The endless collection of beautiful and creative goals by Zlatan Ibrahimovic got another piece of memorabilia, as the best striker in the world scored one of his best ever by using his long legs and quick thinking to flick the ball in what has already been dubbed a Taekwondo move to open the scoring for PSG in their 4-0 win over Bastia.
The end result was exactly what club officials were dreaming of when they partnered Ibrahimovic with Edinson Cavani, as both players finished with a brace. PSG now move to the top of the league with 24 points, winning their last four matches, but they do have a match more players than Moncao, who can climb back to the top if they win by at least two goals.
Ibrahimovic’s goal came in the 10th minute, as Lucas broke on the right wing and put the ball in the box. It bounced off Hervin Ongenda, going up into the middle of the box, where Ibrahimovic was waiting.
The ball wasn’t coming at a velocity enough for a powerful header, and he was marked too closely for deft control. So Ibrahimovic simply hit the ball in a way almost no other player in the world can, shocking the defense and the keeper to give PSG their first goal (he scored again three minutes later) and putting himself once more on the shortlist for best goals of the season.