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Sweden 4 – 2 England – Take Zlat!

Thursday, 15th November, 2012

Sweden played their inaugural football match at their new home, the Friends Arena last night, and what a game it was. They of course played England, who had a new look about them. England’s team were plagued with injuries and players not getting called up, and it was the chance for some new faces to get a look in at the England team.

The game ended 4-2, but it will not only be remembered for the scoreline, it will not even only be remembered because Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored all 4 of Sweden’s goals, it will be remembered for his forth goal, an overhead kick. Joe Hart headed the ball out and was still out of his goal, with the high in the air and Ibrahimovic with his back to goal, he attempted an overhead kick from about 30 yeards away…And it only went in!!

Many are saying it’s one of the best ever goals, with Steven Gerrard saying “It’s the best goal I have seen”.

It’s funny, because people in England doubted him because of his below par performances against English opposition. They did say the same thing about Messi, some even claiming that he would not be as good of a player in the English Premier League. Zlatan said the same:

“That’s the way it is with the English. If you score against them you’re a good player, if you don’t score against them you’re not a good player.”
I remember Lionel Messi before the 2009 Champions League final for Barcelona. Then he scored against Manchester United and suddenly he was the best player in the world. Maybe now they’ll say something like that about me.”

So that is the Zlatan show. First goal at the Friends Arena: Zlatan. First hattrick at the Friends Arena: Zlatan. Best goal at the Friends Arena: Zlatan.

Ibrahimovic is having a great season for P.S.G, with 10 league goals from 10 league games.

photo from Aftonbladet/bildbyran

As for England, well they were not great all over the pitch, especially in defence where there were errors galore. It was a young side, but this is the England of the future, and it does not look very promising.

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