Paris - Zlatan Ibrahimovic set another
record as Paris Saint-Germain finished their Champions League pool phase on a
positive note in beating Shakhtar Donetsk 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on
Brazilian Lucas Moura broke the deadlock on
57 minutes before record goalscorer Ibrahimovic set the seal on their group A
victory with the second four minutes from time.
But with Real Madrid thumping Malmo 8-0 in
Spain, PSG finished three points back in second and risk a tough draw in the
last 16 where the likes of champions Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester
The main bonus for Paris was seeing
Ibrahimovic break another record, becoming the club's top goalscorer of all
time in European competitions, eclipsing Liberian great George Weah with his
That ensured a party atmosphere in the
French capital despite Ibrahimovic's finish from Lucas's pass more dribbling
into the net rather than bursting it.
It had otherwise been an insipid
performance from the French champions, whose qualification for the last 16 as
group runners-up had already been assured two weeks ago with a 5-0 win at
The fans were briefly awakened by Lucas's
rasping drive just before the hour mark to open the scoring.
What will most be occupying the minds of
PSG supporters now, though, is Monday's knock-out stage draw in Nyon,