VIDEO: Zlatan scores 500th goal with absurd, spinning side-volley

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Confession: The above headline was actually quite difficult to write, because the world has never seen anyone score a goal in exactly the same manner that Zlatan Ibrahimovic did on Saturday.

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When you consider that 1) he’s falling away; 2) he’s spinning away from the ball; 3) the ball is roughly chest high; 4) there’s a defender between him and the ball, that should be reason enough to not score this goal. Consider, then, that the man is 36 years old — turning 37 in a couple weeks — and you realize just how unfair it is that one person can possess so much talent, ingenuity and swagger.

In true 2018 LA Galaxy fashion — heck, it’s true 2018 Toronto FC fashion as well — Ibrahimovic’s goal set into motion a three-goal comeback in a matter of 15 minutes.

Sorry, that was the part that’s representative of TFC’s season. The part that represents the Galaxy in 2018 came in the final 15 minutes of the game, when they conceded twice to lose 5-3.