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Last night saw PSG put in a performance truly worthy of Champions League quarter finalists. And the French side may already be there after putting in arguably their best performance in the Champions league to date, as they completely ripped apart their German opponents. 

In Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Le Parisiens have arguably the best striker in the world. And Ibra once again showed his class with two goals, including a stunning left-foot strike.

PSG looked like a well oiled machine as they ploughed their way through a frail Leverkusen side.

Bayer currently occupy second place in the Bundesliga which in itself is commendable, with the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Schalke vying for the same position.Yet the defensive solidarity which the Hyppia's side is known for was not present. 

As soon as Simon Rolfes gave away possession, it only took three passes before Blaise Matuidi found himself one-on-one with the goal keeper, and one touch before the ball found its way into the back of the net.

The home side's defending again proved suspect, as Emir Spahic conceded a penalty for a shirt pull on Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Mercurial striker Ibrahimovic stepped up and coolly dispatched the penalty, placing it in the bottom left hand corner of Bernd -Leno's goal.

But this was only a taster of what was to come from the Swede. With Leverkusen reeling from the penalty, PSG looked to kill the game off.

And just three minutes after going 2-0 up, they added a third, courtesy of a superb strike by Ibrahimovic.

The Swedish international sweetly struck Matuidi's lay-off, with the ball arrowing into the top right-hand corner and giving Leno no chance.

Leverkusen efforts on goal were few and far between in the second half, with substitute Stefan Reinartz the only Bayer player to test Salvatore Sirigu.

The home side's misery continued as were reduced to 10 men. Already on a yellow card, Spahic was shown a second for an innocuous challenge on Lucas Moura.

Matuidi appeared to have his second of the match, but his effort was ruled out with Lavezzi flagged offside

But it didn't stop PSG bagging a fourth.New signing Yohan Cabaye opened his goalscoring account for the French champions, firing high into the Leverkusen net after good approach play.

With a quarter-final place all but secured, it will be interesting to see how far Ibrahimovic and Co. go in this year's competition.

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