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Ibra Thanks Anderlecht Fans for the Applause
ESPN FC, October 24th, 2013 1:56PM

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Following his four-goal haul at Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic thanked the Belgian club’s fans for applauding his performance during PSG’s comprehensive 5-0 win. The big Swede received a standing ovation in the 36th minute after completing his hat-trick with a thunderbolt volley from distance that reportedly went into the goal at 100 kilometers per hour, or 62 miles per hour.  He went on to score another fantastic goal in the 62nd minute.

"It’s not every night that I score four goals," Ibrahimovic told reporters after the game. "The stadium applauded me after the third goal and that doesn’t happen every night either. I’d like to thank the Anderlecht supporters -- it was really nice of them."

Ibrahimovic became only the ninth player to score four goals in the Champions League, a feat that was matched last season by Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski against Real Madrid in the second-leg of the UCL semi-final. It was the Sweden international’s tenth goal in October, taking his tally for the season to 15 goals in 18 appearances.

"He’s in excellent form," PSG coach Laurent Blanc said of Ibrahimovic after the game. “His four goals tonight were exceptional. He’s a catalyst for all the others, someone who is driving everyone towards the top.”

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