Zlatan Ibrahimovic shows up for big games.
You could tell at training this week when the LA Galaxy striker dialed up the personality to maximum volume, and that was before he called out the reigning MVP. You don’t pull those kind of theatrics unless you plan on showing up. Luckily for fans of the original club from Los Angeles, Ibra was up for the challenge.
Once Carlos Vela put LAFC ahead in the 3rd minute, it was on.
8’ - Ibra had something up his sleeve, we just didn’t think it would arrive so soon. Collecting the ball off his chest 30 yards from goal, Zlatan lifted over the incoming Eduard Atuesta, paused then smashed a half-volley around the diving Tyler Miller.
56’ - Once again Zlatan was first to a floated cross, beating a flat-footed Tyler Miller without too much effort.
70’ - Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a lion among humans, a Ferrari among Fiats.