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Ibrahimovic leads Barcelona to top

Ibrahimovic leads Barcelona to top

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his third goal in a week, and 15th of the season, as Barcelona won 1-0 at Real Mallorca on Saturday to nudge Real Madrid off the top of the La Liga table.
Club record signing Ibrahimovic had an easy tap-in on 62 minutes as Barca became only the second team to win at Mallorca this season and move three points ahead of Real Madrid who host derby rivals Atletico on Sunday.
The win also boosts Barca morale further for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg showdown at Arsenal.
"I was never anxious about not scoring goals," said Ibrahimovic. "The important thing is to win and I am fine with everything because in the end the goals come."
For Mallorca it was only the second time they had dropped points at home this season and Sevilla, two points behind, can move above them into fourth with a win at Villarreal yesterday.
Despite the difficulty of the Mallorca game Barca coach Pep Guardiola still chose to put top-scorer Lionel Messi and midfielder Xavi on the bench with the Arsenal game in mind.
Thierry Henry and Gerard Pique were also rested while youth product Jeffren Suarez, 22, made his first league start of the campaign.


Updated : 2021-10-25 21:49 GMT+08:00