Already ready league champion PSG faced the already relegation ready Brest. Nine starting players had dyed their hair in French colors red, blue and white. Two had not done it and it was superstars David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But the two had other things to enjoy. For Beckham, the match is according to British Daily Mail, the last game ever in his career
Zlatan Ibrahimovic accounted for a really class goal as early as the fourth minute when he scored 1-0 with a low finish. It was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 28th goal in Ligue 1 this season – and he thereby reached his personal record for number of league goals. In the 30th minute the visitors keeper Alexis Thebaux was forced to capitulate again when David Beckham struck a perfect corner kick that was met by Blaise Matiudi. 2-0.
And just five minutes later it was time for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to beat his personal best. This time the goal came from a free kick. And what a kick it was. The shot from about 30 yards was rock hard and meant 3-0, although the keeper got a hand on it. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s two goals in the final match he beat Jean-Pierre Papins French league record of 30 goals.
Paris SG had already secured the French league title and there was a party last night in Paris. Nine players colored their hair – and Beckham was captain.
In the 81st minute there were strong scenes when Beckham, who is retiring from football after this season, crying left the field and was praised by fellow players and spectators. It was the Englishman’s last game in front of the home crowd.
After the match against Brest the league title was celebrated at the Parc des Princes. Then Paris Saint-Germain brought both light and music show, with a glittering Eiffel Tower in the background.
– I want to thank all the supporters, the whole team and all the coaches, said Zlatan Ibrahimovic on shaky French.
The transfer fees and player wages have hit the roof – and when their third league title would be celebrated after a Saturday match in the capital, PSG spread it on a lot. The lights on the stadium was shut down and to the sounds of French artists like Kavinsky and rap stars like Rick Ross the audience and viewers was given a 25-minute light and firework show.
After the spectacle the players stepped out one by one to the cheers of the audience and had a chance to speak on stage. At the march out the club had deployed fire displays that formed a flaming corridor. When it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s turn to go out, he went so close to a jet of flame that he had surprised jogging aside – and then offered at a tanning.
– I want to thank all the supporters, the whole team and all the coaches, said Zlatan Ibrahimovic on shaky French, much to the crowd’s delight and teammates.
Zlatan concluded by calling out the club’s slogan:
– Ici c’est Paris (this is Paris)!