Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores to reach 500 goals for club and country

Zlatan nears 500-goal mark in Galaxy's El Trafico draw

Zlatan nears 500-goal mark in Galaxy's El Trafico draw

Los Angeles Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich scored Saturday night against Toronto FC, bringing his career goal total to 500 between caps with club and country.

With his side trailing 3-0 in the second half, in the first half, Ibrahimovic used his taekwondo skills to direct a ball inside the back of the net, with a roundhouse spinning kick after a long pass from Jonathan dos Santos set him up inside the six-yard box. He also played for the Swedish global team.

Only Barcelona star Messi and Juventus ace Ronaldo boast more goals among active players than the former Manchester United, PSG, Juventus and Ajax star, who joined up with the MLS side earlier in the season.

Unfortunately for Zlatan and the Galaxy, a Jonathan Osorio goal in the 75th minute and another from Jay Chapman gave Toronto FC the win meaning the Galaxy slip further away from the playoffs.

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"I'm happy for Toronto because they'll be remembered as my 500th victim", Ibrahimovic told TSN after the game.

Speaking after the clash, he said: "I was close to the goal". It came from a cross and I turned around and hit it.

Aside from Ibrahimovic's landmark goal, the match was also noteworthy for the heated confrontation which took place between the 36-year-old and Michael Bradley, the son of LA Galaxy manager Bob Bradley.

Following the goal, fans on Twitter were just as stunned as the commentary team at Ibrahimovic's incredible acrobatic effort.

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