Zlatan still gets it! Ibrahimovic scored a late acrobatic kick from over the head to steal three points on Udinese and eliminate Milan by four points at the top of the Italian league table.
- AC Milan are unbeaten in Serie A and are now four points ahead of the top spot
- Ivory Coast midfielder Frank Casey put Milan 1-0 with a goal in the first half
- Argentine Rodrigo De Paul equalized from the penalty spot after Ignacio Busetto scored a mistake
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 39, scored an acrobatic late goal to score the victory
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a late acrobatic goal to take his league tally to seven this season to give Serie A leaders Milan a tough 2-1 victory over Udinese on Sunday.
Udinese defender Sebastian Di Maio attempted a clearance, and Ibrahimovi, with his back to the goal, fired the ball into the net with an overhead kick in the 83rd minute despite the lack of proper contact.
The 39-year-old set up Milan’s opening goal for Frank Casey in the 18th minute before Udinese equalized with a controversial penalty kick over Rodrigo de Paul three minutes into the first half.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates his goal that put his team four points above the top of Serie A
The 39-year-old striker scored a late overhead kick from close range to seal the victory
Milan have 16 points from six games, four ahead of Atalanta, while struggling Udinese have three.
The away side took the lead after Frank Casey fired the net after a superb job from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The 39-year-old dropped a Ismail Bennasser cross and put it on Casey’s road at the edge of the area and the Ivory Coast international hit the ball into the back of the net through the crossbar.
Milan dominated most of the first half, with Casey shooting just before halftime, Ibrahimovi stung Juan Muso after slashing to the right and firing a shot the Argentine had to dodge.
Stefano Pioli’s side entered the first half with a 1-0 lead.
Midfielder Frank Casey opened the scoring for the Serie A leaders team with a blow
Rodrigo de Paul equalized for Udinese in the second half after Ignacio Posito fouled.
Stefano Pioli’s side remained unbeaten, with 16 points from their first six games
After the end of the first half, Udinese won a penalty after Ignacio Busetto dropped Alessio Romanioli, and Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma hit in the right direction, but De Paul scored the penalty in the upper right corner.
The match seemed to start with a draw until Ibrahimovi scored an amazing winner, with the Swedish killer scoring from inside the six-yard area with a scissor kick to his shoulder and into the bottom corner.
Initially, Udinese defender Sebastian Di Maio did a good job of deflecting Ante Rebek’s cross in the air until Zlatan made the acrobatic finish at close range.
Stefano Pioli’s side are now four points ahead of the Serie A, unbeaten after five wins and one draw from their first six games.