Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 39-year-old scores stunning header in crucial win over Napoli

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 39-year-old scores stunning header in crucial win over Napoli

- Zlatan Ibrahimovic increased his Serie A tally to 10 goals after six games this season

- The 39-year-old scored a double against Napoli over the weekend

- The Swede has now joined elite players with a brace against Gattuso's men

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspired AC Milan to an impressive 3-1 victory over Gennaro Gattuso's Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo over the weekend.

The 39-year-old scored two of the goals that ensured they claim maximum points at the end of the meeting.

They also maintain their leadership on the Serie A table with 20 points from eight games - four points above defending champions Juventus after the same number of matches.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic rising above two Napoli defenders to contend for the floating ball at the age of 39. Photo by Carlo Hermann/KONTROLAB/LightRocket.
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The Swede opened the scoring for his side in the 20th minute and completed his double nine minutes into the second half.

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However, the striker became the highlight of the game after scoring an unbelievable header just by the penalty spot. He also beat Kalidou Koulibaly in the air before pulling his audacious stunt.

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The former Barcelona and Paris Saint Germain striker now tops the Italian League goals scorer chart with 10 goals despite missing four games four of their games due to COVID-19, as reported by Sport Bible.

Meanwhile, 35-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is closely chasing him with eight goals from five matches so far this campaign.

The ex-Man United star started his professional career in 1999 at Malmo FF and two decades down the lane, he is getting stronger as he clocks 40 years in 2021.

His agent Mino Raiola reckons he has the capacity to play until he's 50 while speaking with volkskrant.nl.

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"He will play football until they have to take him away on a stretcher.
"He can continue until he is 50 but only if he plays at high levels, he can continue. He has resurrected all of Milan, he is 90 percent of that team."

Ibrahimovic also became the fourth player in the history of Serie A to have scored in their first six league games of the season.

Gabriel Batistuta of Fiorentina was the first to complete the feat in 1994-95 before Christian Vieri matched it in the 2002-03 season with Inter. Krzysztof Piatek then did it in 2018-19 under Genoa's colours.

He is now the oldest player to score at least 10 goals in the first eight Serie A matchdays according to Goal.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has begun his festive celebrations early after gifting each member of AC Milan squad a PlayStation 5.

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Fans scrambled for the product in the market after it was launched but the Swedish striker eased his teammates of the stress of buying it as he presented it as their Christmas presents.

Three members of the Rossoneri were grateful as they took to their Instagram handle to thank the 39-year-old for his gesture towards them.

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