Ibrahimovic challenges Pogba, Raiola and Khabib to ‘Matrix challenge’ as ex-Man Utd striker sparks latest online trend

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ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC has sparked an online trend challenging Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola and Khabib Nurmagomedov to the “Matrix challenge”.

Just after the “bottle cap challenge” looked to have died a death, ex-Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic has taken matters into his own hands and given celebrities a new online task to get on with.

Ibrahimovic challenged Pogba, Raiola and Khabib to ‘Matrix challenge’ after the ex-Man Utd striker sparked the latest online trend
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The Swede posted a clip on his Instagram flicking a football up to his chest, balancing it, and replicating a famous scene from the Matrix.

LA Galaxy star Zlatan channeled his inner Keanu Reeves and mimicked a scene from the 1999 classic in which character Neo dodges bullets.

Instead of avoiding being shot Ibra avoids dropping the ball balancing on his chest, but copies the arm movements of Sci Fi hero Neo.

But when he’s not creating social media challenges in his back garden, Ibrahimovic is celebrating a free-scoring season in MLS.

The 37-year-old has bagged 28 goals in 27 games this year, and stats show he is only improving in age.

Ibrahimovic has scored 300 goals since turning 30 on October 3, 2011.

And they come in just 371 matches, meaning his goals-per-game ratio since hitting the big 30 is an impressive 0.81.

Up until his 30th birthday, Ibra scored a very respectable 232 goals in 528 matches at a ratio of 0.44 strikes for every appearance made.


He started out at Swedish outfit Malmo then enjoyed four years with Ajax, two at Juventus, three at Inter Milan, one at Barcelona and then one on loan with AC Milan.

In that time, the Swedish great managed two Eredivisie titles, five Serie As in a row – although both at Juventus were revoked – and then La Liga and another Serie A as well as the KNVB Cup and Fifa Club World Cup.

Zlatan scored a national-record 62 goals for Sweden in his 116 caps up until 2016, 28 of those coming before his 30th birthday and 34 after.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bagged a whopping 300 goals since turning 30 just eight years ago
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bagged a whopping 300 goals since turning 30 just eight years ago

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