Eventful Night for Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Paris Saint-Germain Start French League With Draw

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as defending Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to hold Reims 2-2 in the opener.

updated: August 09, 2014 14:36 IST
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Paris Saint-Germain's midfielder Zlatan Ibrahimovic (L) celebrates with his teammate Edinson Cavani after scoring during the French L1 match vs Stade de Reims.


Paris: Zlatan Ibrahimovic took centre stage as reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain had to come from behind to claim a 2-2 draw with Reims in the opening game of the new season on Friday.

The Swede, France's leading scorer and standout performer in each of the last two campaigns, scored one goal, was credited with another, and missed a penalty that he had won in a remarkable encounter at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.

After Ibrahimovic opened the scoring, goals from Prince Oniangue and Antoine Devaux had unfancied Reims in front at half-time in Champagne country, but Ibrahimovic saw parity restored in the second period when his cross was palmed across the line by home 'keeper Johny Placide.

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