Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as Serie A leaders AC Milan ease past Cagliari to keep up title carg
Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his first start after sustaining a thigh injury in November with both goals in AC Milan's win over Cagliari in Sardinia. Milan had Alexis Saelemaekers sent off 16 minutes from time but held on to their lead to win their second straight Serie A game and move three points ahead of Inter at the top of the table.
AC Milan's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring his second goal during the Italian Serie A football match Cagliari vs AC Milan on January 18, 2021 at the Sardegna Arena in Cagliari
AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice on his first Serie A start since returning from injury, helping his side to a 2-0 win at Cagliari on Monday as the league leaders moved three points clear at the top of the standings.
Ibrahimovic picked up a thigh injury in Milan's win at Napoli on November 22 that kept him out of action until last weekend when he returned as a substitute against Torino, but the evergreen Swede was fit enough to start in Sardinia.
He wasted no time in getting back among the goals, winning and converting a seventh-minute penalty, before adding a well-taken second seven minutes into the second half, taking his Serie A goal tally to 12 for the season, from just seven starts.