Jan 31, 2014 at 7.30pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
2-0
Bordeaux
Ibrahimovic (59'), Alex (88')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Controversial Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal helps Paris Saint-Germain go six clear

Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates with teammates after scoring during a French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Bordeaux (FCGB) on January 31, 2014
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores a controversial opener before Alex secures the points for PSG as they beat Bordeaux 2-0 at Parc des Princes to move six points clear.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a contentious opener against Bordeaux to help Paris Saint-Germain record a 2-0 victory at Parc des Princes tonight.

The result sends the Ligue 1 champions six points clear at the top of the table, but Ibrahimovic's 59th-minute strike should not have stood.

The offside flag was not raised when Lucas Moura collected the ball before squaring for the Swede to convert from close range, although Alex scored late on to largely mute Bordeaux's complaints.

Ibrahimovic's goal, his 26th of the season, was the stroke of luck that PSG, who named new £20m signing Yohan Cabaye on the bench, needed after a below-par performance in the opening hour.

Their first-half display had only yielded a couple of half-chances, both of which were wasted by Lucas, who could also have played in Edinson Cavani on 27 minutes when he instead opted to go it alone.

They required an error from the assistant referee to take the lead as Bordeaux played Lucas offside, only for Ibrahimovic's tap-in to count, and PSG nearly doubled their advantage moments later.

Lucas was again the creator for Javier Pastore, who thumped against a visiting defender from 12 yards.

Cabaye then made his 67th-minute introduction and he came within inches of a debut goal when he struck the post, after being released by Ezequiel Lavezzi's dink over the top of Bordeaux's defence.

The result was secured, and the controversy over the opening goal lessened, when Alex found the net one minute from time, guiding the ball into the corner after a flick-on from a set piece.

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Ezequiel Lavezzi celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the French League Cup football match against Brest on January 8, 2014
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