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Rachel Riley posts the 'best tweet of 2018' about Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Big things were expected of Zlatan Ibrahimovic following his recent move to LA Galaxy, but no one quite expected him to make such an immediate impact.

On his debut over the weekend against Los Angeles FC, the 36-year-old came on with 19 minutes remaining and with his side 3-2 down.

So what did Ibrahimovic do? He made it 3-3 with an absolute screamer, of course.

From 40 yards out, the Swede lobbed LAFC's sprawling goalkeeper with a stunning volley that sent the StubHub Center into raptures.

But the best was yet to come. In the 91st minute, Ibrahimovic rose highest to nod Ashley Cole's into the back of the net and complete a stunning comeback.

It was a dream debut and speaking in a post-match interview, Ibrahimovic did what Ibrahimovic does best by saying he gave LA fans 'Zlatan'.

"I just wanted to come in," he told the club's website. "The fans were demanding something and I gave them Zlatan.


"I felt like I played 40 games for my 20 minutes. I was feeling everything, jet lag, I hadn't played for a long time, I did the first sprint and I started to breathe immediately.

"When the second came, I thought this time I’ll shoot and that’s the ball that went in. I had a lot of adrenaline. Step-by-step you build it up.

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"I need to come into a rhythm and to feel the game, but it is not only about the game, but you need to adjust for the weather and adjust for the way the team plays."

The God of Manchester has now become the God of Los Angeles and it would appear everyone is buying into Ibrahimovic's 'God' status.

Rachel Riley, who worked as a Sky Sports presenter between 2016 and 2017, just posted one of the best tweets of 2018 and it was in response to a fan who asked: "[Do] you believe in God?"

Check out her tweet below.

How good is that? Riley replied: "Yep of course. Great debut for LA Galaxy on the weekend," and it's safe to say football fans absolutely loved it.


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