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AP/Press Association Images Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four last weekend.
PSG defender fined after half-time bust-up with Ibrahimovic
The Swedish striker reportedly told Van der Wiel to ‘play the way I tell you and it will go well’.

DUTCH INTERNATIONAL DEFENDER Gregory van der Wiel has been fined by French champions Paris Saint-Germain following a verbal bust-up with Zlatan Ibrahimovic last weekend, coach Laurent Blanc has said.

“Gregory van der Wiel has been punished by the club, financially. There is no sporting sanction, so he will be in the squad,” for tomorrow’s home game with Monaco, said Blanc.

Sports daily L’Equipe reported that Van der Wiel was the subject of harsh criticism from Ibrahimovic at half-time in last weekend’s 9-0 victory at Troyes that clinched the Ligue 1 title for the capital side.

L’Equipe reported that the Swedish striker, unhappy at not having scored in the first half, told former Ajax right-back Van der Wiel: “Listen, play the way I tell you and it will go well.”

Van der Wiel then demanded to be replaced and did not reappear for the second half, when Ibrahimovic scored four times. The Dutchman immediately left the ground and was not there to join in their title celebrations.

© – AFP 2016 

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