Twitter goes wild for Zlatan Ibrahimovic's heroics in his Galaxy debut
The LA Galaxy were losing 3-1 to crosstown rivals LAFC when Zlatan Ibrahimovic came on the pitch in the 71st minute for his MLS debut.
After playing a part in the buildup to getting one goal back, the Swedish lion score the next two himself in dramatic fashion to rally his new club to a 4-3 win.
The stadium erupted, and so did Twitter as "Zlatan" became a top trending topic worldwide. Here's a look at the best reaction tweets as Ibrahimovic introduced himself to Los Angeles.
The Spanish-language call on Zlatan's equalizer from Fox Deportes:
#zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan #zLAtan @RodolfoLanderos @marianot19 @SirJohnLaguna @MottaJaime @JoannaZanella #MLSenFD #ElTráfico @LAGalaxy_ES pic.twitter.com/KTnyBCAXXC— FOX Deportes (@FOXDeportes) March 31, 2018
Around the ground:
Other players are shook:
I was gonna take a nap but I just had to change my underwear.— Alejandro Bedoya (@AleBedoya17) March 31, 2018
OMG. What a golazo from the 🦁.#zLAtan
I love that so much. Thank you #zLAtan— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) March 31, 2018
Imagine what #Zlatan could of done if he had a week to train with the team 🧐— Lee Nguyen (@LeeNguyen24) March 31, 2018
Say what you want but this is the probably the single greatest debut of any outrageously hyped footballer, probably in the world. @ me. ZLATAN is ridiculous.— Heath Pearce (@heathpearce) March 31, 2018
A couple NBA players were also impressed:
ZLATAN taking over @MLS— Goran Dragić (@Goran_Dragic) March 31, 2018
Well that didn't take long for Zlatan to take over LA and the @MLS— Nikola Vucevic (@NikolaVucevic) March 31, 2018
And of course media members were left shaking their heads:
Oh my. #zLAtan— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) March 31, 2018
ZLATAN IS A GOD. It's official.— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) March 31, 2018
The Rams now will attempt to trade for Zlatan.— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) March 31, 2018
Zlatan talks the talk, but damn if he doesn't walk the walk.— Will Cain (@willcain) March 31, 2018
Hahaha! Zlatan's just done it again?! Brilliant— Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) March 31, 2018
Ignore the hype, and all the Lion talk but what Zlatan just did as a 36 year old rebounding from a savage injury to stroll onto the field and score two emphatic signature goals is inarguably a remarkable moment of human drama 👏— roger bennett (@rogbennett) March 31, 2018
Zlatan the Genius does it again.... 'I can't help but laugh at how perfect I am.' https://t.co/fZy8D4b2Di— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 31, 2018
But was his winner offside?
I think Zlatan was offside. I'm almost positive Garber just popped into Geiger's earpiece and said "don't do this Mark. This isn't your hill to die on. No VAR."— Pablo Maurer (@MLSist) March 31, 2018
Offside does not apply to Zlatan. pic.twitter.com/3lBPXJR6pZ— Sam Borden (@SamBorden) March 31, 2018
The happiest man of all might be Zlatan's agent:
Can Ibrahimovic keep it up over the next two seasons? Only time will tell, but his debut was unforgettable.
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