Ibracadabra. PSG-win. Another title.
We are used to it now.
Zlatan scored twice when PSG easily beat a 10-men Bastia and won the League Cup-trophy. Zlatan's 24th.
– The season isn't over yet. There are many important matches left to play. But sure, we will celebrate a little, Zlata said after the game.
The game's first real chance came in the 19th minute. Zlatan held the ball nicely to the right on a PSG-counterattack, dribbled and served Lavezzi who was about to shoot when he was fouled by Squilacci. The referee pointed to the penalty spot and Squilacci was sent off. As usual Zlatan stepped up and placed the penalty in his usual left corner. 1-0 to PSG and 11 vs 10.
After the red card, PSG totally controlled the game. Zlatan was more involved and the energy from the passionate Bastia-fans had decreased. PSG came closer and closer to 2-0 and in the 41th minute it was time for Ibracadabra again. Aurier's cross found Ibra just outside the penalty area, Zlatan took it with his chest and then lethally shot with his right, tremendous shot down in the left corner, 2-0 and Zlatan showed alot of emotions. The red card ruined the party for Bastia and then it was Ibracabra-show. Great half for Ibra and PSG.
CAVANI SCORED ON GREAT HEADER
PSG didn't create any real 100 %-chances despite dominance, and neither did Bastia. Cavani and Lucas (welcome back!) came on and in the 82th minute Cavani made it 3-0 on a beautiful header. Aurier crossed for his second assist, and the Uruguayan timed the ball perfectly.
ZLATAN-ASSIST TO CAVANI - PSG CHAMPIONS
We all thought that was the definitie nail in the coffin but Zlatan served Cavani with a beautiful assist just before the end. A right through-pass and Cavani nicely placed the ball behind Areola, 4-0. That was it, 4-0, PSG were the League Cup-champions!
Zlatan was very involved in PSG's play in the first half, but it was mainly after Bastia's red card that he got into it. He had a header over and one offside that could have lead to something in the first twenty minutes but he got his chance in the 21st.Then it was time for another penalty and there was no doubt. The 8th straight penalty in goal was a fact and after that Zlatan really got into the game. Several nice combinations and he looked dangerous.
And in the 41st minute it was time for a beautiful goal by Zlatan. Aurier's cross found Ibra just outside the penalty area, Zlatan took it with his chest and then lethally shot with his right, tremendous shot down in the left corner, 2-0 and Zlatan showed alot of emotions. The red card ruined the party for Bastia and then it was Ibracabra-show. Great half for Ibra and PSG.
He kept playing well in the second, but mostly controlled possession and since the tempo decreased a bit, so did the goal scoring opportunities. He had a blocked shot with his left and a blocked freekick at the very end. Other than that he mostly semi-jogged around and showed great quality in passing. And on extra time, he showed amazing skill when he served Cavani with a great assist. 2 goals + 1 assist = Zlatan's 24th title. Ibracadabra!
21' - 1-0. Zlatan Ibrahimović, PSG (p).
41' - 2-0. Zlatan Ibrahimović, PSG.
81' - 3-0. Edinson Cavani, PSG.
90+1' - 4-0. Edinson Cavani, PSG.