Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp
Ibrahimovic celebrating his first goal against Nantes. Photo: AFP
Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint-Germain's single season Ligue 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes on Saturday.

With the title long wrapped up and a French Cup final against bitter rivals Marseille to come a week later, the night was all about Ibrahimovic and his quest to break the 37-goal single season PSG record at the Parc des Princes.

Starting the game with 36 goals, the Swedish striker equalled the 1997-98 club record of Argentine Carlos Bianchi in the 18th minute with his 37th of the season.

Ibrahimovic then netted his record 38th a minute from time from Javier Pastore's cross to end a match-long quest that had looked set to frustrate him.
“I'm feeling very emotional. Today is a very special day after four years together winning lots of trophies,” said Ibrahimovic.

“Thank you 'Ibracadabra', these four years will remain in my heart.”

Ibrahimovic said he hoped PSG would keep on winning, adding: “Without Ibra it's difficult, but it's possible!”

It was the perfect end to his last match at the Parc in a PSG shirt before leaving for pastures new and he was immediately substituted, but not before his children ran onto the pitch wearing PSG replica shirts bearing the names King and Legend on their backs — a reference to Ibrahimovic's Friday tweet in announcing his departure: “I came like a king, left like a legend.”