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Ibrahimovic toys with opposing keeper
France Football (French), September 3rd, 2012 10:20PM

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It took four games, but big-spending Paris St. Germain finally got its first win of the season after three ties with a 2-1 win at Lille. Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the center piece of PSG's massive spending spree, scored within the first 27 seconds and adding a second goal in the 21st minute.

Lille's Mickael Landreau was certainly impressed with Ibra. "He almost makes fun of you," said the 30-year-old keeper. Recalled to the French national team after a four-year absence, Landreau went on to detail other first meetings that did not go well. "In the first match against [Portuguese] Pauleta [at Paris St. Germain], I conceded three. In the first game against Lisandro [Lopez of Lyon], I conceded three as well. Here, Ibrahimovic scored two in 21 minutes!"

The win, PSG's first in Lille in 15 years, moved it into a four-way tie for seventh place, six points behind unbeaten and untied Marseille in first place. It completed its $202 million investment in new players on Monday with the signing of 24-year-old Dutch defender Gregory Van der Wiel from Ajax. The fee of $7.6 million took PSG's recent spending to an estimated $202 million.

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