When it comes to tricks and flicks, there are few players that can match the brilliance of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but even the great man has the potential to embarrass himself at times.
Supporters got to see both sides of Ibrahimovic when Paris Saint-Germain took on Swedish side Hammarby last night in Stockholm.
PSG eventually won the friendly match 2-0 thanks to a pair of quick-fire goals just after half-time from Clement Chantôme and Hervin Ongenda, but it was Ibrahimovic that provided some of the night's best entertainment.
A ten-minute period in the first half saw him wow the crowd with his sublime talent and awareness when he split the Hammarby defence with an incredible backheel pass.
Unfortunately, its recipient, Blaise Matuidi, was flagged offside, but that didn’t take away from how brilliant a pass it was – take a look below.
The fun didn’t end there, however, as a few minutes before half time Ibrahimovic provided evidence of just how difficult it is to pull off the outrageous skills he does and the fine line between genius and looking a bit silly.
A nice interchange of passes around the Hammarby area saw him face up with two defenders in his path about 12 yards out, but his attempts to bamboozle them didn’t quite go to plan.
An attempt at an elastico ended with Zlatan basically giving the ball to one of the defenders and stumbling into centre-back Daniel Theorin.
Ibrahimovic saw the funny side of it though, and his stumble turned into a full-blown hug as he and Theorin shared a chuckle over it – watch the funny fail below…
Shout out to 101GreatGoals for bringing Zlatan’s exploits to our attention.
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