Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have just boosted his team's confidence ahead of their first UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash since 1994-95. 

The Swedish international received a ban following his red card in the dying minutes of the first leg encounter against round-of-16 opponents Valencia. 

The suspension was initially set at two games but following an appeal, UEFA has decided to halve it.

The club's successful appeal now allows Ibrahimovic to play in both ties against former club, with the first leg at home next Tuesday. 

This will allow him to compete in the crucial first leg at Parc des Princes before returning back to the Camp Nou to face his old club.

The current Ligue 1 top scorer served his altered ban of one game in the second leg against the Spanish side where PSG managed to scrape through 3-2 on aggregate.

A statement on uefa.com reads: "The UEFA Appeals Body has accepted the appeal lodged by Paris Saint-Germain FC against a two-match ban meted out to striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, reducing his suspension to one game." 

The former Barcelona striker spent a year at the Camp Nou where he helped the Catalan giants claim their 20th La Liga title along the way.

This was in a season where he recorded 21 goals in all competitions before making the switch to AC Milan.

Lucas Moura was one player who felt confident of his team's chances ahead of the ties against Barcelona by telling the official PSG website: "It will be a huge challenge to take on Barcelona, but we're certain we're as strong as them and believe strongly in our chances of qualifying for the last four."


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