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Zlatan helps Sweden to triumph over Iran

Zlatan Ibrahimovic found the net as Sweden comfortably overcame Iran in an international friendly on Tuesday evening.

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The Paris Saint-Germain striker opened the scoring with a well-timed back-post header on 11 minutes, setting up the Swedes for a convincing victory.

Zlatan didn’t stop there, and contributed an assist for Sweden’s second, heading down to Marcus Berg to finish from inside the box ten minutes later.

The Europeans eased up after that and Iran halved the deficit from the penalty spot when Javad Nekounam fired home past Robin Olsen.

The game petered out in the second period as both sides rang the changes, with Zlatan himself was replaced by Stade Rennais forward Ola Toivonen.

It was the Rennes striker who made it three a minute before the end to secure the victory for Erik Hamren’s side.

Girondins de Bordeaux forward Isaac Kiese Thelin was an unused substitute for Sweden.

Zlatan will return to Ligue 1 action this weekend when he features for Paris Saint-Germain in their top-of-the-table heavyweight clash against fierce rivals Olympique de Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.

PSG lead the classement heading into the weekend, but OM would overtake them should the win and Olympique Lyonnais fail to beat En Avant de Guingamp.

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