DSwedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the oldest scorer in Italy’s Serie A. Ibrahimovic converted a penalty in stoppage time in the first half of Milan’s visit to Udinese to make it 1-1, replacing Alessandro Costacurta at 41 years and 166 days old. Costacurta also scored for Milan in May 2007 at the age of 41 years and 25 days.
“Ibra is a fashion that never goes away,” said Gazzetta dello Sport of the Swede, who wore the AC Milan jersey for the 163rd time. “Zlatan, a bitter record! Ibrahimovic returned to the first team after 14 months, and also became the oldest captain in the history of Milan, writes Corriere dello Sport. “Ibra is inspiring with his penalty but his goal is not enough to keep Milan afloat,” Tuttosport said. Udinese ended up winning the game 3-1.
“Milan is devastating, Ibra alone is not enough to save the Rossoneri,” wrote Gazzetta. “It’s unhealthy to use someone over 40 as a regular player,” the newspaper criticized.
Ibrahimovic only returned at the end of February after a nine-month hiatus due to a knee injury. The veteran star was also called up by national coach Janne Andersson to start the European Championship qualifiers against Belgium and Azerbaijan on 24 and 27 March.
Source: Frantfurter Allgemeine
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