Ibrahimovic's 500th goal as AC Milan win

AC Milan's Croatian forward Ante Rebic (2ndL) celebrates with AC Milan's Italian defender Alessio Romagnoli (L), AC Milan's Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AC Milan's Spanish forward Samuel Castillejo (R) after scoring during the Italian serie A football match AC Milan vs Crotone on February 7, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan.

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored the 500th and 501st club goals of his career against Crotone in Serie A to continue his remarkable form at the age of 39.

The Swede, who turns 40 in October, swept a shot into the top corner before tapping in a second after the break to reach a landmark that he's achieved over 22 years with nine different clubs.

The milestone came as AC Milan thumped Crotone 4-0 on Sunday, reclaiming top place on the table ahead of cross-town rivals Inter Milan.

Ibrahimovic is now two goals behind Serie A top season scorer Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, who scored his 16th in Saturday's 2-0 win against Roma.

"This means that I scored a few goals in my career," Ibrahimovic told Sky TV at half-time.

"But the important thing is to help my team-mates. My job is to score and help my team get goals."

Ibrahimovic's scored his first goal for Malmo in 1999 and he netted 18 times for the Swedish club before spells at Ajax (48 goals), Juventus (26), Inter Milan (66), Barcelona (22), AC Milan (56), Paris St Germain (156), Manchester United (29), LA Galaxy (53) and his second spell with AC Milan (27).

Ante Rebic also scored a brace for AC Milan on Sunday, with a header and a fierce deflection both coming in the space of two minutes in the second half.

In earlier mid-table action, newcomers Benevento and visiting Sampdoria drew 1-1.

And ninth-place Verona lost 2-0 against Udinese as a Marco Silvestri own goal and a late Gerard Deulofeu effort pushed the Udine hosts to 11th.


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