Malmo website crashed by Zlatan Ibrahimovic before Champions League return
The website of Swedish club Malmo FF crashed following the news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who started his career playing for the Swedish champions, will return to his homeland to take part in the group stage match with PSG.
PSG were pitted against Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmo FF in group A after the draw for the Champions League group stage took place in Monaco.
The fans flocked to the club's homepage after the groups were drawn on Thursday to find out how they could order tickets for the highly anticipated match causing so much traffic to the server that the whole site crashed.
As reported by The Guardian, Malmo’s head of communications Peter Ahlander told “There was a lot of pressure on it [the website] just after the draw was made,” adding that the club were delighted with the draw.
Ibrahimovic already congratulated Malmo on Champions League qualification earlier
Zlatan led the tributes to his former club when they clawed their way into the tournament for the second year running. He congratulated Malmo FF for making it to the group stage of the Champions League for the first time.
Earlier, Malmo qualified for the group stage at the expense of Scottish Champions Celtic who lost the Champions League play-off 3-4 on aggregate.
Adding to the love of Zlatan in Sweden is the fact that he is one of the ten players to have made 100 appearances for the Swedish National team and is the country’s all-time leading goalscorer with 56 goals to his name. The 33-year old striker has represented Sweden at two World Cups and 3 Euro finals.
Ibrahimovic had 40 appearances for the Swedish side in which he found the back of the net on 16 occasions. He went on to sign for the Dutch club Ajax in 2001 and later played for several elite clubs in his career which includes Juventus, Barcelona, Inter Milan, AC Milan and PSG.
The tall Swede has won league titles wherever he has went but is still without a single Champions League medal. However, he will be looking to add that to his resume as PSG once again will go all out in search of their first Champions League trophy ever.