Painful defeat Milan despite record goal by 41-year-old Ibrahimovic
He was allowed two touches from eleven yards. His first effort was stopped, but Udinese striker Beto ran in too early and allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to try again. This time he shot hard and unerringly, becoming the oldest goal scorer ever in Serie A.
Yet the 1-1 just before halftime did not prove to be a prelude to a big celebration in which the 41-year-old striker, who was reinstated in the Swedish selection last week, was put in the limelight. Indeed, Milan eventually lost 3-1 to the number ten of the Italian league.
Just like earlier this season, Udinese were quick to find the net against Milan, who are fully engaged in the battle for a spot among the first four. Those spots entitle them to participation in the Champions League after this season.
Whereas in the earlier league game between the two teams Udinese had opened the score after only two minutes, this time it took nine minutes for Roberto Pereyra to sign for the 1-0. In August, Milan still managed to turn the tide by winning 4-2, but this time Udinese proved a little tougher.
After Ibrahimovic’s equalizer, it was the very Beto who helped the home team into halftime with a lead after all. In the second half, it was former PEC Zwolle player Kingsley Ehizibue who headed in the 3-1. The Dutch-Nigerian footballer’s nick had an air of offside, but VAR ruled that the goal was valid.
Milan’s defeat is good news for AS Roma. The team of Rick Karsdorp and Georginio Wijnaldum can take over fourth place from Milan on Sunday when it takes points against city rival Lazio.