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Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives standing ovation from PSG fans during final match.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic receives standing ovation from PSG fans during final match

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his final match for Paris Saint-Germain with a brace against Nantes on Saturday.

The Sweden international announced on Friday that PSG’s 38th Ligue 1 fixture of the campaign would be his final appearance for the club, and it’s now expected that he will join either LA Galaxy or Manchester United.

Incredibly, PSG’s match against Nantes stopped for 60 seconds on the 10th minute to salute Zlatan, who departs the Parc des Princes as a legend despite the fact he only signed for the Parisians in 2012. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).

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The crowd all stood to their feet on the 10th minute because Zlatan wears that number and the 34-year-old, as you might expect, took it all in his stride.

Zlatan was also given a guard of honour by both sets of players as he emerged from the tunnel.

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Video: PSG match stops to salute Zlatan

Video: Zlatan receives guard of honour

And as if that wasn’t enough, Zlatan’s kids greeted him on the pitch towards the end of PSG’s 4-0 win, one wearing ‘King’ on his shirt, and the other ‘Legend’.

This was in reference to their father’s post on social media, in which he wrote he had arrived at PSG as a king and leaves as a legend.

Oh, Zlatan. Modest as ever.

Zlatan on his future and having 'tears' in his eyes 

However, even the big man admitted he had a tear in his eye when he saw his children.

"I know what I will do next year but I wouldn't tell you," Zlatan said when asked about his future by beIN Sport, per ESPN.

"I am very excited tonight, I've had four fantastic years here. This is a fantastic group, it's even the best group I've played with. I will miss this team.

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"We're proud of what we've done. The club will remain in my heart. I hope they will continue [to win] because the project is huge. I'm not worried.

"It was a beautiful night, it was hard to describe what I experienced. I never cry usually, but when I saw my children come on, I had tears in my eyes.

"I am very grateful to the French people. I had to give them the best of myself."

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Ligue 1
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Football
UEFA Champions League
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