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VIDEO: LAFC have 2-0 HT lead (again) in El Trafico

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Los Angeles FC players celebrate a goal by forward Marco Urena against the Portland Timbers during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Los Angeles FC hold a 2-0 lead over the LA Galaxy in the second-ever El Trafico clash at Banc of California Stadium.

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2-0 was the halftime score back in March for the inaugural clash of LA sides. LAFC went 3-0 up just after the restart, but the Galaxy, spearheaded by a brace from Zlatan Ibrahimovic (including a 40-yard bomb for his first MLS goal), came back to win 4-3.

Much like the first meeting, which took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., the expansion side has been in complete control since the first whistle. Of course, that mattered very little in round 1.

Carlos Vela opened the scoring in the 7th minute with a powerful header following Adama Diomande’s cross inside the six-yard box, and Lee Nguyen doubled the advantage 13 minutes later, when he uncorked a free kick that eluded the outstretched hands of David Bingham.

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