That man Zlatan is back in business.
After spending over six-weeks on the sidelines with a heel injury, Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained with the rest of the squad on Thursday and could play some part against league leaders Marseille in a massive Ligue 1 clash this Sunday.
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Ibrahimovic, 33, has not played for PSG since Sept. 21 and the reigning French champions have certainly missed their talisman.
Head coach Laurent Blanc is pleased with Ibrahimovic’s progress but wouldn’t give too much away about his inclusion this Sunday.
“Things have been evolving very well over the last few days. I think we’re seeing the light at the end of the tunnel now. We’ve seen some very positive signs,” Blanc said.“He has started joining in training and he’s been doing some running. He hasn’t lost that much fitness in cardiovascular terms. If things continue to improve over the next few days anything is possible.”
In Zlatan’s absence Edinson Cavani has stepped up to be the main goal threat for Les Parisiens with four goals in his last four matches. Cavani — who has often been deployed on the wing to accommodate Ibrahimovic in a central role since arriving from Napoli last summer — has scored the winning goals home and away against APOEL to seal PSG’s progress into the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League plus back-to-back goals in Ligue 1 in wins against Lens and Lorient.
PSG have split their 12 games in the French top flight this season with six wins and six draws leaving them four points behind first place Marseille before their fierce rivals arrival at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.
Zlatan being Zlatan, if he’s fit, you know he’ll have a huge part to play in the biggest game in France so far this season.