Draxler emulates Ibrahimovic at PSG and matches Klinsmann in Ligue 1

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The German netted on his French top-flight bow against Rennes, becoming the first man since Manchester United's enigmatic striker to achieve the feat

Julian Draxler was snapped up by Paris Saint-Germain during the winter transfer window with the intention of bringing something different to Unai Emery’s squad.

His creativity and eye for goal may have waned during a spell at Wolfsburg but there is no doubting his ability when confident and on top of his game.

It does not appear to have taken him long to build up a head of steam in the French capital, with the perfect start made to a new chapter in his career.

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Draxler has netted in both of his outings for PSG so far, including on his Ligue 1 debut to secure a 1-0 victory over Rennes on Saturday.

His efforts are seeing him follow in some illustrious footsteps, including those of an enigmatic talent who left the Parc des Princes for Manchester United last summer.

Draxler is the first player to net on his PSG bow in the French top-flight since Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged a brace against Lorient in August 2012.

He is also the first German to have found the target for the reigning Ligue 1 champions since Christian Worns in April 1999.

The 23-year-old can also claim to have emulated other illustrious countryman, becoming only the fourth German after Rudi Voller, Jurgen Klinsmann and Oliver Bierhoff to score on his first outing in a French top-flight fixture.

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Draxler will be hoping that there are plenty more to come, and he appears to have broken the shackles which were holding him back in his homeland.

From just two shots for PSG he already has one goal – and two from three in all competitions – while he arrived from Wolfsburg having fired in 29 efforts this season in the Bundesliga for no reward.