The LA Galaxy has gone up against Los Angeles Football Club plenty of times before, however, their previous clash enticed extravagant attention in the wake of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut appearance.
The robust striker undoubtedly received the greatest of receptions in the new environment, with the crowd going “We Want Zlatan!” in the second half of the significant fixture. Accordingly, the superstar entered the pitch with just twenty minutes of the ninety in the remainder.
Natheless, all it ever took was five minutes for Zlatan to bolster his side to equalise the scores, as his side were two goals behind when he was sent onto the pitch.
Within just two minutes of play, the former Red Devil had started controlling the entire match, inducing electricity amongst the host supporters.
The Swede’s first shot in the fresh kit was a splendid swerving half-volley that went over the head of the LAFC goalkeeper and into the net, stricken from 38 yards away.
Late into the game, as the clock ticked its final moments, the 36-year-old smashed his second goal to actualize a memorable comeback, heading the ball past the Los Angeles keeper.
They'll be talking about this game for years to come.
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 31, 2018
The Swedish international undeniably exposed an overwhelming performance, which played a significant role in his side’s victory. The instrumental figure then told Fox posterior to the match: “They chanted ‘We want Zlatan.’ So I gave them Zlatan.
“I mean, my history often when I come to a new team, I score in the first game, the first official game, so I wouldn’t let it down this time. I had to score.”