Ibrahimovic Makes Serie A History During Loss To Udinese

Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Galaxy in 2018.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic with Galaxy in 2018. Photo by Michael Janosz/ISI/REX/Shutterstock (9697916ac)

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made history during his team’s 3-1 loss to Udinese on Saturday by becoming the oldest goalscorer in Serie A history at 41 years and 166 days. He surpassed the previous record set by Alessandro Costacurta in 2007 by 141 days.

Udinese was eager to use their home-ground advantage to gain the edge over Milan, playing an aggressive, fast-flowing form of attacking football that resulted in Roberto Pereyra grabbing the opening goal in the ninth minute.

In first-half stoppage time, Milan got the opportunity to pull themselves back into the game when they were awarded a penalty following a handball inside the box. While Ibrahimovic missed the initial spot kick, the penalty was ordered to be retaken due to encroachment, with Ibrahimovic scoring the second time around.

Milan’s celebrations were short-lived, however, as Udinese restored their lead two minutes later when Beto scored six minutes into stoppage time. With both sides struggling to find the back of the net in the second half, it was ultimately Udinese who scored again in the 70th minute when an unmarked Kingsley Ehizibue tapped in a goal from close range.

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