Barcelona president Laporta: That’s why we signed Ibrahimovic

Barcelona president Joan Laporta was delighted to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit the winner in last night's El Clasico. The Swede has been criticised for his form since arriving from Inter Milan.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta was delighted to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit the winner in last night's El Clasico.

The Swede has been criticised for his form since arriving from Inter Milan.

But Laporta said: "That’s why we signed Ibrahimovic, to make a difference in big games.

"He has scored a goal from pure skill, a volley with the left foot, but the important thing was the strength of the team.

"We played a lot of minutes with ten men and we had to be strong."