10/20/2013 03:25 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Backheel Goal May Have Required A Black Belt In Taekwondo (VIDEO/PHOTOS)


Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a black belt in taekwondo. This may explain how the 6' 5" Paris Saint-Germain striker had the balance, coordination, power and presence of mind to score his latest golazo. It may not. Either way, this must-see, backheel goal may rival Ibra's iconic bicycle kick for Sweden against England earlier this year in terms of audacity.

With PSG hosting SC Bastia in Ligue 1 on Saturday, the Swedish star opened the scoring in the 10th minute after Hervin Ongenda deflected a cross from the right high into the air inside the penalty area. While bracketed by defenders, Ibrahimovic fired the ball past goalkeper Mickaël Landreau by reaching behind him and re-directing the ball with his right foot.

Courtesy of Getty Images, here is combination of photographs of the spectacular goal taken by Lionel Bonvaneture:

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Ibrahimovic would add a second goal just three minutes later as PSG rolled to a 4-0 win.

For those who would like to compare, here is a look at Ibrahimovic's classic bicycle kick goal against England.



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