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 By Mark Rodden

Pauleta: Zlatan Ibrahimovic deserves to break my PSG goal record

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is two goals away from the record.

Paris Saint-Germain's all-time leading goal scorer Pauleta says that Zlatan Ibrahimovic deserves to break his record.

Ibrahimovic, 33, found the net for PSG for the first time in over 500 minutes during their 3-0 win over Guingamp on Tuesday.

And the Swedish striker's latest goal was his 107th for the French champions since joining in 2012, meaning he is now two goals short of the club goal-scoring record held by Pauleta.

It now seems a question of when rather than if Ibrahimovic will surpass Pauleta's total but the former Portuguese international is relaxed about the prospect.

"Every record is made to be broken," he told Le Parisien. "I myself overtook [Dominique] Rocheteau. But I'm happy about it. We're not talking about just anyone. We're talking about Ibrahimovic -- a great player with extraordinary ability."

Pauleta became a fans' favourite while playing for a far-from dazzling PSG side between 2003 and 2008.

The former Deportivo La Coruna and Bordeaux forward, who scored 47 goals in 88 matches for Portugal, says he is becoming used to his records being broken.

"I also experienced it with the national team," he said. "Last year Cristiano Ronaldo replaced me as the top scorer in Portugal's history.

"And when players like CR7 or Ibra take your record, you can live pretty well with it. As a result, people talk a bit about me again, of what I achieved at the time. That's always flattering. It had to happen one day. And Ibrahimovic deserves to dethrone me."

With Ibrahimovic taking time to get going so far this season, Edinson Cavani is PSG's top scorer this season by a considerable distance.

The Uruguayan is the leading scorer in Ligue 1 with five goals in seven matches and he was also on the mark in the Trophee des Champions and in PSG's Champions League win over Malmo.

"For any striker, scoring goals is always positive," Cavani told psg.fr. "It gives you confidence and security. It's the contribution that all attackers can make to their team.

"It's true that, right now, I feel good. I'm very happy but the most important thing is that the team continue to get good results."

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