hit new levels of greatness as the capital club stand on the brink of the European knock-out phase, and have a two point lead to protect heading into Sunday’s away fixture at Saint-Etienne.
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It was the club’s record away victory in Champions League action and their 12 goals in three matches is the second highest tally in competition history behind Arsenal’s 14 in 2010-11.
“He is in excellent form and scoring lots of goals,” Blanc said.
“But what I really appreciate is he is more and more involved in the play and he is very difficult to mark. I had the chance to play with some great players and he is a great player. He is like a locomotive for the others and pulls everyone to greater heights.”
Monaco are the only other unbeaten side in the league and could only look on with envy as PSG stole the midweek headlines while coach Claudio Ranieri must rally the troops for Sunday’s home match against Lyon after being held 2-2 by lowly Sochaux in their last outing.