Ibrahimovic hat trick lifts LA Galaxy

Ibrahimovic hat trick lifts LA Galaxy
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Los Angeles - Ibrahimovic is now within two goals of Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela in pursuit of the MLS Golden Boot award



By AFP

Published: Mon 16 Sep 2019, 10:20 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 12:27 AM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a hat trick as Los Angeles Galaxy pummelled Sporting Kansas City 7-2 on Sunday to put themselves in the thick of the Major League Soccer playoff race.
After giving up an early goal to Sporting's Felipe Gutierrez, the Galaxy stormed back to climb from eighth place and outside the MLS Cup playoff positions in the Western Conference and into fifth.
Ibrahimovic is now within two goals of Los Angeles FC's Carlos Vela in pursuit of the MLS Golden Boot award.
The goal-fest - it was the most goals scored in a match by the Galaxy since 1998 - came after an eight-match stretch in which they had only earned five points.
"The result says it was easy but it was not easy," Ibrahimovic said. "The second half we were much stronger. When we had the opportunities we scored, that was the key thing.
"Like I said before the game we need to get a good result to win and get the confidence," he added. "So we bring the confidence to the next game. Today was a good game but it's not over yet.
"Four games left and hopefully we can do the same job like we did today." 
 


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