Zlatan Ibrahimovic Announces PSG Arrival Against DC United
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Expectations were higher than the Eiffel Tower he held a PSG jersey underneath when Zlatan Ibrahimovic was presented to the French public. Any questions over how Ibrahimovic would integrate himself into the PSG squad were seemingly answered quickly Saturday night against DC United.
Ibrahimovic only needed three minutes to announce his arrival for his new team as he was set up by Jeremy Menez for his first goal for PSG. Despite only joining the team on Tuesday, Ibrahimovic seemed to fit in well with his new teammates on the pitch at RFK stadium.
While the game was interrupted by weather, and playing conditions were less than ideal, it gave PSG the opportunity to get Ibra's feet wet ahead of this weekend's clash with Barcelona. Carlo Ancelotti pulled Ibrahimovic after 38 minutes, keeping the Swedish star on a short leash.
Despite drawing DC United 1-1, PSG can still come away from the game with several positives. The lineup was littered with players fighting for their place in the team. Menez was the only attacking player in the starting lineup who will be a regular alongside Ibra this season. Javier Pastore, Ezequiel Lavezzi and even Kevin Gameiro were on the bench.
Ancelotti has to believe that Lavezzi and Pastore will create numerous chances for Ibra, and will be part of his strongest offensive setup. Ibra will also benefit from Lavezzi and Pastore's ability to finish what the Swede sets them up for.
The Ibrahimovic era in Paris is still in its infancy, but the early returns are as advertised.
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