Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic left red-faced after Ligue 1 nutmeg

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Ultimate trickster Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on the receiving end of a ludicrous piece of showboating skill last night, after Lille defender Aurelien Chedjou audaciously nutmegged the Paris Saint-Germain striker in front of his home crowd at Parc des Princes.

The super Swede was left red-faced when the centre-back ran the ball through his legs, as Ibrahimovic closed down his opponent and attempted to clear the ball.

Chedjou's innovative action prompted a cheeky smile of congratulation from his victim, but it was Ibrahimovic who had the last laugh when the 27-year-old defender's own goal handed PSG a 1-0 victory, moving them back to the top of the table on goal difference.

Carlo Ancelotti's side had done much of the pressing, but their efforts on goal had been somewhat limited, so when Ezequiel Lavezzi's driven cross was punched off the Cameroon international by Lille goalkeeper Steeve Elana and ricocheted into the net, it was a real blessing for Le Championnat leaders.

Then, with only nine minutes remaining, the hosts enjoyed another major slice of luck as Tulio de Melo placed a shot off the inside of Salvatore Sirigu's goal, allowing the Italian stopper to extend his club-record run of consecutive minutes without conceding.

Watch highlights of Chedjou's unlucky own goal (below), as well as a clip of his intuitive piece of skill (above) and leave a message in the comment box below!

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