Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored with a spectacular, spinning volley for his 500th career goal but it could not prevent the Los Angeles Galaxy suffering a 5-3 MLS loss to Toronto FC.
The 36-year-old Swede joined Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the only active players with 500 goals in club and international play.
Ibrahimovic left Manchester United to join the Galaxy at the start of the 2018 season and now has 17 goals in 22 appearances for LA.
He also has scored for Paris Saint-Germain (156 goals), Inter Milan (66), AC Milan (56), Ajax (48), Manchester United (29), Juventus (26), Barcelona (22), and Malmo (18), as well as 62 goals for the Swedish national team.
"Obviously it's not good to lose ... but I'm happy for Toronto because they'll be remembered as my 500th victim," Ibrahimovic said after the game. He later posted an image on Twitter depicting himself as the “god of goals”.
Buoyed by Ibrahimovic’s goal, Galaxy drew level at 3-3 on 58 minutes but goals from Jonathan Osorio and Jay Chapman gave Toronto the victory.
Victor Vazquez, Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco had all scored for the victors in the first half.
Ola Kamara and Rolf Feltscher got the other goals for LA.
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