Zlatan Ibrahimovic elbow: PSG striker lands heavy blow on Chelsea captain John Terry - video

The Swedish striker did not receive any punishment

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Paris Saint-Germain's Zlatan Ibrahimovic can consider himself lucky he was allowed to stay on the pitch after this apparent elbow on Chelsea defender John Terry during the friendly in America last night (watch video below).

The incident occurred in the game in Charlotte, North Carolina, which the Blues won 6-5 on penalties after it ended 1-1.

The mercurial Swedish striker did not receive any punishment from the referee after the clash. Terry held his head and appealed to the official after it had taken place.

Ibrahimovic had earlier opened the scoring for PSG in the match, before Victor Moses equalised for Chelsea. The Blues then went on to win in a penalty shoot-out with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois netting the winning spot-kick.



Ibrahimovic was sent off for a tackle on Oscar playing for PSG against Chelsea in the Champions League last season.


Meanwhile,  Ibrahimovic has publicly welcomed Angel Di Maria to PSG, despite the transfer from Manchester United not yet being completed.

Yet the comments from the mercurial striker provide further evidence that it appears almost certain that Di Maria will make the move this summer.

It emerged last night that Di Maria failed to report for Manchester United's pre-season tour of the United States.

He was due to report in San Jose on Saturday but the £59.7m British record signing did not catch his plane to California and no explanation was given to manager Louis van Gaal for his absence.

Ibrahimovic told Le Parisien: "Welcome to him, he will bring his qualities, he is a good player. With him the team will be better."