Put a Saint-Étienne-team on the other side of Zlatan and he will guarantee score a ton of goals.
Tonight he scored his first hattrick for Manchester United and single handedly gave them an excellent position for the second leg.
"FREAKGOAL" BY ZLATAN
Zlatan had played against Saint-Étienne with PSG 13 times and scored 14 goals, and already after 15 minutes it was clear this was gonna be one of those nights. Zlatan tried to place a freekick underneath the wall, but the ball was deflected and then teasingly slowly rolled over the line. 1-0 to Man Utd.
DECIDER WITH 15 MINUTES LEFT
Manchester United was far from the performance against Watford on Saturday and with just a little more effeciency, Saint-Étienne could have gotten a good result for the second leg. Instead Mr. Effeciency himself (at least sometimes) stepped up and made it 1-0. Rashford ran through on the left hand side, passed into Zlatan via Saint-Étienne's goalkeeper and Pogba's brother, and Zlatan tapped the ball in the open net. 2-0.
WON PENALTY - SCORED PENALTY
In the 88th minute Ibra got the ball in the penalty box and was fouled. It was quite a generous penalty to be fair, but the referee called it and of course Zlatan took the penalty. Ruffier (who must dream nighttmares about Zlatan) was fooled once again and Zlatan placed the penalty in his usual corner. 3-0, Zlatan's first Manchester United-hattrick, and a miracle is needed by Saint-Étienne if they are gonna come back next week.