Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sets Two New Records in AC Milan’s Defeat to Udinese
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the only goal for AC Milan in their 3-1 loss to Udinese
- The giant striker scored from the penalty spot after VAR called for a retake due to encroachment
- He surpassed and set two new records in the Italian league with his goal
AC Milan's on-and-off form over the last few weeks continued at the weekend. They lost 3-1 to eight- placed Udinese, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed the headlines as he scored Milan's only goal.
Former Watford winger Roberto Pereyra put the hosts ahead early in the game before Ibrahimovic scored from the spot. He missed his first attempt, but a retake was given due to encroachment from Beto.
The 41-year-old made no mistake with the second attempt, blasting it into the roof of the net. Beto equalised for the home side before the end of the first half to end the chaotic 45 minutes.
Ibrahimovic makes history
The Swedish striker has been out injured since May 2020 with a knee injury and recently returned to action, having made three substitute appearances before starting yesterday.
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As reported by talkSPORT, he became the oldest ever goalscorer in the Italian league with his goal yesterday at 41 years and 166 days, surpassing former Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta, who scored his last goal at 41 years 25 days, also a penalty against Udinese.
The former Inter Milan striker also captained his side, becoming the oldest-ever Milan captain after he was honoured with the band to mark his return to the side, as reported by CBS Sports.
Zlatan has enjoyed rare longevity and, while stepping up his recovery, played a game for the U18s, a match which also featured his 16-year-old son, Maximilian Ibrahimovic, as reported by ESPN.
Ibra begs Leao to stay
Sports Brief earlier reported that the giant striker begged Rafa Leao to stay in Milan as the young winger is attracting interest from top European clubs, including those from the Premier League.
He urged the 23-year-old to extend his contract and stay with Rossoneri, despite previously telling him to move to realise his potential during the World Cup.
The Portuguese winger shot to fame in Milan's Scudetto-winning side of 2022, where he was named the league's MVP.
Source: Sports Brief News