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While chasing down Moldova’s keeper, the Swedish star blocked a clearing attempt with his face, causing the ball to bounce back into the opposition’s net for one of the strangest goals we’ve seen in a while.
The whole thing looks very nonchalant on the part of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but that doesn’t make it any less awesome. While Ibra didn’t need to go very far out of his way to make the play, he did decide that he would have to slam the ball with his face to get the job done, and that might be more impressive than some fancy footwork or hustle.
Here’s the play:
He also managed to get another goal in the game, but it came via a much more conventional penalty kick, giving Sweden the 2-0 victory.