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Saturday 21 October 2017

Chelsea behaved like babies says Ibrahimovic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has accused Chelsea's players of being "babies" after the Paris St Germain striker was sent off at Stamford Bridge last night.

PSG advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals at Chelsea's expense despite Ibrahimovic being shown a straight red card after 31 minutes, dismissed for a challenge on Oscar which was more clumsy than malicious as he attempted to pull out of the 50-50 tackle.

Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers was quick to make his decision, although he was surrounded by nine Chelsea players as he pulled the card out of his top pocket.

Ibrahimovic (right) said: "I don't know if I have to get angry or laugh. For me when I saw the red card I was like 'the guy doesn't know what he's doing'

"That is not the worst. The worst is when I got the red card all the Chelsea players come around. It felt like I had a lot of babies around me."

The Sweden striker also suggested Oscar feigned injury. "I pulled out (of the tackle), because I saw him come in the tackle," Ibrahimovic said.

"I don't know if he was acting afterwards. Doesn't matter.

"We won the game, we went through and let's see what happens."

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