Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to defy his doubters, and he did so yet again on Monday night with a match-winning brace against Bologna.
As Tuesday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) notes, the 38-year-old has rolled back the years to start the new season, having scored three goals in five days when including the Europa League win over Shamrock Rovers.
The paper describes Ibrahimovic as a champion capable of making a difference at any point. After the goal in Dublin to open his account for the season, the Swede netted with a trademark header and a trademark penalty to dwon Bologna.
Zlatan is not only the totem who dispenses advice to the youngest players, but he is also and above all the centre-forward who shifts the technical balance. In 72 hours Milan will be back on the pitch at San Siro against Bodo/Glimt, and Ibrahimovic be back in his place, also because there is no deputy in the squad aside from the inexperienced Colombo.
Yesterday he scored goals number 69 and 70 in the Rossoneri shirt in 107 appearances (average of 0.65 goals per game). It is also a brace that sees him move top of the scoring charts in Serie A for the time being, something which hasn’t happened for 3054 days.