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Ibrahimovic faces MLS ban after leaving opponent facing surgery

Odiase Osayande



Zlatan Ibrahimovic faces an MLS ban after leaving an opponent facing surgery.

Ibrahimovic took the acclaim following a bad-tempered LA derby on Friday night, scoring a hat-trick as LA Galaxy ran out
3-2 winners against LAFC, in the fixture branded ‘El Trafico’.

But ibrahimovic could be in trouble following an incident which transpired on the pitch.

Video footage showed ex-Manchester United striker ibrahimovic twice look at  Libyan international  El-Monir’s position, before leaping up and elbowing the defender in the face.

The incident occurred minutes after the veteran forward and his teammates had been left furious with the match official
over his decision not to take sterner action against the left- back for a challenge on Galaxy midfielder Joe Corona.

And MLS’ disciplinary committee are now understood to be looking into the incident, with Ibrahimovic set for potential retrospective action after leaving the 27-year-old with a fractured face.

El-Monir will see a facial specialist on Monday.

Ibrahimovic has already been suspended by MLS chiefs once this season.


Odiase Osayande is a senior sports reporter at Dockaysworld. He's turning football into words and telling the best stories about the beautiful game to fans stateside and worldwide.

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