Ibra soars for Galaxy with superb brace on his debut

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Zlatan Ibrahimovich showed his mettle in his MLS debut as his two goals -including a 40-yard volley in an entertaining game, helped LA Galaxy to a 4-3 victory against Los Angeles FC.

"That's just world class". I'm sure it will be a YouTube sensation, it was just fantastic'. "You can't teach that", Schmid said.

"Ibrahimovic is the flawless definition of a guy who always dares to be brilliant. That's a goal that will go around the world".

It continued Ibrahimovic's streak of scoring in his first game for every club he has played for.

The Swedish global, who was officially introduced and had his first training session as a new Galaxy player on Friday after arriving in Los Angeles on Thursday night, had only been on the field for six minutes when he scored his first MLS goal, the 3-3 draw.

"Someone texted me straight away, I went to check the goal and I was like 'yeah, that's just Zlatan.' I'm not trying to play it down, it's outstanding and fantastic, but that's just Zlatan".

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The Swedish striker followed up with a gutsy header in the 91st minute from a pass by Ashley Cole that proved to be Galaxy's victor, sending the sell-out crowd of 27,068 into a frenzy on a sun-soaked day in Southern California.

The former Manchester United star said fatigue had prompted him to attempt his audacious lob for the Galaxy's third.

Galaxy were in real trouble after former Arsenal striker Carlos Vela had scored twice in the first half to give LAFC a 2-0 advantage.

On the bench, Ibrahimovic bowed his head in his hands, and it got worse when Steres turned in an own goal early in the second half to put LAFC 3-0 ahead.

Relying on up-and-coming players like Vela instead of big names on the downside of their career as the Galaxy have done, it seemed as if LAFC's approach was going to be rewarded.