Watch: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Gets Red Card for Slapping Petrasso
Ibrahimovic was seen slapping Michael Petrasso, who had stepped on his foot while marking him.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was sent off during the Los Angeles Galaxy’s match against Montreal Impact, after slapping Michael Petrasso, who had stepped on Ibrahimovic's foot while marking him well away from the ball. After consulting the replay video, referee Ismail Elfath gave Ibrahimovic the red card and Petrasso the yellow.
Both the players went down after the slap, and Ibrahimovic was limping as a trainer helped him off the field.
Even though they were playing a man down, LA Galaxy managed to eke out a 1-0 win in Montreal on Monday, 21 May. With that, Galaxy (4-6-1) ended a four-game losing run. Montreal (3-9-0) has lost three in a row, all by shutout, with the last two coming at home.
With 10 men, the Galaxy stayed back in the second half, looking for counterattacks.
In the 75th minute, substitute Emmanuel Boateng headed a ball forward that Kamara took on the run. He beat Marco Donadel and Jukka Raitala with a cut into the middle and scored his team-leading fifth goal on a low shot from inside the penalty area.
Montreal had some chances, including back-to-back shots in the 55th minute by Alejandro Silva and Raheem Edwards that were blocked by goalkeeper David Bingham.
Sweden's record goalscorer, Ibrahimovic retired from international football after Euro 2016 and, despite flirting with a comeback, will miss this year's World Cup in Russia.
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