Ibrahimovic will to play against his former team Barcelona.


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After a successful appeal, Ibrahimovic will be available to play against his former team.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had his two-game UEFA ban reduced to one match by the European governing body.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker was sent off in their 2-1 victory over Valencia in the first leg of their Champions League tie. He was initially said to be banned for two games.

However, having appealed to UEFA, the Ligue 1 club succeeded in reducing the punishment, meaning the Swedish forward will be available for both clashes against Barcelona in the quarterfinals.

He has already served his one-game ban in the second leg of the last-16 tie against Valencia.

“The UEFA Appeals Body has accepted the appeal lodged by Paris Saint-Germain against a two-match ban meted out to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reducing his suspension to one game,” a UEFA statement read.

“The 31-year-old striker had incurred the original penalty from the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body after being dismissed in the closing seconds of PSG’s 21 round-of-16 first-leg victory at Valencia.

“He will now be available fo rthe French side’s quarter-final opener against his old team, Barcelona.”

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