Veteran Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reached the 500-goals mark at for career club goals after smashing a brace earlier today for AC Milan against bottom side Crotone as they held on to the top spot in Serie A, with 4-0 win.
Milan moved two points cleared off their fierce city rivals Inter Milan who also defeated Fiorentina 2 nil on Friday night, while Cristiano Ronaldo had led the Serie A defending champions Juventus to a 2-0 win over Roma on Saturday February 6.
The 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first goal of the game within the first half an hour at the San Siro after a quick clean combination with Rafael Leao for his 500th club strike.
The Swede who quickly doubled his tally in the game at the 64th minute mark, bring his career goals to 501 from a cross by Theo Hernandez also bring his total goal amount goals to 83.
Ante Rebic turned it into a comprehensive win with a quick-fire brace of his own past Crotone goalkeeper Alex Cordaz.
The Croatian headed in a Hakan Calhanoglu corner in the 69th minute and then seconds later turned in a rebound after Cordaz kept out an Ibrahimovic strike.
But Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the star of the match, showing his incredible form 22 years after making his professional debut for Swedish club Malmo in 1999.
“It means that I have scored a few goals in my career,” said the Swede who was substituted off with 15 minutes to go.
“The important thing is to continue to help the team in the best possible way. My job is to score and create situations to score.”
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reached the landmark in 825 games, having played for three Serie A sides, Juventus, Inter and Milan, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United, Barcelona, Ajax and Los Angeles Galaxy.
He has now scored 396 league goals, 57 in European competitions and 48 in cup games.
The former Sweden striker returned to Milan in January 2020 and has scored 27 goals in 37 appearances since.
He has scored 14 league goals in 11 games this season, two short of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
He also scored 62 times in 116 international appearances for Sweden.
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