GIFs: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores Hat-Trick to Lead PSG Past Nice in Ligue 1

Michael CummingsWorld Football Lead WriterNovember 9, 2013

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 05:  Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG in action during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Paris Saint Germain and RSC Anderlecht at Parc des Princes on November 5, 2013 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1 at home to Nice in France's Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the 39th minute, turning in Gregory van der Wiel's cross with a delicate first touch under heavy pressure past Nice goalkeeper Lucas Veronese.

The second was a 57th-minute penalty, which Ibrahimovic tucked away coolly to his left.

Ibrahimovic scored his third in the 75th minute, powerfully heading in Lucas Moura's cross after Nice had made it 2-1 just moments before. 

The victory sent PSG five points clear atop the Ligue 1 table. Second-place Lille were set to play at Guingamp later Saturday.

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