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Sport Milan 3-3 Roma: Ibrahimovic on target twice but Rossoneri held in thriller

01:45  27 october  2020
01:45  27 october  2020 Source:   goal.com

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  Is Zlatan the man to stop Conte's record-chasing Milan derby run? Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a good scoring record in the Milan derby, but he and the Rossoneri have not recently been on the winning side.The Nerazzurri have won the past four Serie A meetings with their city rivals and have only twice managed to win five in succession, in both 1979 and 1983.

Milan 'GOD' Ibrahimovic performing miracles with Pioli. Mark Doyle. Deputy Features Editor. Still, to solely credit Ibrahimovic with responsibility for the Rossoneri 's resurgence would do a great disservice to countless others at a club where everyone is pulling in the same direction for the first time in years.

AC Milan stormed to victory in a frenzied derby against Inter Milan who missed a penalty and had coach Rossoneri striker Carlos Bacca celebrates scoring the second goal against Inter in the Serie A clash. Jose Callejon scored twice while Lorenzo Insigne and an own goal by Michele Camporese

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice but Milan's perfect start to season was ended by Roma after a thrilling 3-3 San Siro draw on Monday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic holding a racket: Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic © Getty Images Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic put Milan ahead early on with deft finish from close range but Edin Dzeko equalised shortly afterwards with a header.

Alexis Saelemaekers edged Milan in front again with a composed finish only for Jordan Veretout to draw Roma level from the penalty spot.

Ibrahimovic netted a penalty of his own 11 minutes from time, but Milan were denied a fifth consecutive victory when Marash Kumbulla volleyed in a dramatic late equaliser.

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AC MILAN are plotting a stunning move to bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the San Siro, according to reports. Ibrahimovic , 37, put together an impressive goalscoring tally of 56 goals in just 85 appearances for the Rossoneri between 2010 and 2012.

Ibrahimović has returned to AC Milan on a six-month deal. Since the forward's contract at LA Galaxy expired in December, Ibrahimovic said he had received "We're happy to welcome back a unique player like Ibra" said Milan 's Chief Football Officer Zvonimar Boban, who also played for the Rossoneri .

Ibrahimovic gave Milan the lead in the second minute with an intelligent poacher's goal after he got on the end of a delicious Rafael Leao lofted pass.


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However, Roma were back on level terms 10 minutes later after a goalkeeping error from Milan's Ciprian Tatarusanu on his first competitive start for the Rossoneri.

The Romanian, deputising for Gianluigi Donnarumma after he tested positive for COVID-19, came to punch Lorenzo Pellegrini's corner but completely missed the ball, which allowed Dzeko to head home.

Milan increased their advantage shortly after the interval with Leao instrumental again as he burst down the left flank and crossed for Saelemaekers who confidently fired his shot beyond Roma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.

Roma were awarded a controversial penalty, though, when Ismael Bennacer was deemed to have brought down Pedro despite appearing to be fouled himself, and Veretout confidently converted.

Ibrahimovic thought he had secured the points when he sent Mirante the wrong way with a spot-kick, again controversially awarded, after Hakan Calhanoglu was felled by Gianluca Mancini.

Roma refused to give up, though, and gained a share of the spoils with seven minutes remaining when Kumbulla got on the end of a flick from a corner to slam the ball home.

Ibrahimovic admits he might leave AC Milan's next penalty to Kessie .
The 39-year-old later scored Milan's equaliser in stoppage time but not even that could diminish his frustration. Franck Kessie was Milan's designated penalty taker before Ibrahimovic joined.The 39-year-old later scored Milan's equaliser in stoppage time but not even that could diminish his frustration.

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