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Zlatan's back in goalscoring form while BATE reach unwanted milestone

Plus, that man Edinson Cavani scored twice as many goals as Ibra tonight.

France Champions League Soccer Source: Francois Mori

EDINSON CAVANI SCORED twice and Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also on target as Paris Saint-Germain beat Ajax 3-1 at the Parc des Princes in Champions League Group F.

France Champions League Soccer Source: Francois Mori

Cavani’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Davy Klaassen midway through the second half as Ajax looked set to leave the French capital with a point, but Ibrahimovic scored his first goal for his club in nearly three months to put the hosts back in front in the 79th minute.

And Cavani then made sure of the victory as PSG moved a step closer to their objective of advancing to the last 16 as group winners, the result allowing them to maintain a one-point lead over Barcelona with a trip to the Camp Nou still to come next month.

In Group H Shakhtar Donetsk booked their place in the knock-out rounds despite losing 1-0 at home to Athletic Bilbao.

That was because group winners Porto cruised to a 3-0 win at BATE Borisov, who have now let in 22 goals, equalling the record number of goals conceded in the group stages. And they still have a match to go and could surpass the totals let in by Dinamo Zagreb in 2011/12 and Nordsjaelland a year later.

- © AFP, 2014

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