STEVE DOUGLAS | AP
Published — Wednesday 14 November 2012
Last update 15 November 2012 5:22 am
LONDON: Zlatan Ibrahimovic illuminated a low-key night of international friendlies on Wednesday, scoring an audacious overhead kick from 35 yards as part of a sumptuous four-goal display in Sweden’s 4-2 win over England.
Ibrahimovic’s one-man show in Stockholm — featuring one of the greatest goals seen in recent years — overshadowed two high-profile matches between fierce European rivals, with the Netherlands and Germany drawing 0-0 and France coming from behind to beat Italy 2-1.
Lionel Messi was kept scoreless as Argentina was held 0-0 in Saudi Arabia while Portugal drew 2-2 in Gabon.
It was the enigmatic Ibrahimovic who took all the plaudits, with his acrobatic strike described by England captain Steven Gerrard — who made his 100th international appearance — as “one of the best goals I’ve ever seen live.”