Match Report presented by Bob's Discount Furniture: LA Galaxy bag second straight home win over Montreal Impact

Zlatan Ibrahimovic moved within a goal of the Golden Boot presented by Audi lead and helped lift the LA Galaxy into third place in the Western Conference following a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact Saturday night at Dignity Health Sports Complex.

Ibrahimovic pulled within a goal of Golden Boot presented by Audi leader Carlos Vela with the opening goal in the 31st minute.

Cristian Pavon started the sequence with chasing down a ball played long and cutting it back from the endline. Jonathan dos Santos ran onto it and fired a shot toward the net that first caromed off Uriel Antuna and then Ibrahimovic, who turned and fired in his 27th goal of the season from 8 yards out.

The goal was upheld following Video Review, which was used to determined if Pavon was in an offside position on the ball played behind.

Lassi Lappalainen leveled for the Impact in the 48th minute, latching onto a ball lofted behind the Galaxy defense by Saphir Taider and put his open header from nine yards out past David Bingham.

Two minutes later, though, the Galaxy went back in front through Antuna with Pavon again picking up the assist. The Argentine winger pressured Evan Bush on a pass played back to the goalkeeper and then chased the ball down in the corner, playing into the box. Ibrahimovic headed down to Antuna, who took it off his chest, but whiffed on his first chance, with Samuel Piette also missing a chance to clear, before scoring his fifth goal of the season.

Goals

  • 31’ — LA — Zlatan Ibrahimovic | WATCH
  • 48’ — MTL — Lassi Lappalainen | WATCH
  • 50’ — LA — Uriel Antuna | WATCH

Next Up

  • LA: Wednesday, September 25 at Real Salt Lake (9:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada)
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