French Ligue 1
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Paris St-Germain 'sorry' after outburst

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored 14 league goals for PSG this season

Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has apologised after saying France "does not deserve" PSG.

Ibrahimovic's outburst came in the tunnel following his side's 3-2 Ligue 1 defeat by Bordeaux on Sunday.

French sports minister Patrick Kanner had urged Ibrahimovic to say sorry, and later commended the "welcome apology from a great champion."

The Swede, 33, said: "I was speaking in anger. My remarks were not aimed at France or the French people."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's foul-mouthed outburst

In a statement issued on Monday, the French Professional Football Leagueexternal-link said its disciplinary commission would study Ibrahimovic's comments "in its meeting of Thursday, 19 March".

Ibrahimovic, who had also criticised referee Lionel Jaffredo, added he was "talking about football and not something else" and apologised "if people felt offended".

His remarks - broadcast by infosport+ - came after he scored twice in PSG's third league defeat of the season, which left them two points behind leaders Lyon.

Ibrahimovic first equalised after Lamine Sane's opener, then cancelled out Wahbi Khazri's goal.

But Diego Rodin struck with two minutes left to snatch victory for the hosts.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic apologises for outburst

Ibrahimovic accused Chelsea players of acting like "babies" after he was sent off as PSG knocked the Blues out of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Last month, Lyon coach Hubert Fournier claimed Ibrahimovic abuses French referees in either English or Italian so they cannot understand him.

Fournier's side missed the chance to extend their lead over PSG to a maximum of four points after they were held to a 0-0 draw at Marseille, who remain third.

Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac came closest to scoring when he struck the post, before defender Jeremy Morel was sent off and Steve Mandanda produced a spectacular last-minute save from Corentin Tolisso's shot to deny Lyon victory.

Steve Mandanda
Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda produced a spectacular late save

Elsewhere, Liverpool's on-loan striker Divock Origi ended a six-month scoring drought with a hat-trick from three shots on target, as Lille defeated Rennes 3-0.

Line-ups

Bordeaux

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 16Carrasso
  • 2Ferreira FilhoBooked at 84mins
  • 4Ilori
  • 6Sané
  • 3ContentoBooked at 47mins
  • 21Yambéré
  • 18Plasil
  • 11Chantôme
  • 24KhazriSubstituted forMaurice-Belayat 75'minutes
  • 12ThelinSubstituted forCrivelliat 83'minutes
  • 9RolanSubstituted forTraoréat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Traoré
  • 8Sertic
  • 17Biyogo Poko
  • 19Maurice-Belay
  • 22Faubert
  • 30Prior
  • 33Crivelli

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der WielBooked at 64mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David LuizSubstituted forCamaraat 38'minutes
  • 21Digne
  • 24VerrattiBooked at 43mins
  • 8MottaBooked at 40minsSubstituted forCabayeat 60'minutesSubstituted forCavaniat 73'minutes
  • 25Rabiot
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 27Pastore

Substitutes

  • 1Douchez
  • 4Cabaye
  • 6Camara
  • 9Cavani
  • 14Matuidi
  • 15Bahebeck
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
Referee:
Lionel Jaffredo
Attendance:
32,236

Match Stats

Home TeamBordeauxAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bordeaux 3, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bordeaux 3, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Gregory Van der Wiel.

  4. Post update

    Abdou Traoré (Bordeaux) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bordeaux. Abdou Traoré replaces Diego Rolan.

  7. Post update

    Cédric Carrasso (Bordeaux) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain).

  9. Post update

    Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Enzo Crivelli (Bordeaux).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Bordeaux 3, Paris Saint Germain 2. Diego Rolan (Bordeaux) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mariano with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cédric Yambéré (Bordeaux) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bordeaux. Conceded by Lucas Digne.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Bordeaux 2, Paris Saint Germain 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  15. Booking

    Mariano (Bordeaux) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi draws a foul in the penalty area.

  17. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Mariano (Bordeaux) after a foul in the penalty area.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Bordeaux. Mariano tries a through ball, but Diego Rolan is caught offside.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bordeaux. Enzo Crivelli replaces Isaac Thelin.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Clément Chantôme (Bordeaux).