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UEFA reduce Ibrahimovic ban

26 March 2013 19:01

Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had his two-game UEFA ban reduced to one match.

The former AC Milan striker was sent off in the dying minutes of Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 victory over Valencia in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie, and was subsequently handed a two-match suspension.

However, after a successful appeal from the Ligue 1 club, the punishment has been reduced to just one game, meaning he will be available for both last-eight legs against former club Barcelona.

Ibrahimovic served the ban in the reverse fixture against Valencia.

"The UEFA Appeals Body has accepted the appeal lodged by Paris Saint-Germain against a two-match ban meted out to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reducing his suspension to one game," a UEFA statement read.

"The 31-year-old striker had incurred the original penalty from the Uefa Control and Disciplinary Body after being dismissed in the closing seconds of PSG's 21 round-of-16 first-leg victory at Valencia.

"He will now be available fo rthe French side's quarter-final opener against his old team, Barcelona."

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Info

Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
2 April 2013
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
2 - 2
On aggregate
3 - 3
Venue
Parc des Princes (Paris)
Attendance
45336

Goals

0 - 1
38' L. Messi
 (assist by Dani Alves)
1 - 1
1 - 2
89' Xavi (PG)
B. Matuidi 90'+4
(assist by Z. Ibrahimovic) 
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
30 89'
26
13
17
2
32 68'
14 65' 90+4'
27
29
18 79' 87'
11
Coach: C. Ancelotti
# Player Bookings
1
2 85'
3 18'
18 62'
14 75'
8
6 89'
16
10 38'
7
9
Coach: Tito Vilanova

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
24
19
1
3
20
23
# Player Bookings
4
37
15
11
13
19
25

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