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Ibrahimovic cleared to face Barcelona after ban is reduced

Ibrahimovic cleared to face Barcelona after ban is reduced

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The Sweden star has seen his suspension cut down to just one match following his red card against Valencia, meaning he will be free for both CL quarterfinal legs.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been cleared to face Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals after an appeal to have his two-game ban reduced was upheld by UEFA.

The former AC Milan striker was sent off in the dying minutes of Paris Saint-Germain's 2-1 victory over Valencia in the first leg of their last 16 tie, and was subsequently handed a two-match suspension.

However, after a successful appeal from the club, UEFA has decided to reduce the punishment to just one game, meaning Ibrahimovic will be available for both last eight legs against old club Barcelona after he served the ban in the reverse fixture against Valencia.

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