September 4, 2014 / 7:58 PM / 3 years ago

Soccer-Ibrahimovic breaks Sweden scoring record in 2-0 win over Estonia

STOCKHOLM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck twice in a 2-0 friendly win over Estonia on Thursday to become Sweden’s all-time leading scorer with 50 goals.

The Paris St Germain striker netted a thumping left-footed volley from a corner after three minutes before breaking Sven Rydell’s tally of 49 goals, which had stood since 1932, in the 24th minute with another fine effort.

Ibrahimovic swept home Seb Larsson’s cross to claim the record in spectacular style in his 99th appearance for Sweden.

The 32-year-old, who had been doubtful for the match because of a throat problem, was given a rapturous ovation by the 15,421-strong crowd in the Friends Arena when he left the field just after the hour mark. (Reporting By Philip O‘Connor, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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