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Milan Graced by a Double Dose of Ibrahimovic in Winning over Sassuolo
Milan Graced by a Double Dose of Ibrahimovic in Winning over Sassuolo
Milan Graced by a Double Dose of Ibrahimovic in Winning over Sassuolo
Football Milan Graced by a Double Dose of Ibrahimovic in Winning over Sassuolo

Milan Graced by a Double Dose of Ibrahimovic in Winning over Sassuolo

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has performed younger than his actual age with a two-goal display on Tuesday night.

His double whammy led Milan to a 2-1 victory over 10-man Sassuolo.

Gianluigi Donnarumma made his 200th appearance against Sassuolo in Milan tonight.

Milan benched Jeremie Boga and was without Gian Marco Ferrari and Vlad Chiriches, the main defenders.

The Rossoneri lost fellow stoppers to knocks in the first half.

Also, Andrea Conti and Alessio Romagnoli and looked to be in for a long night.

They punished Sassuolo for some poor play out the back, however, and Ibrahimovic sent a diving header from the precise cross of Hakan Calhanoglu past Andrea Consigli.

When Calhanoglu was adjudged to have handballed by the VAR, Sassuolo was able to equalize. Caputo made no mistake from the penalty spot and scored the only goal for the hosts.

Then, Calhanoglu spotted Ibrahimovic’s run for Milan. The striker defied his 38 years, rounding Andrea Consigli with aplomb, and scoring his second goal of the night.

This was quickly followed by Sassuolo going down to ten men when Mehdi Bourabia lunged for a second yellow in recklessly to Ante Rebic.

There was also activity involving Milan off-field when it emerged that Stefano Pioli will retain the reins as head coach. In other words, Ralf Rangnick would not take over next season at San Siro.

 

Sassuolo – Milan (1:2):

Goals: 0-1 Ibrahimovic 12′, 1-1 Caputo 42′, 1-2 Ibrahimovic 45′

Yellow cards: Bourabia (S), Locatelli (S); Hernandez (M)

Red card: Bourabia (S)

Sassuolo: Consigli; Muldur, Marlon, Peluso, Rogerio; Locatelli, Bourabia; Haraslin (Boga 46, Djuricic 68), Raspadori (Magnanelli 46), Berardi; Caputo

Milan: Donnarumma; Conti (Calabria 11), Kjaer, Romagnoli (Gabbia 32), Theo (Laxalt 46); Bennacer (Biglia 79), Kessie; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu (Bonaventura 79), Rebic; Ibrahimovic

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