It is safe to say Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s debut performance lived up to expectations.
The big striker began his first MLS game on the bench, but scored the equalizer and the winner as the LA Galaxy stormed back from a 3-0 deficit for an improbable 4-3 victory over their local rivals Los Angeles FC.
After entering in the 71st minute, Ibrahimovic struck a brilliant 35-yard drive just six minutes later to level the scoreline at 3-3, catching LAFC goalkeepr Tyler Miller off his line.
But Ibrahimovic was not done. In the 91st minute, he beat Miller again, this time to a header, to put the Galaxy in front for the first time all contest, putting the capper on the shocking comeback.
“They were saying, ‘We want Zlatan, we want Zlatan,’ so I gave them Zlatan,” Ibrahimovic told FOX after the game.