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WATCH: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores incredible Panenka penalty vs. Lyon

Dec 2, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT

A few days after announcing that he “didn’t need the Ballon d’Or award” to know he’s the best player in the world, Zlatan went and did this.

My word, that took some serious cojones.

With Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 up against Lyon, just before half time PSG won a penalty kick and Ibrahimovic stepped up to try and put his side in a commanding position with a 2-0 lead at the interval. Most people would’ve just stroked the ball home calmly into a corner or hammered the PK straight down the middle to make sure. But Ibra, as we all know, isn’t like most.

Instead he decided to take a short run up and delicately chipped the fluorescent orange ball into the roof of the net before running to the crowd with his arms aloft.

Yes, Ibra, we know you’re the man. With the Swedish international displaying breathtaking pieces of skill like that on a weekly basis now, it’s hard to ignore his arrogant assessments of his own ability.

Maybe he does deserve the Ballon d’Or after all… not that he wants it.

  1. footballer4ever - Dec 2, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    “Epic” Panenka Penalty shot, Mr. Ibrahimovic :)

  2. The History Bear - Dec 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    He should try that during the penalty kicks, during the quarter finals of the World Cup… oh wait he can’t. Abreu did it better.

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