UEFA will review Ibrahimovic's Champions League red card

Thursday March 12th, 2015

UEFA will review the red card Paris St-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic picked up in Wednesday's match against Chelsea. A disciplinary panel will study the case next week.


Ibrahimovic drew the red after a late challenge on Chelsea midfielder Oscar in the 31st minute of PSG's round-of-16 match. According to the Associated Press, UEFA will meet on March 19th to look over the ruling. It is standard procedure, as all red cards are reviewed in UEFA play with the possibility of extending players' suspensions beyond the one-match minimum.

Ibrahimovic said he thought Chelsea players acted like "babies" after he committed the foul. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho thought there was no ill intent, and that the Swedish striker should be allowed to play in next month's quarterfinals.

After Ibrahimovic's exit, PSG tied the game twice to make the series 3-3 on aggregate, winning on away goals via Thiago Silva's late header.

The Champions League quarterfinal draw will be on March 20. PSG will be without its star striker for at least the first leg. Ibrahimovic has scored twice in five Champions League matches this season.

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- Jeremy Woo 

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