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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Los Angeles Galaxy debut goal a product of tiredness'

Ibrahimovic explains 40-yard debut goal
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic reveals that his stunning 40-yard volley on his Los Angeles Galaxy debut was effectively a product of tiredness.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that his stunning 40-yard strike on his Los Angeles Galaxy debut was effectively a product of tiredness.

The Swedish forward announced himself in style to his new club's fanbase with a thumping volley from range against city rivals Los Angeles FC.

Ibrahimovic's opening goal came just six minutes after coming on as a substitute, as the Galaxy fought back from three goals down to run out 4-3 winners.

Indeed, the 36-year-old headed home in the final seconds of the match to crown a magnificent derby comeback.

"I felt I played 40 games for my 20 minutes," Ibrahimovic told reporters. "I was feeling everything, jet lag, I didn't play for a long time. I did the first sprint and I was starting to breathe immediately, so when the second came I said this time I shoot, I don't run with the ball.

"You need to adjust for the weather, you need to adjust for the team, the way it plays. We need to have a balance, to save strength for the whole game because under these weather conditions is not easy. But I also think you get used to it.

"If you look back, every team I came to, first official game, I scored. I said I will not let you down. I will score today. I was just waiting to come in. When you lose 3-0, the adrenaline is pumping even more because you want to be able to do something to help the team. The fans were demanding something and I gave them Zlatan."

LA Galaxy are now second in the Western Conference, three points behind Vancouver Whitecaps who have played a game more.


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Eastern Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Atlanta UnitedAtlanta35226773452872
2New York Red BullsNY Red Bulls34225762332971
3New York City FCNY City351681160481256
4DC United341491160501051
5Columbus Crew34149114345-251
6Philadelphia UnionPhiladelphia34155144950-150
7Montreal ImpactMontreal34144164753-646
8New England RevolutionNew England341011134955-641
9Toronto34106185964-536
10Chicago Fire3488184861-1332
11Orlando City3484224374-3128

Western Conference

TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Sporting Kansas CityKansas35198869422765
2Seattle SoundersSeattle341851152371559
3Los Angeles FCLos Angeles34169968521657
4Dallas3416995244857
5Portland TimbersPortland34159105448654
6Real Salt LakeSalt Lake35147145762-549
7Los Angeles GalaxyLA Galaxy34139126664248
8Vancouver WhitecapsVancouver34138135467-1347
9Houston DynamoHouston34108165858038
10Minnesota UnitedMinnesota Utd34113204971-2236
11Colorado RapidsColorado3487193663-2731
12San Jose EarthquakesEarthquakes3449214971-2221

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