PSG v Man City: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored just five goals against English teams
By Peter Smith
Last Updated: 06/04/16 7:28pm
Manchester City face Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday - and Manuel Pellegrini's men can take encouragement from Zlatan Ibrahimovic's record against English opposition.
The talismanic Sweden striker netted in both legs as PSG knocked out Chelsea in the previous round but they were two rare goals for him against teams from these shores.
In 20 appearances against English clubs in the Champions League, Ibrahimovic - who has also played for Malmo, Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan, Barcelona and AC Milan - has scored just five times.
The 34-year-old has bagged three goals against Arsenal - but has won just one of seven meetings with the Gunners.
In fact, Chelsea are the only other English team Ibrahimovic has beaten, winning three matches against the Blues from five attempts, with his only two goals against them coming in this year's Champions League.
He has a poor record against Liverpool (D1 L3), Tottenham (D1 L1) and Manchester United (D1 L1).
Ibrahimovic is yet to face Manchester City but it is unlikely Pellegrini would take him lightly. The Swede - who has been linked with a summer switch to the Premier League - has 35 goals in 40 appearances for PSG across all competitions this season.
England fans won't forget his stunning performance against the national team in 2012, either. Ibrahimovic famously scored all four goals in a 4-2 win, including a stunning long-range bicycle kick.
Ibrahimovic's record v England
That haul took his tally to five goals in five games against the Three Lions and he's won two, drawn one and lost two in fixtures against England.
Ibrahimovic's record v English clubs