VIDEO: Zlatan bags first-half hat-trick in PSG rout

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The Swedish striker continued his ominous form for the Ligue 1 leaders in their first match back after the mid-season break.

Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain made light work of Brest on Wednesday night, romping home 5-2 in their first fixture back after the mid-season break.

The undoubted star of the show was Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who showed no mercy on the struggling hosts with a first-half hat-trick.

Thiago Motta and Ezequiel Lavezzi also got amongst the goals for the capital city club.

The victory takes Laurent Blanc’s men through to the next round of the Coupe de France, and is the ideal warm up for their return to league action on Saturday when they travel to face Ajaccio.

Ibrahimovic has been the club’s talisman this season and has formed a formidable strike partnership with Edinson Cavani in the big-spending side’s attack.

With the business end of the season approach, PSG will be eyeing up plenty of silverware in the latest stage of their rise to prominence.

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