Zlatan Scores His 400th League Goal With Bullet Free Kick
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ROME — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 150th Serie A goal as AC Milan inflicted Jose Mourinho's first home defeat in the Italian top flight with a 2-1 win over AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday to keep pace with Serie A leaders Napoli.
The 40-year-old striker rifled a low free kick into the bottom corner in the 25th minute to put the visitors ahead after a lively start, his 400th total goal in domestic leagues.
ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVICWHAT A WAY TO SCORE YOUR 400TH DOMESTIC GOAL pic.twitter.com/u2u4mpt9rW
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400 + 150 - Zlatan #Ibrahimovic has scored his 400th goal in the domestic leagues (his first goal arrived on October 30, 1999) - 150 of these have been netted in Serie A. vIBRAtions.#RomaMilan #SerieA pic.twitter.com/ew3mdnSwdt— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) October 31, 2021
Zlatan Ibrahimović keeps reaching new milestones at the age of 40.
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Ibrahimovic had a brilliantly finished second ruled out for offside after the break, just like teammate Rafael Leao in the first half, before going down under Roger Ibanez's challenge to earn a spot kick that Franck Kessie converted in the 57th.
Frank Kessié doubles Milan's lead from the penalty spot pic.twitter.com/hMKk8INMCf— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) October 31, 2021
Milan were reduced to 10 men for the final 25 minutes after left back Theo Hernandez was shown a second yellow card, but Stephan El Shaarawy's stoppage-time strike was not enough to rescue the game for Roma.
The victory leaves Milan second, level on 31 points with leaders Napoli and 12 points ahead of fourth-placed Roma.
(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; Editing by Ken Ferris)