Zlatan Makes The Pogba Derby All About Himself Because He Is Zlatan
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All eyes were on the Pogba brothers as Florentin’s Saint-Etienne took on Paul’s Manchester United in the Europa League. In the tunnel, they exchanged daps and marveled at the brilliance of each other’s hair.
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The third Pogba brother, Mathias, was rocking an incredible half-and-half jersey to the match.
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Yeo Moriba, the matriarch of the family, went with the controversial half-and-half scarf.
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They shared an embrace as the team’s shook hands, but then Zlatan Ibrahimovic decided that was enough of the limelight for anyone else.
Zlatan first conned the referee into awarding Manchester United a free kick just outside the Saint-Etienne box after theatrically initiating contact with a defender by throwing himself at him.
Zlatan took the resulting free kick, and his audacious attempt to go under the wall was rewarded, although it looked exceptionally pathetic.
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Manchester United grabbed a second in the 75th minute after some good work from Marcus Rashford on the left ultimately ended with Zlatan providing the finishing tap in.
Saint-Etienne manager Christophe Galtier subbed off Florentin in the 79th minute due to an injury, marking an end to the greatest Clasico the world has ever seen. Hopefully the older Pogba will be fit in time for the return leg on February 22.
Zlatan got his hat-trick in the 88th minute after getting fouled in the box. He stepped up and scored his 17th goal against Saint-Etienne in 14 matches.