By Adeola Aderounmu
England has always played down the Zlatan Phenomenon but after today the 14th of November 2012 I am sure that England will always remember Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
It was a friendly match but the historical facts will stand the test of time.
Zlatan became the first man to score a goal in the newly opened Friends Arena in Stockholm. England went up 2-1 before the break.
In the last 15 minutes Zlatan scored 3 more goals to wrap up the games for Sweden.
The last goal will go down in football history as one of the most beautiful goals ever scored.
Joe Hart thought he headed the ball to safety but Zlatan did a bicycle kick that will probably never be repeated by him or anyone else and through one moment of projectile magic put the ball behind the net. Joe Hart did not make it back to his goal mark before the ball went in. There was a defender, was that Cahill that thought he was standing right to put away the ball.
The projectile and range of the ball was magnificent and Zlatan made history not just scoring the first goal but all the 4 goals against England.
Some records and achievements will stand this test of time. Hate him or like him, Zlatan is a living legend.
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I completely agree that Zlatan Ibrahimovich is a living legend. The only team where he was not so successful was Barcelona. He won scudetto win 3 different Italian teams: Inter, Juventus and AC Milan. The only trophy he have not won yet is Champions League. He left Inter and moved to Barca to win his first CL title but Inter made it in 2010, then he left Barca and moved to AC Milan but Barca won CL title in 2011 🙂
In Sweden he is the only star and a game against England where Zlatan scored 4 goals was fantastic. Not many players nowadays who has changed many teams and still is a TOP player.