WATCH: Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets first-half hat trick in Coupe de France win
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tallied his first goal of 2014 Wednesday. Then he went on and tallied two more.
In his first competitive game of the new year (Paris St-Germain’s friendly against Real Madrid notwithstanding) Ibrahimovic notched a first-half hat trick, guiding PSG to a 5-2 rout of Brest in the Coupe de France’s round of 64 Wednesday.
Ibrahimovic opened the scoring with a blast off the outside of his right foot from inside the box in the 10th minute. Later in the half, he finished off his hat trick in a three-minute span, shinning home free kick in the 39th minute before completing a counterattack with a mini-chip over onrushing goalkeeper Joan Hartock in the 42nd minute.
Highlights of Zlatan’s hat trick are below:
Ibrahimovic, who is not a finalist for FIFA’s Ballon d’Or but is for FIFA’s Puskas Award, has 26 goals in all competitions this season and leads Ligue 1 with 15 goals thus far.