The lion has struck again. Zlatan Ibrahimovic promised to take the MLS by storm despite being closer to 40 than to 30 and the veteran striker has, so far, proven to be a man of his word.
LA Galaxy were down 3-1 at half-time in their MLS fixture against Orlando City and defeat looked to be on the cards.
Up stepped the former Manchester United phenomenon that is Ibrahimovic and in the span of four second-half minutes, had not only drawn Galaxy level, but given them the lead.
Here’s the video of the 6’5 striker doing the deed:
15 goals in 17 #LAGalaxy appearances.
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) July 30, 2018
Two headers and one fierce drive from inside the box made it an incredible treble for the 36-year-old.
With 15 goals in 17 appearances, including a 40-yard rocket on his debut, it’s safe to say Zlatan’s made quite the impact across the Atlantic.
After starring for the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, there were fears that an injury-riddled ride with United had spelled the end of his glittering career.
However, the maverick striker insisted a serious knee injury hadn’t forced him to retire just yet and his move to the MLS was well-received by a majority of fans and pundits.
The Swede, who is retired from international football, isn’t in the United States of America to just cash out on the final paycheck, as his goalscoring exploits have proved.
Ibra is not going to take part in the MLS All Stars game against former side Juventus, which means he will be seen in action next on August 6 (0630 IST), when the Galaxy travel to the Colorado Rapids.