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Ibrahimovic captains PSG on return from ban

AFP/File / Martin Bureau<br />Paris Saint-Germain's forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was banned for three games for insulting match officials after the French champions' 3-2 defeat at Bordeaux
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Paris Saint-Germain’s forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was banned for three games for insulting match officials after the French champions’ 3-2 defeat at Bordeaux

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his return from both a domestic and European ban to captain Paris Saint-Germain as they look to overturn a 3-1 first-leg deficit in their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona on Tuesday.

Barcelona (AFP)

The former Barca striker scored five times in his last two games, against Saint Etienne and Bastia, before a three-game ban for insulting match officials after the French champions’ 3-2 defeat at Bordeaux last month kicked in.

Ibrahimovic was also suspended for PSG’s first European defeat at home since 2006 last week after being sent-off in the second leg of the last-16 victory over Chelsea.

Marco Verratti also returns from suspension for the visitors, while David Luiz replaces compatriot Thiago Silva in defence.

Barcelona make just one change from the first leg as Dani Alves replaces Martin Montoya at right-back after completing a one-game ban.

The in-form Luis Suarez is joined by Lionel Messi and Neymar up front.

Starting line-ups:

Barcelona (4-3-3): Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Dani Alves, Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba; Sergio Busquets, Ivan Rakitic, Andres Iniesta (capt); Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar

Coach: Luis Enrique (ESP)

Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3): Salvatore Sirigu; Gregory van der Wiel, Marquinhos, David Luiz, Maxwell; Marco Verratti Yohann Cabaye, Blaise Matuidi; Javier Pastore, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (capt), Edison Cavani

Coach: Laurent Blanc (FRA)

Referee: Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)

© 2015 AFP

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