Zlatan Ibrahimovic loves being the centre of attention – but this is a bit much.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker seemed to want the whole of the Parc des Princes to bow down to him after his deflected free-kick gave them a 1-0 lead in their Champions League tie with Chelsea.
Check out this celebration. Something more understated might have been in order considering that Thibaut Courtois would have swallowed the shot had it not taken a big nick off John Obi Mikel.
Ibrahimovic’s goal is his first against Chelsea, who have played PSG in this competition three years on the spin, and only the eighth of his 46 Champions League goals to come in the knockout stages.
Mikel was the villain of the piece as far as the Blues were concerned. His foul gave away the initial set piece, and his effort to block Zlatan’s strike in the wall was nothing short of cowardly.
But the Nigerian midfielder soon went from zero to hero as he was the unlikely source of Chelsea’s equaliser, volleying home from a corner in first-half stoppage time to make it 1-1 at the break.
Mikel’s strike was just his sixth in 358 appearances for Chelsea, and came at the perfect time – cancelling out Zlatan’s opener in only six minutes and giving the Premier League side a crucial away goal.
Half-time: Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 Chelsea
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