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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Scores Insane Goal in 4-2 Win Over England (VIDEO)

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By Myles Collier , Christian Post Contributor
November 15, 2012|9:15 am

On Wednesday, during a round of international friendly's, Sweden's most recognizable player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, put on a scoring display that ended with arguably the best goal in recent memory.

Sweden hosted England in what was otherwise a tepid round of matches – as international friendly's go – but his bicycle kick from 30 yards capped off one of the greatest individual feats to occur on the field.

The match was fast-paced, with both teams creating solid opportunities to score as Ibrahimovic put the Swedes on top with a more traditional kick that came off the post after 20 minutes.

England responded with a goal from Danny Welbeck before the half was over, and shortly after, Steven Caulker scored on a free kick that was created by Captain Steven Gerrard.

The second half and the game, however, belonged to Ibrahimovic. He brought the Swedes even after chesting down a volley and burying it past England's goal keeper Joe Hart. Sweden's third goal, a skimming free kick, earned Ibrahimovic the match ball, and the first hat trick that England conceded since 1988.

The headlines and accolades were his after that third strike, but his fourth showed why, at any given time, football fans can witness something that may only happen a few times in a generation.

By all accounts, Hart did not have his best game, but on this day even his best probably would not have mattered.

Hart came charging out of his area to clear the ball, he headed it away, but Ibrahimovic, noticing the ball in the air, quickly turned and met it halfway with a spectacular bicycle kick from 30 yards out. It sailed over the head of a retreating Hart and two pursuing defenders into the back of the net.

"When I saw the goalkeeper was out I tried to put it against the goal, and luckily it went in," Ibrahimovic told reporters in a press conference after the game. "It's both luck and skill."

His fourth goal will long be remembered and his performance will go down in history because he is the first person ever to score four goals against England in any competition.

 

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