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Zlatan Ibrahimovic kicks off Matrix challenge

MLS: LA Galaxy at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Ibra seems to be in a good mood.

And with good reason. Wednesday’s mid-week victory over Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium secured a playoff spot for the LA Galaxy and elevated the club to 3rd place in the Western Conference. Additionally it was the work of Cristian Pavón that essentially created a goal for Ibrahimovic out of nothing, and now Zlatan remains two goals behind Carlos Vela for the Golden Boot race. With a home date vs. a demoralized Whitecaps team coming up this weekend, Ibra’s probably just trying to stay loose ahead of the big game.

Speaking of which...

You’ve seen that now infamous scene in the Hollywood blockbuster franchise The Matrix. Agents shoot at Neo, Neo slows time down and does the slick dodgy-wavey thing.

Dubbed the “Matrix Challenge”, the clip shows the big Swede trapping the ball on his chest before executing a similar slow-motion play.