Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets the ball in first start as LA Galaxy defeat Chicago Fire, 1-0

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been on the field for 127 minutes for the Los Angeles Galaxy, and he already has three goals scored. Ibrahimovic led the Galaxy to a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire Saturday in what was his first start. 

Ibrahimovic took the field standing across from former Manchester United teammate, Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Photo courtesy of @BSchweinsteiger Twitter Feed

Ibra would go on to give the Galaxy a 1-0 lead at the break after guiding in a left-footed cross from Ashley Cole.

The Galaxy almost found the back of the net earlier in the match, but the goals were called back following offside calls on Ola Kamara

The first was a clear offside as Kamara ran in from the right wing for a header off a pass from Romain Alessandrini; the second required the officials to look at a video review as Kamara was called offside again off a pass from Sebastian Lletget.

“We come with the sun, they come with the wind, but the sun was the stronger today,” Ibrahimovic said to group of reporters, ‘poetically’ describing the Galaxy victory.

Ibrahimovic ended up playing 80 minutes, the most in this calendar year for the football legend coming off an injury.

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