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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won 11 championships, but has never been close to lifting in the Champions League. After another early relegation, he also seems to understand that he will never become European champion again



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Champion, just not in the Champions League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's failure in the Champions League

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won 11 championships, but has never been close to lifting in the Champions League.

He gambled and made a mistake and was betrayed by the goddess of fortune.

Bombed against Anderlecht and Auxerre and failed against Real Madrid and Liverpool.

After another early relegation, he also seems to understand that he will never become European champion again

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Summary: Milan - Salarantina 0: 2 (Sport 1)

In 2015, UEFA's official website selected the 20 biggest players who have never won the Champions League. .



four years later, the year 2019 arrived and the Swedish legendary still not lifted the title on the continent. magazine estimated FourFourTwo posted a parade of 25 footballers major who did not win the Champions and chose to Sweden in third place, with only Buffon and Ronaldo the Brazilian ahead of him. and Zlatan not just did not win, He has never been close.In all his long years in the Champions League he has never reached the final, while in the semi-finals only



once.Yesterday Zlatan received a stamp on another failed season in the Champions League.No one expected Milan to win and the Swede is already 40 and doing things no one Has not done before him in world football at the pace at which the industry is played today.But the bottom line is the eviction at the houses stage and harsh criticism from the Italian media.

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He left Inter for Barcelona and the Italians immediately won the Champions League.

He left Barcelona for Milan and the Catalans immediately lifted the trophy.

Zlatan vs. Samuel (Photo: GettyImages, Massimo Cebrelli)

Zlatan has won 11 championships (not including the two stripped from Juventus) and played in the European champions' media - but never while they won. And he never shone in the prestigious team factory. 48 goals in 123 appearances, but so few against formidable rivals. Auxerre and PSV Eindhoven absorbed him, Rapid Vienna, Bata Borisov and CSKA Moscow he subdued lightly, but against the big ones it was not.



True, Zlatan systematically scored against Barcelona and also scored against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester Star City in knockout stages, but not much more, he never scored against Real Madrid (6 games) or Liverpool (5 games), he never found the net of Inter or Milan in the Champions League, not even that of Manchester United, Tottenham and Atletico Madrid.



It must have been the ability that for some reason went down in the European enterprise, but perhaps the goddess of fortune also had a touch.

In the summer of 2009 he left Inter in favor of Barcelona - among other things to achieve the title he so desperately lacks.

He reached the semi-finals with the Catalans, but there he lost to ... Inter who went on to win.

A few weeks later he left Barcelona and when he signed for AC Milan, he said: "I came here to win the Champions League."

At the end of the season Barcelona was the one to swing.

Never found Real Madrid's net in the Champions League, not even Liverpool's, Inter, AC Milan, Manchester United and Atletico Madrid.

Zlatan (Photo: GettyImages, Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno)

It's not that Zlatan did not try. When he came on as a substitute in Manchester United's game against Basel in the home leg of the 2017/18 season, he became the first player in history to wear the uniform of seven different teams in the Champions League. But one of the great football stars of our time is simply not a good friend of the factory.



The 2013/14 season was the only one in which Zlatan scored a double-digit number of goals in the Champions League: 10 in 8 games in the Paris Saint-Germain uniform - much thanks to a quartet against Anderlecht - but the then French champions were knocked out by Chelsea in the quarter-finals. He finished the 2004/5 and 2006/7 seasons without goals and this season he did not find the net in 4 appearances. In fact the last time he scored in the Champions League was in PSG's 2-2 draw against Manchester City in April 2016. Five and a half years ago.



The day when the great Zlatan will hang up his shoes is approaching.

When that happens he will sum up a wonderful and enviable career and the fact that he did not win the Champions League will not detract from its greatness.

But whenever sports sites post lists of "the great footballers who have never won the Champions League," he will be there.

Probably.

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