Champions League
Malmö FFMalmö FF0PSGParis Saint Germain5

Malmo 0-5 PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal was his first in the Champions League for almost a year

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his first return to hometown club Malmo as Paris St-Germain thrashed the Swedish side to reach the Champions League last 16.

Ibrahimovic, who played for Malmo between 1999 and 2001, drove in from the left of the area in the second half to score his side's third.

Adrien Rabiot headed in PSG's first before Angel di Maria stroked home.

After Malmo's Markus Rosenberg missed a penalty, Di Maria's header and Lucas Moura's free-kick wrapped up the win.

Ibrahimovic, who did not celebrate his strike, went off to a standing ovation from both sets of fans when he was substituted late on.

A hometown hero returns

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was substituted in the 85th minute to applause from all sides of the stadium

With Wednesday's game marking 34-year-old Ibrahimovic's first return to his native city in a playing capacity, tickets for the match at the 21,000-seater Swedbank Stadion sold out within 28 minutes of going on sale.

For those who missed out, Ibrahimovic hired out Malmo's main square for 10,000 to watch the match on a big screen.

Ibrahimovic had gone almost a year without a goal in the Champions League, making it all the more special for the forward that he ended his drought at the club where he started his career.

"I lived a dream tonight, coming back and on top of that I scored one," he said.

"I got goosebumps. It felt like I was home again."

Premier League 'too quick' for Zlatan

Ibrahimovic is PSG's all-time leading scorer but Chris Waddle, speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, does not believe he would be a success in the Premier League.

"I think there are a couple of leagues he cannot play," he said. "He didn't have the legs or the pace for Spain and if he came to the Premier League it would be the same problem, it would be too quick for him.

"He loved Italy because it was slow. He loves France because PSG dominate every match they play. He has been a success in them leagues but he would not be a success in the Premier League."

Who's through to the last 16?

Nine teams are through to the last 16, with 13 clubs still in contention for the seven remaining places going into the final round of the group stage.

Group A: Real Madrid progress as group winners, with Paris St-Germain taking second place.

Group B: No-one is definitely through, with Wolfsburg, Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven fighting it out for the two places.

Group C: Atletico Madrid and Benfica are assured of their place in the last 16, with just first place to be decided.

Group D: Juventus and Manchester City are both into the last 16. Top spot is still to be decided.

Group E: Barcelona progress as group winners with one of Roma, Bayer Leverkusen and BATE Borisov hoping to join them in the knockout stage.

Group F: Bayern Munich are assured of top spot and either Olympiakos or Arsenal will join them.

Group G: Two from Chelsea, Porto and Dynamo Kiev will progress to the last 16.

Group H: Zenit St-Petersburg are through as group winners and one of Gent or Valencia will join them.

Thousands of fans packed out Malmo's main square to see the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Shops in Malmo had pictures of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the windows with the words "welcome home" on them


Malmö FF

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Wiland
  • 3Tinnerholm
  • 17BengtssonBooked at 90mins
  • 31Brorsson
  • 2Konate
  • 20RodicSubstituted forWolff Eikremat 60'minutes
  • 8Kofi AduSubstituted forRakipat 81'minutes
  • 6Lewicki
  • 23Berget
  • 9RosenbergBooked at 42mins
  • 28DjurdjicSubstituted forKroonat 69'minutes


  • 5Rakip
  • 7Kroon
  • 13Yotún
  • 19Wolff Eikrem
  • 25Carvalho da Silva
  • 26Vindheim
  • 29Andersson


Formation 4-3-3

  • 16Trapp
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 25Rabiot
  • 8MottaSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 69'minutes
  • 14Matuidi
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forStambouliat 69'minutes
  • 10IbrahimovicSubstituted forAugustinat 85'minutes
  • 9Cavani


  • 3Kimpembe
  • 4Stambouli
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 29Augustin
  • 30Sirigu
  • 35Ongenda
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Malmö FF 0, Paris Saint-Germain 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Malmö FF 0, Paris Saint-Germain 5.

  3. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rasmus Bengtsson (Malmö FF).

  5. Booking

    Rasmus Bengtsson (Malmö FF) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rasmus Bengtsson (Malmö FF).

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rasmus Bengtsson (Malmö FF) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Erdal Rakip with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Malmö FF. Conceded by Kevin Trapp.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint-Germain. Jean-Kevin Augustin replaces Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Malmö FF. Oscar Lewicki tries a through ball, but Simon Kroon is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Franz Brorsson (Malmö FF).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Malmö FF 0, Paris Saint-Germain 5. Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Malmö FF. Erdal Rakip replaces Enoch Kofi Adu.

  16. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rasmus Bengtsson (Malmö FF).

  18. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. Zlatan Ibrahimovic tries a through ball, but Maxwell is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Pa Konate.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 25th November 2015

As It Stood


1Real Madrid5410113813
3Shakhtar Donetsk5104712-53
4Malmö FF5104113-123


2Man Utd52215418
3PSV Eindhoven52126607
4CSKA Moscow511347-34


1Atl Madrid531192710
4FC Astana5032410-63


2Man City53028629
3B Mgladbach512268-25


3B Leverkusen5122121115
4BATE Borisov5113512-74


1Bayern Munich54011731412
4Dinamo Zagreb5104312-93


2FC Porto531196310
3Dynamo Kyiv52217438
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv5005115-140


1Zenit St Petersburg5500124815
2KAA Gent52126607
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