Ibrahimovic Scores Stunning Goal As Milan Extend Unbeaten Run

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports

AC Milan extended their unbeaten streak as Ibrahimovic scored an acrobatic late winner to seal a win over lowly Udinese.

The 39-year-old has scored seven goals in four league games having missed the other two after contracting Covid-19.

"Mine was a beautiful goal but the victory of the team counts more," said Ibrahimovic.

The Swedish star set up Franck Kessie for the opener after 18 minutes before Rodrigo de Paul pulled Udinese level three minutes after the break from the penalty spot, beating Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma on his return from coronavirus.

But Ibrahimovic snatched the three points seven minutes from time, with a stunning bicycle kick past goalkeeper Juan Musso.

Ibrahimovic has now scored in six consecutive Serie A games, to match a record he achieved with Milan in 2012.

In Naples, a Manuel Locatelli penalty just before the hour mark and a late Maxime Lopez goal gave Sassuolo a first win over Napoli in five years.

"We could have done more. We were lacklustre and frantic," said coach Gennaro Gattuso as fifth-placed Napoli missed the chance to move second.

Roma are seventh after a 2-0 win at home against Fiorentina with Leonardo Spinazzola and Pedro Rodriguez scoring in either half.

City rivals Lazio fought back to beat struggling Torino 4-3 despite trailing four minutes into injury time in Turin.

Lazio were 3-2 down before Ciro Immobile, returning from a Covid scare, converted a penalty, with Felipe Caicedo tapping in the winner three minutes later to floor Torino who sit second bottom and are without a win this season. (AFP)