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  • Zlatan takes just 190 seconds to make mark

    Zlatan takes just 190 seconds to make mark

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    Zlatan takes just 190 seconds to make mark

    New signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored an acrobatic scissor kick within four minutes of pulling on a Manchester United shirt for the first time in a 5-2 friendly rout of Galatasaray on Saturday. The superstar forward, who moved from Paris Saint Germain in the summer, was finally unleashed by new manager Jose Mourinho in Gothenburg in his native Sweden. It was not the cleanest of volleys -- and Mourinho barely acknowledged the goal -- but it was enough to bounce into the ground and into the top …

  • Ibrahimovic scores spectacular goal on Man United debut

    Ibrahimovic scores spectacular goal on Man United debut

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    Ibrahimovic scores spectacular goal on Man United debut

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted a superb goal just four minutes into his Manchester United debut and promised that there would be much more to come after they thrashed Turkish side Galatasaray 5-2 in a friendly in Gothenburg on Saturday. The 34-year-old Swede, who arrived at Old Trafford on a free transfer after a trophy-laden four-year spell with Paris St Germain, wasted no time in making his presence felt, flinging himself into the air to meet Antonio …

  • Messi quiet but Barcelona stroll past Celtic

    Messi quiet but Barcelona stroll past Celtic

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    Messi quiet but Barcelona stroll past Celtic

    A blond-haired Lionel Messi failed to get on the scoresheet but it hardly mattered as under-strength Barcelona taught Celtic a footballing lesson in a Dublin friendly on Saturday. Strikes by Arda Turan and Munir El Haddadi, and an own goal by Efe Ambrose -- all before the break -- were enough to earn a 3-1 victory for Luis Garcia's men in what was their first game back after the summer. Leigh Griffiths had replied to Turan's opener, but boss Brendan Rodgers will be concerned with how …

  • Ibrahimovic nets debut goal as United put five past Galatasaray

    Ibrahimovic nets debut goal as United put five past Galatasaray

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    Ibrahimovic nets debut goal as United put five past Galatasaray

    Manchester United overcame a shaky first-half display to down Galatasaray 5-2, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the way with an early goal. …

  • Barcelona 3 Celtic 1: Messi, Suarez in action as Catalans cruise to victory

    Barcelona 3 Celtic 1: Messi, Suarez in action as Catalans cruise to victory

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    Barcelona 3 Celtic 1: Messi, Suarez in action as Catalans cruise to victory

    Barcelona recorded a comfortable 3-1 win over Celtic in their first friendly of pre=season, with Arda Turan and Munir El Haddadi scoring. …