Sport Serie A: AC Milan without Ibrahimovic for weeks
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superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic will probably miss the reunion with his former club Manchester United. The 39-year-old Swede suffered an adductor injury in his AC Milan's 2-1 win at AS Roma on Sunday and, according to media reports, will be out for up to three weeks.
Milan meets ManUnited in the hit duel of the Europa League round of 16. The first leg will take place on March 11, the second leg just a week later.
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In the Europa League, Ibrahimovic mostly only played a minor role in the current season. He did not play a single game over the full 90 minutes, and he also missed three group games with injuries.
Ibrahimovic played for Manchester from summer 2016 to March 2018 after his four-year interlude at Paris Saint-Germain. 'Ibra' scored 29 goals in 53 competitive games for the Red Devils. Then the Swedes moved to Los Angeles Galaxy in the USA.
Ibrahimovic had not made friends in California recently. With controversial statements about the political commitment of NBA star LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers), he had triggered a wave of indignation. Former NBA professional Baron Davis even described Ibrahimovic as "stupid as bread".
'Vagabondo' Ibrahimovic hitches ride on motorbike to sing at Sanremo .
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic revealed on Friday how he had to hitch a motorbike ride to avoid missing Italy's legendary Sanremo Music Festival where he was performing a duet with Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. The rider, identified as Franco, told Radio Monte Carlo on Friday that Ibrahimovic had wanted to ride the bike himself over the 60km to Sanremo. "I was returning home and, while I was stopped in traffic, I saw this black van. There were two people and one looked like Ibrahimovic. So I thought: 'But this is Ibra!' he recalled."At that point the driver lowered the window and told me: 'Ibra asks if you can take him to Sanremo'.