Zlatan Ibrahimovic once again claimed the lead role at AC Milan on Wednesday. The Swedish star player, with two goals and an assist, played a large part in the big win at Sampdoria: 1-4.
Ibrahimovic quickly opened the score with a header, shortly after half-time enabled Hakan Çalhanoglu with the head to make it 0-2 and make the 0-3 not much later. In the final phase, Kristoffer Askildsen (1-3 with a nice long shot) and Rafael Leao (1-4 with a nice curled shot) also scored.
The 38-year-old, who has an expiring contract and does not yet know where he will play next season, is the first player to score at least fifty times in Serie A for both Milan and Internazionale. For Milan, the counter is at 51 and at Inter he came out at 57.
Furthermore, Ibrahimovic, who is in his second period with Milan after an employment between 2010 and 2012, is now the fifth player who has been accurate for Milan 50 times in the Serie A. Andriy Shevchenko (117), Kaká (77) this century, Filippo Inzaghi (73) and Alexandre Pato (51) preceded him.
Milan remains in fifth place
Due to the victory over Sampdoria, Milan still has a chance of fifth place that entitles to a ticket for the group stage of the Europa League. The ‘Rossoneri’ are now sixth (preliminary round Europa League) with a point less than number five AS Roma, which will play for Torino later on Wednesday.
Lazio continues to compete for second place. The Romans won 2-0 to Brescia through goals from Joaquín Correa and Ciro Immobile (35th league goal of the season) and have number four as many points as number three Atalanta and one less than number two Inter.
Lecce took the last glimmer of hope for body preservation thanks to a handsome 1-2 victory over Udinese. The number eighteen is still one point behind the safe seventeenth place of Genoa, which lost 5-0 to Sassuolo. Furthermore, Hellas Verona was 3-0 too strong for SPAL 2013.
View the results, the program and the score in Serie A.