Though Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored eight goals in the Champions League group stage this season, there were doubts as to whether he could keep that pace going. The knockout stages haven't been too kind to him over the years, but a favorable draw put PSG against Bayer Leverkusen in the round of 16 and Zlatan promptly took advantage.
He scored from the penalty spot in the 39th minute to give PSG a 2-0 lead and then extended it further just three minutes later with a rocket of a shot from outside the box that found the gap between three defenders, curled over the outstretched hand of the goal keep and slipped under the crossbar. That made it 3-0 and gave Zlatan 10 goals in his last five Champions League matches. PSG went on to win 4-0.
The man is so good that even a young Leverkusen fan was begging for his shirt before the match started.
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