New LA Galaxy Signing Zlatan Ibrahimović Gives Classic Interview After Stunning Debut

New LA Galaxy Signing Zlatan Ibrahimović Gives Classic Interview After Stunning Debut

New LA Galaxy Signing Zlatan Ibrahimović Gives Classic Interview After Stunning Debut

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ensured he kept his unique record of scoring a goal on his debut for any club he has played when he struck the victor for new Major League Soccer (MLS) side, LA Galaxy against Los Angeles FC on Saturday.

The Swedish legend came off the bench after 71 minutes and made the biggest impact possible at the StubHub Center.

Ibrahimovic, just six minutes after coming on the field as a substitute for Sebastian Lletget, launched a spectacular volley from 35 meters to beat goalkeeper Tyler Miller, who was out of his box, sparking celebrations on the pitch and in the stands.

"You always feel a sense of pride when a Swede does well out in the wider world", Goitom said. If you do that, you can pull off things.

LAFC had a chance to regain the lead when Costa Rican worldwide Marco Urena hit the woodwork late on.

LAFC were only playing their third-ever MLS game after being created in time for the new season.

The script of the match was befitting of Ibra's new Hollywood home and LAFC had raced to a 3-0 lead within 60 minutes with Zlatan still on the bench.

Carlos Vela's curler into the top left corner in the fifth minute gave LAFC an early lead.

Los Angeles FC continued to dominate, pressing Galaxy aggressively and threatening in attack through the lively Vela, Costa Rican global Urena and Uruguayan youngster Diego Rossi.

But Los Angeles did not have to wait long for the second, with Vela beating Bingham before coolly taking his time to lift his shot into the goal off the underside of the bar. "In those 20 minutes I invested all of 40 fights", commented the 36-year-old forward his brilliant debut in the MLS. But an own goal by a Galaxy player had compounded their problems as their hopes of levelling the game looked bleak.

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