Zlatan at the double for PSG
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first of his brace after just 27 seconds to inspire Paris St Germain to a 2-1 win at Lille.
Last Updated: 02/09/12 11:31pm
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first of his brace after just 27 seconds to inspire Paris St Germain to their first league win of the season as they claimed a 2-1 victory at Lille.
Despite their big spending the capital club had only managed to draw their opening three Ligue 1 matches - including goalless encounters in their previous two.
But Ibrahimovic, a 20 million euro summer buy, ensured there was no repeat as he latched onto Maxwell's throughball to score before Lille had even touched the ball.
And while Aurelien Chedjou equalised from a corner on 11 minutes Ibrahimovic, who scored has now scored all his side's league goals this season, won the match when he poked home ahead of Mickael Landreau just before the half-hour.
The big Swedish striker could have even had his hat-trick, but for Landreau, but his performance was enough to secure a rare PSG win in Lille.
The hosts, who again lacked a cutting edge following the sale of Eden Hazard to Chelsea in the off-season, had grabbed their first win in their new Grand Stade Lille Metropole when they beat FC Copenhagen to reach the Champions League group stage in midweek.
Their hopes of a first league win on their new turf were immediately undermined by Ibrahimovic following a flowing PSG move.
The visitors immediately made space down the left after kicking off before Maxwell's clever pass played in Ibrahimovic who expertly beat Landreau from an acute angle.
Lille roared back and an athletic Nolan Roux effort was turned away before Chedjou equalised.
The defender ran across his markers before deflecting in a header at the near post.
PSG were back ahead on 20 minutes, however, when Ibrahimovic played a one-two with Javier Pastore and reached the ball just before an onrushing Landreau to stab the ball in from the edge of the area.
Ibrahimovic had his chances for his first PSG hat-trick but he blazed over when Jeremy Menez found him soon after half-time before Landreau kept out a header late on.
In between time Lille offered sporadic threat with Salomon Kalou forcing Sirigu to punch clear before the goalkeeper blocked Tulio de Melo's firm header.