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Ibrahimović helps Paris scoop French League Cup

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain geared up for their midweek UEFA Champions League quarter-final with a 4-0 League Cup final victory against SC Bastia.

Zlatan Ibrahimović after scoring against Bastia in the final
Zlatan Ibrahimović after scoring against Bastia in the final ©Getty Images

Four days ahead of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final opener against FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain won their second successive French League Cup, beating SC Bastia 4-0 at the Stade de France.

In a repeat of the first League Cup final played 20 years ago, Paris were triumphant once more, the capital side extending their record haul to six successes in the competition reserved for professional teams in France. Surprise package Bastia, who saw off AS Monaco FC in the semi-finals, are still without a trophy since lifting the 1981 Coupe de France.

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored his 103rd and 104th goals for Paris before the break, moving to within five goals of club record-holder Pauleta. His first came from the penalty spot after Sébastien Squillaci was dismissed for a foul on Ezequiel Lavezzi, with the Swede volleying in his second on 41 minutes. Edinson Cavani came off the bench to net twice in the closing stages.

Saturday's victory marked the first prize in a possible quadruple for Laurent Blanc's men: the Ligue 1 leaders, on course to defend their domestic title, face Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League's last eight on 15/21 April and also have a French Cup final date against Ligue 2 outfit AJ Auxerre on 30 May.