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Ibrahimović return lifts PSG to pole position

Published: Saturday 24 November 2012, 22.00CET
Zlatan Ibrahimović returned from suspension to score two and make two as Paris Saint-Germain FC regained the Ligue 1 leadership with a 4-0 defeat of ES Troyes Aube Champagne.
Ibrahimović return lifts PSG to pole position
Maxwell thanks provider Ibrahimović after scoring PSG's opener ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Saturday 24 November 2012, 22.00CET

Ibrahimović return lifts PSG to pole position

Zlatan Ibrahimović returned from suspension to score two and make two as Paris Saint-Germain FC regained the Ligue 1 leadership with a 4-0 defeat of ES Troyes Aube Champagne.

Paris Saint-Germain FC regained the top spot in Ligue 1 after overcoming struggling ES Troyes Aube Champagne 4-0 at Parc des Princes.

After earning just one point from a possible nine in the league, Carlo Ancelotti's charges required some inspiration, and it arrived in the shape of talismanic striker Zlatan Ibrahimović. The Swedish international was returning from a two-match suspension, and quickly set about showing his importance to this PSG team by setting up Brazilian left-back Maxwell to slide the hosts into a half-time lead.

Ibrahimović and PSG moved up a gear after the break. The 30-year-old played in Blaise Matuidi to double the advantage midway through the second half before adding a left-footed third himself. He then completed the scoring in the final minute, tucking in Ezequiel Lavezzi's low centre.

In the pick of the late kick-offs, Stade Rennais FC passed up the chance to break into the top four after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Évian Thonon Gaillard FC. Meanwhile an Adrian Mutu penalty, 14 minutes from time, earned AC Ajaccio a point at AS Nancy-Lorraine, keeping the hosts rooted to the foot of the table.

Last updated: 25/11/12 0.21CET

Results

French Ligue 1 2012/13

Matches
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Last updated: 10/04/2013 17:47 CET

24/11/2012

BastiaBastia2-1LorientLorient

Modeste 11, Khazri 34

Kone 31

Venue: Bastia

24/11/2012

NancyNancy1-1AjaccioAjaccio

Bakar 8

Mutu 75 (P)

Venue: Nancy

24/11/2012

RennesRennes0-1ÉvianÉvian

Dhaouadi 79

Venue: Rennes

24/11/2012

SochauxSochaux0-1NiceNice

Cvitanich 44 (P)

Venue: Montbeliard

24/11/2012

ReimsReims0-0BrestBrest

Venue: Reims

24/11/2012

PSGPSG4-0TroyesTroyes

Maxwell 17, Matuidi 63, Ibrahimović 70, 89

Venue: Paris

23/11/2012

St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne1-0ValenciennesValenciennes

Hamouma 73

Venue: St Etienne

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