Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Los Angeles Galaxy debut goal a product of tiredness'

02 April, 2018, 11:20 | Author: Keith Rowe
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his LA Galaxy debut in remarkable fashion with a 40-yard equaliser and a stoppage-time victor in a stunning 4-3 win over Los Angeles FC.

Ibrahimovic, 36, showed little signs of rustiness when he helped his team to come back from 3-0 behind, scoring the equaliser and winning goal for Galaxy on Saturday, reports Efe.

But, by the end of the game, Vela was a footnote, Ibrahimovic the headline even if Sebastian Lletget and Chris Pontius also scored for the Galaxy.

The home crowd then roared in appreciation in the 71st minute when Ibrahimovic made his entrance from the substitutes bench.

Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid hailed Ibrahimovic's first goal as "world class".

"Ibrahimovic is the ideal definition of a guy who always dares to be brilliant". He is the all-time leading goalscorer for the Swedish National Team. But instead it was Ibrahimovic who was determined to have the last word.


Zlatan arrived in Los Angeles after being released by Manchester United on March 22.

LAFC were only playing their third-ever MLS game after being created in time for the new season. Victor by 1-0 and 5-1 in its first games on the road, LAFC jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead and led 3-0 after an hour.

LA Galaxy were taking on rivals Los Angeles FC in a derby match.

Rossi nearly doubled the LAFC lead in the 11th minute, flashing a low angled shot wide of the post. Vela's second goal came in the 26th minute when a defensive breakdown left him alone against goalkeeper David Bingham.

On the bench, Ibrahimovic bowed his head in his hands, and it got worse when Steres turned in an own goal early in the second half to put LAFC 3-0 ahead.

Ibrahimovic, who announced his switch to the MLS last month has maintained his unbelievable record of scoring on his debut.

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