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09th Apr 2015

Zlatan marks his Parisian century in style

Too hot to handle...

Nooruddean Choudry

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, that enigmatic hulk of brawn and majesty, scored his 100th, 101st and 102nd goals for Paris Saint-Germain last night to fire them into the French Cup final.

It was part of a 4-1 rout of Saint-Etienne, and means that the Parisian club will face Auxerre in the Coupe de France final on May 30th.

In a way, the three strikes epitomised what makes the 33-year-old such an icon of the modern game. The first was a nonchalant penalty; the second a tap-in following a sumptuous touch to round the keeper…

…whilst the third was a left-footed pile-driver after he had deceived the defender with a deft roll of his studs over the ball. It was glorious. As can be seen below.

All that was missing was a trademark feat of anti-gravity to encapsulate the 33-year-old’s full array of talents. What a magnificent bastard.