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Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic reacts angrily to kiss from Nice defender

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Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a reputation as a bit of a hot-head. So, when Nice defender Renato Civelli planted a kiss on the neck of the Swedish international, he could hardly have been expecting a warm embrace in return.

What the 29-year-old Argentine did receive after a tangle with Ibrahimovic in the box, was a push and a shove from the startled striker, who turned to the referee in disbelief at the incident.

Ibrahimovic had the last laugh, however, as his second-half penalty helped PSG on their way to a comfortable 3-0 victory at Parc des Princes, restoring Carlo Ancelotti's side's nine-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

With 70 points from 33 games, the Italian tactician is on the verge of helping the capital club win their first French title since 1994, in what will be a memorable first full season in charge in Paris.

Marseille are their nearest rivals on 61 points, and with just five domestic games remaining PSG realistically need only two more wins to secure Le Championnat, given their vastly superior goal difference.

Sunday night's clash with Nice was an eventful encounter, with Thiago Silva having what would have been an incredible goal disallowed, after he latched onto an Ibrahimovic through-ball.

The Brazilian international chipped in from the cutest of angles, only to see his effort cancelled out by the linesman who had correctly spotted the ball went out of play for a goal kick, prior to the PSG captain's connection.

Watch footage of the Civelli-Ibrahimovic kiss below, as well as Silva's sensational touchline effort, and leave a comment if you think the goal deserved to be ruled out!

 

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