AC Milan star Ibrahimovic continues impressive form at age 39, hits landmark goal

AC Milan star Ibrahimovic continues impressive form at age 39, hits landmark goal

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th and 501st career goal during AC Milan's 4-0 win over Crotone

- The veteran Swedish striker and Croatian star Ante Rebic both grabbed a brace to retain top spot in the league

- The Rossoneri now lead city rivals Inter Milan with two points and nine ahead of defending champions Juventus

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the star of the show when AC Milan further cemented their position on top of the Serie A table following a 4-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Crotone.

The 39-year-old put his side ahead in the 30th minute as his shot sailed in the top corner to make it 1-0.

It was Ibrahimovic's 500th career goal in his 21st season as a professional player which began back in 1999.

AC Milan star Ibrahimovic continues impressive form at age 39, hits landmark goal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues impressive form at age 39, hits landmark goal. Photo by Marco Canoniero
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The legendary striker made it 2-0 in the second half to score his 14th Serie A goal as Croatian forward Ante Rebic netted twice to seal the win for the Rossoneri.

Stefan Pioli's men are now two points ahead of city rivals Inter Milan and nine points above defending champions Juventus.

Ibrahimovic started his career with Swedish club Malmo in 1999 and scored 16 goals in 40 appearances in his two-year spell at the club.

He then spent the next three years with Dutch side Ajax where he bagged 35 goals in 74 matches for the Amsterdam outfit.

The Swedish forward took another giant step in his club career when he signed for Italian side Juventus, scoring 23 goals in 70 appearances in his two-year spell.

His 57 goals at Inter Milan earned him a big move to join Barcelona and after two seasons at the Camp Nou, he returned to Italy for a loan spell with Milan.

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Ibra's most successful club spell was with Paris saint-Germain where he scored 113 goals in 122 matches for the Parisians.

He then rejoined Jose Mourinho at Man United before moving to the MLSA to join LA Galaxy for just a season.

Now that the veteran Swedish striker is back with Milan, they are on course to landing their first Serie A title in ten years.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied racially abusing former Manchester United teammate Romelu Lukaku during their Coppa Italia quarter-final meeting at the San Siro earlier this week.

Both strikers clashed during the game which ended 2-1 in favour of Antonio Conte's men with Christian Eriksen striking the winner through a stoppage-time free-kick.

The 39-year-old Swede broke the deadlock for his side in the 31st minute but a spot-kick from Lukaku restored parity in the 71st minute. And then the former Spurs star scored the winner.

Source: Legit

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