At almost 39 years old, Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed that he is still essential by scoring a double in AC Milan’s win over Bologna (2-0), this Monday on the first day of Serie A.
Dominators for an hour of play, the ‘Rossoneri’ had a good debut and are placed in third place, tied on points with Napoli.
They would even could have had a wider victory if the Swedish striker, perfectly launched on a counterattack by the Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu, I would not have failed with an empty goal, after dribbling the Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski (63).
Omnipresent two weeks after its 39th anniversary, Ibrahimovic could have opened the scoring in the 12th minute, after a play by Davide Calabria on the right, if he hadn’t crossed his shot too much.
But the immortal Zlatan, who begins his 22nd season as a professional, had himself forgiven. His first goal came when he rose higher than the Brazilian Danilo, after a millimeter center from the Frenchman Théo Hernández, to place a header that Skorupski did not reach (minute 35, 1-0).
The Polish goalkeeper couldn’t do much on the second goal either, a penalty after a foul by Riccardo Orsolini on the Algerian Ismaël Bennacer (minute 51, 2-0).
At the end of the match, Bolonia, saved by Skorupski, who deflected a semi-volley from Hernández (77), woke up, but Gianluigi Donnaruma won his duel against the Danish Andreas Skov Olsen (79) and the Paraguayan Federico Santander found the wood (88).
Bologna finished the match with 10 players after the expulsion of the Dutch Mitchell dijks (88).
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