PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic banned for two games

PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic banned

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been handed a two-match ban by the Ligue de Football Professionnel following an incident during last month’s match with St Etienne.

The incident in case at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on January 25 saw Ibrahimovic booked during the closing stages for a late challenge on home midfielder Romain Hamouma.

However despite the referee that day Ruddy Buquet handing out the yellow card for the incident the LFP has now reviewed the challenge and decided that it is worthy of a more severe punishment.

The Sweden international will miss the domestic double header with Monaco, beginning with the Ligue 1 clash at the Stade Louis II on March 1, as well as the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final meeting at the Parc des Princes three days later.

The 33-year-old is however eligible for this Saturday’s league clash with struggling Toulouse as he looks to add to his tally of 11 Le Championnat goals this season.

The former Barcelona player is also the club’s joint top scorer in all competitions along with Edinson Cavani with the pair both having bagged 17 goals so far this campaign.

The Parisians are favourites to win the home encounter with Alain Casanova’s side at 1.28 with the visitors available at 8.07. The draw is on offer at 5.72.

Ibrahimovic’s ban will not affect his involvement in Europe with the striker available for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Chelsea that will take place at Stamford Bridge on March 11.

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