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WATCH: Own goal for ages, Zlatan hat trick key PSG win over St Etienne

Sep 1, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

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Previously-unbeaten Saint Etienne was going to have enough trouble toppling French powers Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, and then goalkeeper Stephane Ruffier made it that much harder with a horrific own goal.

Mishandling a back pass past his own goal line was just the start of the day’s troubles for Ruffier, twice-capped by France since 2010. The keeper had to deal with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, whose idea of ‘daring to Zlatan’ on Sunday was netting thrice.

Oddly enough, Ibrahimovic missed a stylish overhead kick that would’ve given him four goals on the night, but the ones he did finish certainly stand on their own: a powerful header met a classic dribble around Ruffier and a 1v1 goal in the blowout.

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Edinson Cavani scored a beautiful goal from beyond the 18 in PSG’s 5-0 win, as the French club is issuing plenty of warnings to the UEFA Champions League after a slow start.

But the first goal is the hardest to watch. Yikes.

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  1. alucardgt - Sep 1, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    That was ridiculous! Sirigu was on-point, as usual.

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