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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken on the

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes on the ‘Matrix Challenge’ with incredible chest control making him look like a star from famous sci-fi thriller… then calls out Paul Pogba, Novak Djokovic and Khabib Nurmagomedov to do it next!

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken on the ‘Matrix Challenge’ with incredible control
  • The challenge aims to copy the scene in the iconic 1999 sci-fi film ‘The Matrix’
  • Participants juggle the ball on their chest while bending back like character Neo
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It was an iconic scene made famous by Hollywood superstar Keanu Reeves and now Zlatan Ibrahimovic has shown he has all the flexibility of Neo during his ‘Matrix Challenge’.

The veteran Swedish striker continues to show no signs of ageing as he tossed the ball into the air and then caught it on his chest. As the ball landed, Zlatan then fell back, almost into a limbo position, with his arms out in front.

Known as the ‘Matrix Challenge’, participants aim to copy the scene in the 1999 film ‘The Matrix’ where Neo dodges bullets in slow motion. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken on the 'Matrix Challenge' with incredible chest control

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken on the ‘Matrix Challenge’ with incredible chest control

The challenge aims to copy the Keanu Reeves scene in the iconic 1999 sci-fi film 'The Matrix'

The challenge aims to copy the Keanu Reeves scene in the iconic 1999 sci-fi film 'The Matrix'

The challenge aims to copy the Keanu Reeves scene in the iconic 1999 sci-fi film ‘The Matrix’

Participants juggle the ball on their chest while laying back like character Neo did in the film

Participants juggle the ball on their chest while laying back like character Neo did in the film

Participants juggle the ball on their chest while laying back like character Neo did in the film

Ibrahimovic manages to maintain perfect balance while holding the ball on his chest and rotating his arms as Neo does in the movie. 

He then wasted no time in asking some of his fellow sportsmen to do the same. 

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Zlatan challenged Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, tennis ace Novak Djokovic, UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov and his agent Mino Raiola to follow his lead. 

Ibrahimovic was taking time out of his preparations for the upcoming MLS play-offs with LA Galaxy.

The iconic scene sees Neo dodge a flurry of bullets shot at him by nemesis Agent Smith

The iconic scene sees Neo dodge a flurry of bullets shot at him by nemesis Agent Smith

The iconic scene sees Neo dodge a flurry of bullets shot at him by nemesis Agent Smith

Ibrahimovic scored the winner against Real Salt Lake which booked his team a play-off place

Ibrahimovic scored the winner against Real Salt Lake which booked his team a play-off place

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Ibrahimovic scored the winner against Real Salt Lake which booked his team a play-off place

His side clinched a spot in the play-offs following a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake, in which Zlatan scored the winner.

They still have two regular season games to come though and Zlatan will be hoping he can fire them to the title after. 

The Swede has had an incredible two seasons in the MLS, scoring 49 goals in 53 appearances since his arrival from Manchester United in 2018.