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Zlatan Ibrahimovic free to play both legs against former club Barcelona after Uefa halve ban

PSG striker was banned for lashing out in the last round
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PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be free to torment his former club Barcelona over both legs of next month's Champions League meeting.

The mercurial Sweden international picked up a two game ban for his petulant lunge at Valencia full back Andres Guardado in the last round.

Having missed the return leg against Velencia, Ibrahimovic was also due to miss the first leg of the quarter-final against Barcelona in Paris, however Uefa have halved his suspension on appeal.

It means Ibrahimovic, who left Barcelona for AC Milan after just one season at the Nou Camp, will be able to feature in the first leg on April 2 before the return leg in Spain on April 10.