Zlatan still dares to Zlatan.
The nerveless Paris St-Germain striker added yet another jaw-dropping goal to his portfolio with a one-touch, left-footed score against Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of a Champions League Round of 16 matchup on Tuesday. With PSG already leading 2-0 deep into the first half at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Ibrahimovic helped along an attacking movement for the visitors that resulted in teammate Blaise Matuidi holding the ball in the penalty area. Surrounded by defenders, the PSG midfielder rolled a pass out toward the lurking Ibrahimovic. He stepped toward the ball near the left edge of the penalty area and laced a screamer into the top-right corner of the goal.
(GIF via @br_uk)
The score was Ibrahimovic's second of the night as he had scored from the penalty spot just minutes earlier. The two goals lifted Ibrahimovic ahead of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo as the tournament's top scorer this season (10).
After the 4-0 victory put PSG on the cusp of the Champions League quarterfinals, Ibrahimovic addressed the goal with his characteristic confidence.
— Zlatan Ibrahimović (@Ibra_official) February 18, 2014