Zlatan needs only 2 minutes to score first PSG goal | inside World Soccer

Zlatan Ibrahimović scored two minutes into his debut with Paris St Germain to help the French club play out a 1-1 friendly draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović is congratulated by teammate Mathieu Bodmer
PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimović is congratulated by teammate Mathieu Bodmer

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Ibrahimović, who moved from AC Milan just over a week ago, made his debut in style in just third minute of the exhibition game at RFK Stadium.

Put through by a probing pass from Jérémy Ménez, Ibrahimović drove into the box, cut the ball inside and faced United defender Daniel Woolard.

With one more sliding touch, he moved the ball deftly to his left foot and drove a low, left-footed shot past United goalkeeper Bill Hamid and into the bottom left corner.

The Swede's time on the pitch, though, was interupted by a delay, which broke up in the 23rd minute after lighting and thunder made their way into the pitch.

Once play resumed 45 minutes later, United drew level within a few minutes through a Dwayne De Rosario penalty.

"It was a good goal," Ibrahimović commented on his goal.

"Ménez gave me a good ball and I come into the space. I tried to fight the angle to shoot and I shoot with my left and it went in."

Ibrahimović, in his first competitive match since the Euro 2012, played 37 minutes and took three shots before being replaced by Guillaume Hoarau.

"I feel good, very good," added the hulking 6-foot-5 striker.

"I mean I scored a goal, and my condition is not 100%. I'm still working hard to reach 100% and I've been training with the team for 3-4 days.

"So, it's important for me to play today. I played 30 minutes, and next game hopefully I'll play more and get in better shape."

And Ibrahimović was asked why Milan will not be as successful as PSG this season, to which he replied, "Because they lost their two best players."



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