A Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic double gave Milan a solid 2-0 win on Monday at Cagliari, who have not been victorious for eleven games, and returned him to the solo lead in Italian Serie A after reaching 43 points, scoring a three-point lead over his pursuer and neighbor; Inter de Milan.
With an eleven full of absences, without the French Theo Hernández and the Turkish Hakan Calhanoglu, both positive for COVID-19, nor the Portuguese Rafael Leao, sanctioned, Milan decisively resolved the visit to the Sardinia Arena.
He got his triumph back on track after just seven minutes, when Ibrahimovic was knocked down in the area after receiving an assist from Spaniard Brahim Díaz. Was the Swede himself in charge of transforming the penalty from 1-0.
After a shot to the post by Davide Calabria in the first half, Milan sentenced the match again at the hands of Ibrahimovic in 52, after a VAR control, as the flagger had initially marked offside. The Swede reaches 12 league goals, tied for second with Lukaku and Immobile of Inter and Lazio, respectively.
Yes, the ‘rossoneri’ were outnumbered in ’74 due to a naive double warning Belgian Alexis Saelemaekers, who had jumped onto the field just eight minutes earlier.
It was an important triumph for the men of Pioli, who had been momentarily overtaken by Inter after Inter’s victory against Juventus. On the next day, Milan will have a difficult match against Atalanta while Inter will visit Udinese.
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