Ibrahimovic, Antuna lead Galaxy to win over Real Salt Lake
Apr 29, 2019, 5:26 AM
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Uriel Antuna scored and the Los Angeles Galaxy beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Sunday night to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.
Sebastian Lletget, who was being hounded on the left side, played a sliding cross around defender Aaron Herrera to Ibrahimovic for a first-timed left-footer that made it 2-1 in the 78th minute.
Antuna, a 21-year old who signed on a one-year loan from Manchester City of the Premier League on Jan. 29, scored his first MLS goal to give the Galaxy (7-1-1) the lead in the 16th minute. Ibrahimovic, at the top of the box, side-stepped a pass from Diego Polenta, allowing it lead Chris Pontius to the corner of the 6-yard box where he first-timed it to Antuna for the empty-net finish.
Herrera’s shot from the right side of the box deflected off goalkeeper David Bingham to Donny Toia near the far post for the tap-in to make it 1-1 in the 64th minute. It was Toia’s first MLS goal since June 20, 2015, when he played for the Montreal Impact.
Real Salt Lake (3-5-1) had its two-game winning streak snapped.
The Galaxy finished the month of April with 13 points, second-most in franchise history. The 1998 squad, which finished with 68 points and won the Supporters’ Shield, had a 15-point April.