Ligue 1: PSG's Edinson Cavani breaks Zlatan Ibrahimovic's all-time club goal-scoring record

Cavani had levelled Ibrahimovic's previous mark of 156 goals 10 days ago, and turned home Adrien Rabiot's cutback in the 11th minute at the Parc des Princes.

AFP January 27, 2018 22:36:25 IST
Ligue 1: PSG's Edinson Cavani breaks Zlatan Ibrahimovic's all-time club goal-scoring record

Paris: Edinson Cavani broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic's all-time goal-scoring record for Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, tapping in his 157th goal for the club against Montpellier.

The Uruguay striker had levelled the Swede's previous mark of 156 goals 10 days ago, and turned home Adrien Rabiot's cutback in the 11th minute at the Parc des Princes.

Ligue 1 PSGs Edinson Cavani breaks Zlatan Ibrahimovics alltime club goalscoring record

File image of Edinson Cavani. Reuters

Cavani celebrated the record by throwing his shirt into the crowd, receiving a booking after shaking hands with the referee and having to take a new jersey from the bench.

It was the 30-year-old's 27th goal for the Ligue 1 leaders in all competitions this season.

He is PSG's top scorer this term with three more goals than world-record signing Neymar, who returned to the team for the first time on Saturday since being booed after taking a penalty that could have given Cavani the record in an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon on 17 January.

Cavani has now scored 157 goals in 229 matches for the capital side since joining from Napoli for €64 million ($79.5 million) in 2013, while Ibrahimovic managed 156 in 180 games during his four seasons in Paris before leaving for Manchester United in 2016.

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