Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores backwards header in PSG match

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is always finding new and exciting ways to put footballs into nets and, after years of practice (probably), he finally unveiled his latest technique: reverse heading.

Yes, you heard me correctly. No longer content with using his typical Scandanavian gigantism to score textbook headers, the legendary Swede has started using the back of his head to bamboozle goalkeepers.

And it works.


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Paris Saint-Germain were playing French minnows ES Wasquehal in the Coup de France on Sunday evening and were widely expected to breeze into the Round of 32.

ES Wasquehal are currently playing their football in the Championnat de France amateur 2, the fifth tier of French football and equivalent to England's Conference division. However, much like England's FA Cup, this famous competition threatened to serve up the mother of all shocks.

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With 60 minutes gone, the score was poised at 0-0 as Laurent Blanc's reigning champions struggled to break down the stubborn part-timers. Enter Ibrahimovic, who had something special in store for just such an occasion.

The goal

Seemingly already knowing he would eventually score, the 34-year-old barely celebrated the goal even though his team-mates were going crazy.

Backward headers in the Premier League?

And Ibrahimovic's wacky techniques could be on show in the Premier League next season with his agent recently suggesting that England could be his next destination if he departs Parc des Princes next summer.

Mina Raiola told Sky Sports: "There are a lot of projects on our table but he has not decided yet. Can he go to England? In theory yes he can because he will be a free agent and for sure there are some clubs always interested in him. What we will do at the end, I really don't know."


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