Ibrahimovic scores 2 as league leader PSG wins 2-0 at Bastia

PARIS (AP) Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at Bastia in the French leauge on Saturday to keep its confidence high ahead of its Champions League meeting with Real Madrid.

PSG didn’t have a shot on target in the first half but Ibrahimovic, who had an earlier goal rightly disallowed for offside, struck in the 72nd and 83rd minutes.

League leader PSG moved provisionally eight points clear of Angers and Caen, which travel to Toulouse and Reims later.

PSG was without five regular starters through injury and suspension, while Thiago Motta spent the first hour on the bench.

Ibrahimovic also appeared to be offside for the opening goal when Javier Pastore found Edinson Cavani on the right and he crossed in for the Swede to tap home.

Ibrahimovic scored his sixth goal in four matches when he fired Serge Aurier’s cut-back into the left side of the net to finish off a well-worked team move.