AC Milan lead the Serie A table as Zlatan Ibrahimovic breaks free of the shackles of age and gives his side a win against Udinese.
The Italian giants faced off the Stadio Friuli outfit on Sunday having taken an early lead thanks to Franck Kessié. But Rodrigo De Paul’s second-half penalty equalised the scoreline after which the visitors found it too difficult to crack the Udinese defence.
But when players of legendary status are on the pitch, there is always hope as proven by Ibrahimovic. The Swede fired the Rossoneri back into the lead via an emphatic leap that ended in an overhead kick at the back of the net. The striker effectively won the game for the San Siro outfit singlehandedly having assisted the first goal and scored the winner.
What is more interesting is Ibra’s goalscoring record since making a switch back to Serie A. The former Swedish international had scored a brace in his previous 3 league appearances before adding two more goal contributions to his name today. These numbers are no joke for a 39-year-old who was signed on a free transfer.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored 7 goals in 4 Serie A appearances this season.
Absolutely ridiculous. 🚲 pic.twitter.com/RLEDIO2om3
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 1, 2020
Zlatan’s impact for the Italian giants has been immense – his involvement has undoubtedly contributed heavily to Milan’s resurgence after years of battling mediocrity.
The fact that the former PSG man is pulling this off whilst being just a year shy of turning 40 is nothing short of admirable, especially the fashion with which he achieves such displays. One would find it hard to believe this man suffered from an ACL rupture not that long ago; simply incredible.
Stefano Pioli’s side now sit first on the Italian league table, 4 points clear of second-placed Atalanta.