To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Almost Accidentally KO'd Los Angeles Player After Scoring

Jack Kenmare

Published 
| Last updated 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Almost Accidentally KO'd Los Angeles Player After Scoring

Zlatan Ibrahimovic backed up his claim of being a 'Ferrari among Fiats' when he scored the 'perfect' hat-trick on Saturday night.

The 37-year-old netted goals with his right foot, left foot and head to give LA Galaxy a huge win against Western Conference leaders Los Angeles.

If you haven't seen these highlights yet, then I highly recommend you take 30 seconds out of your day to watch it.

It was a memorable performance from Ibrahimovic, who celebrated his third and final goal by 'accidentally' flooring his opponent.

The super Swede was clearly a little too eager to celebrate. He goes flying!


Ahead of Saturday's game, the LA Galaxy striker was compared to Los Angeles striker Carlos Vela, who has been in fine form this season.

"You said right now you are the best player in Major League Soccer." said the reporter.

"There's another player in Los Angeles, Carlos Vela. In this moment he's got 19 goals and 12 assists and his team is leading the MLS.

"Do you still consider yourself the best player in Major League Soccer?"

Ibrahimovic, clearly taken aback by the question, was very straight forward with his answer, saying:

"By far, because if he's in his prime. How old is he? Twenty-nine and he's playing in MLS and he's in his prime.

"When I was 29 [I was in Europe]. Big difference."

Loading…

The former Manchester United man later took aim at the Carlos Vela comparisons, saying it was a "mistake" to make that judgement.

"Please do not offend me, I don't need to prove nothing, even if I don't score the goals today," Ibrahimovic said in the post-match press conference.

"I have a lot of respect for Vela, he's a good player, but you did one mistake, you compared him with me, that was your biggest mistake."

He's still got it, folks.

Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy

Jack Kenmare
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Other

Brittney Griner has been freed by Russia in a prisoner-swap, she is now in US custody

18 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Brazil press officer's 'brutal' treatment of cat at press conference has journalists gasping in shock

6 hours ago