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Ibrahimovic books Malmo's Main Square for homecoming

Ibrahimovic books Malmo's Main Square for homecoming

Stockholm (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed Friday that he has booked Malmo's Main Square for his homecoming match in the Champions League on November 25.

"I have previously said that the game will be heard all over Malmo. Now I've moreover made sure that all of Malmo will be able to watch the game," the Swede said on Facebook.

"I've booked the Main Square where the game on November 25 will be broadcast live. All are welcome! More surprises await that day. I'm on my way."

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Barcelona, Messi top end-of-season AP Global Football 10

Barcelona, Messi top end-of-season AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) — Lionel Messi & Barcelona topped the final AP Global Football 10 poll on Tuesday, receiving the highest amount of votes over the season.

Messi finished the season with 56 goals for Barcelona, which completed the treble after beating Juventus 3-1 in the Champions League final in Berlin. Barcelona moreover won the Spanish league & Copa del Rey.

Cristiano Ronaldo was second to Messi in the player vote, & Real Madrid was second to Barcelona in the team standings.

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Blanc realistic over Barca challenge

Blanc realistic over Barca challenge

Barcelona (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc admitted he is realistic approximately the size of the task facing his side as they attempt to overturn a 3-1 Champions League quarter-final, first leg deficit away at Barcelona on Tuesday.

The French champions were torn apart by Barca's star front three of Luis Suarez, Neymar & Lionel Messi at the Parc des Princes last week, just as they were when they last visited the Camp Nou in the group stages in December.

And while Blanc is confident PSG can pose the Barca defence problems, he believes stopping the South American trio is an almost impossible task.

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Either PSG or Barcelona will be team to avoid in next round

Either PSG or Barcelona will be team to avoid in next round

PARIS (AP) — One team won nothing last season. The other is closing in on winning everything this season.

Barcelona & Paris Saint-Germain both have points to prove in the Champions League quarterfinals. But on Wednesday at Parc des Princes, PSG will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals, Marco Verratti's midfield zest & David Luiz's forays from the back against the most potent attacking trio in European soccer: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez & Neymar.

Barcelona isn't worry-free. It squandered a run of nine consecutive wins with a 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Saturday, letting Real Madrid back into the Spanish league title race. Neymar's show of dissatisfaction at his second-half substitution moreover showed that coach Luis Enrique still doesn't have complete authority & is prone to costly lapses in strategy & personnel management.

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Either PSG or Barcelona will be team to avoid in next round

Either PSG or Barcelona will be team to avoid in next round

PARIS (AP) — One team won nothing last season. The other is closing in on winning everything this season.

Barcelona & Paris Saint-Germain both have points to prove in the Champions League quarterfinals. But on Wednesday at Parc des Princes, PSG will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goals, Marco Verratti's midfield zest & David Luiz's forays from the back against the most potent attacking trio in European soccer: Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez & Neymar.

Barcelona isn't worry-free. It squandered a run of nine consecutive wins with a 2-2 draw at Sevilla on Saturday, letting Real Madrid back into the Spanish league title race. Neymar's show of dissatisfaction at his second-half substitution moreover showed that coach Luis Enrique still doesn't have complete authority & is prone to costly lapses in strategy & personnel management.

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Ibrahimovic banned for four games over anti-France rant

Ibrahimovic banned for four games over anti-France rant

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain's tempestuous striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday received a four-match ban from Ligue 1 officials for his comments attacking France & its referees.

The 33-year-old Swedish star will miss PSG's games against Nice, Lille, Metz & Nantes as a result of his widely televised rant in which he said France did not deserve a team like the star-studded Paris Saint-Germain because of the way it is treated.

Ibrahimovic will already be missing for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona next week after his sending off against Chelsea in the last 16.

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Swedes' love for Ibrahimovic unshaken by outburst

Swedes' love for Ibrahimovic unshaken by outburst

Malm̦ (Sweden) (AFP) РA foul-mouthed outburst by Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has drawn virtually no criticism in his native Sweden, where churlish comments have only underscored his image as a straight-talking underdog.

The 33-year-old will face the French league's disciplinary commission on April 9 for comments made after PSG's defeat at Bordeaux on March 15, when he labelled France a "shit country" that "does not deserve PSG."

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he was "shocked", while far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen suggested the Swede could leave France if he was unhappy.

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Ibrahimovic handed one-match ban over Chelsea red card

Ibrahimovic handed one-match ban over Chelsea red card

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain's volatile star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final after being banned for one match for his sending-off in the last round against Chelsea.

But his Ivory Coast team-mate Serge Aurier will have to sit out three matches for his outburst criticising the match referee on social media.

Ibrahimovic was shown a straight red card by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers in the 32nd minute of the second leg against Chelsea following a 50-50 challenge with Oscar, despite the fact that both players had seemed equally committed to the tackle.

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Ibrahimovic handed one-match ban over Chelsea red card

Ibrahimovic handed one-match ban over Chelsea red card

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain's volatile star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final after being banned for one match for his sending-off in the last round against Chelsea.

But his Ivory Coast team-mate Serge Aurier will have to sit out three matches for his outburst criticising the match referee on social media.

Ibrahimovic was shown a straight red card by Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers in the 32nd minute of the second leg against Chelsea following a 50-50 challenge with Oscar, despite the fact that both players had seemed equally committed to the tackle.

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