Ibrahimovic sets up leaders PSG for easy win at Brest

Reuters, Saturday 22 Dec 2012

Paris St Germain defeated Stade Brest 3-0 Friday in Ligue 1

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Stade Brest's Johan Martial (C) challenges Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Francis Le Ble stadium in Brest, December 21, 2012. (PhotoL Reuters)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 18th goal of the season to inspire Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain to a comprehensive 3-0 victory at 10-man Stade Brest which lifted them three points clear at the top on Friday.

Goalkeeper Alexis Thebaux produced a sterling performance for the home team but could not stop Swede Ibrahimovic scoring from Christophe Jallet's cross in the 55th minute.

Substitute Kevin Gameiro make it 2-0 on 73 minutes and left back Bernard Mendy's stoppage-time own goal sealed PSG's comfortable win.

PSG have 38 points, three ahead of Olympique Lyon who host fifth-placed Nice on Saturday, and Olympique Marseille, who take on St Etienne on Sunday.

Brest, who had midfielder Abdoulwhaid Sissoko sent off for a dangerous tackle on Ezequiel Lavezzi in the 33rd minute, are 13th on 21 points.

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