Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a star both on and off the pitch. Tonight in the UEFA Champions League against Benfica, the Swedish striker scored two goals for Paris Saint-Germain. Then immediately after the match, the former Barcelona player boarded a flight to Sarajevo to grant a dying child’s wish to meet him.
The 8-year-old boy has one month to live, and his final wish is to meet his idol, Ibrahimovic.
In a world where it’s so rare to see footballers care about the public, this is a heartwarming story and a classic example of what separates Ibra from many of the other athletes out there in the sport of soccer.
Here are the highlights of the PSG-Benfica game:
Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
UEFA Champions League
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic bags 2 goals; Boards flight to Sarajevo to grant a dying child’s wish to meet him — 101GG
- Manchester City 1-3 Bayern Munich: Bayern dominate midfield through numbers & pressing — Zonal Marking
- Chelsea TV prove Jose Mourinho DID NOT storm out of the Steaua Bucharest presser — 101GG
- Samuel Eto’o’s £4million fleet of cars — The Mail
- How Opta altered the Premier League, and soccer, forever — Pro Soccer Talk
- Swansea’s Ashley Williams absent again for Europa League clash with St Gallen — The Mirror
- Stoke City’s New Look – the Long and Short of it — StatsBomb
- Fernando Torres out for ‘two to three weeks’ after straining knee ligaments in defeat of Steaua — Telegraph
- Did FIFA intentionally derail England’s 2018 World Cup bid? — Pro Soccer Talk
- Five players ready to make a U.S. national team breakthrough — Sporting News
- World Cup 2022: Qatar prepared for summer or winter — BBC Sport
- Michel Platini calls for Fifa’s 2022 World Cup decision to be put back — The Telegraph
- Argentina to play friendly against Bosnia in St Louis in November — St Louis Cardinals
- Wayne Rooney will be fit for England’s World Cup qualifiers, says Moyes — Telegraph
- U.S. Open Cup reaction: D.C. United revel in victory, Real Salt Lake wallow in defeat — Pro Soccer Talk
- Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale in race to face Barcelona — The Telegraph
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