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Ibrahimovic scores twice as PSG draws with Reims in French league opener

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris St Germain jumps as he celebrates his goal with team mate Edison Cavnni during their French Ligue 1 soccer match against Reims at the Gustave Delaune Stadium in Reims August 8, 2014.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic saved defending champion Paris Saint-Germain from defeat in its French league opener by scoring twice in a 2-2 draw at Reims on Friday.

The Swede opened the scoring in the seventh minute but missed a penalty kick 13 minutes later.

Reims midfielder Prince Oniangue equalized from close range in the 22nd before Antoine Devaux gave the hosts the lead in the 34th.

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Ibrahimovic salvaged a point with a lob from a tight angle in the 63rd.

PSG missed Ezequiel Lavezzi, David Luiz, Maxwell, Blaise Matuidi and Yohan Cabaye, who are building up fitness after playing at the World Cup.

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