Zlatan Ibrahimovic Given First-half Red Card In LA Galaxy Win Vs Montreal Impact

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic received a red card for slapping an opponent in the head but  LA Galaxy were still able to grind out a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact without their marquee acquisition. 

Montreal Impact defender Michael Petrasso stepped on the 36-year-old’s foot in the 40th minute of the match in Montreal and the towering Swede retaliated with a slap to the back of Petrasso’s head. 

Both players fell to the ground in an apparent effort to win the sympathy of referee Ismail Elfath but after a review of the video, Petrasso was shown a yellow card and the former Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester United striker a red. 

Despite the Impact controlling the ball for 56% of the game and taking 15 more shots, Galaxy’s 10 men prevailed when Ola Kamara scored the only goal of the game in the 75th minute. 

Ibrahimovic made a Hollywood entrance during his first game for the Galaxy in March when he scored twice, including the winner, in a thrilling 4-3 victory over local rivals LAFC but has added only one more goal since. 

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