Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on a pair of penalty kicks to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday night.

Ibrahimovic capped the scoring in the 65th minute in his return from an Achilles injury in the opener March 2. Midfielder Romain Alessandrini also came back from a hamstring injury sustained in the opener.

The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic told reporters Friday, when asked about his ability to return from setbacks, that he needs, “20 minutes, not more.” Turns out, he wasn’t far off.

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, left, controls the ball next to Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, left, controls the ball next to Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Swedish forward clanged a remarkable shot off the post in the 16th minute before giving the Galaxy (3-1-0) a 1-0 lead in the 33rd, converting from the spot after drawing a foul on Claude Dielna in the area.

Jeremy Ebobisse side-footed a cross by David Guzman into an empty net from the top of the 6-yard box to make it 1-all just before halftime.

Portland (0-3-1) has conceded 12 goals, while scoring just five.

Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Joe Corona, right, defends on Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Joe Corona, right, defends on Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, left, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Galaxy's Joe Corona, left, heads the ball next to teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Galaxy’s Joe Corona, left, heads the ball next to teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse, right, hugs teammate David Guzman after Ebobisse's goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse, right, hugs teammate David Guzman after Ebobisse’s goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse (17) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse (17) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman, center, passes the ball past Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham, in blue, to assist on a goal by forward Jeremy Ebobisse, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers midfielder David Guzman, center, passes the ball past Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper David Bingham, in blue, to assist on a goal by forward Jeremy Ebobisse, right, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, left, shoots as Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, right, defends during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, left, shoots as Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, right, defends during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) scores on a penalty kick past Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, in orange, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic (9) scores on a penalty kick past Portland Timbers goalkeeper Jeff Attinella, in orange, during the first half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)