Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores perfect hat-trick after claim he’s ‘best by far’ in MLS

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When you claim you’re “like a Ferrari” in a league full of “Fiats” you’d better back it up.

Well yet again, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has proved he’s as good as his word.

Earlier in the week, the 37-year-old LA Galaxy striker was asked whether he was still the best player in the MLS, given Los Angeles FC forward Carlos Vela is the top scorer this season.

Answer: “By far. Because if he’s [Vela] in his prime. How old is he? 29. And he’s playing in MLS and he’s in his prime. When I was 29 [I was in Europe]. Big difference.”Zing.

So on Friday night the two strikers featured on opposite sides of the Los Angeles derby – ‘El Trafico’ to locals – and you can probably guess what happened next.