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Zlatan scores, booked for diving in LA derby draw

New York Red Bulls v Los Angeles Galaxy

CARSON, CA - APRIL 28: Zlatan Ibrahimovic #9 of Los Angeles Galaxy reacts as his goal is called off after an offside during the second half of a 3-2 Red Bulls win at StubHub Center on April 28, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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We saw the best and worst of Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the LA derby on Friday evening.

LA Galaxy drew 1-1 at home against new rivals LAFC, with Zlatan scoring the opener but then booked for what has to be one of the more obvious dives in the box you will ever see.

Even in LA, that kind of playacting isn’t welcomed...

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LAFC equalized in the second half thanks to a penalty kick from Carlos Vela as the Mexico star was definitely brought down by Perry Kitchen.

In their three “El Trafico” derby games in LAFC’s debut campaign in MLS, the Galaxy have one win and two draws as they have bragging rights in the City of Angels with the two teams not having any other regular-season games scheduled.

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Take a look at the highlights below, as Zlatan’s acting for the dive will not win him any Oscars, or friends and isn’t included in the official highlights.

With the point LA Galaxy remain in fifth place in the Western Conference on 38 points, while LAFC sit in second on 43 points.

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