Rome, March 19 (BNA): Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the oldest goalscorer in Serie A history at the age of 41, but he didn’t have much to celebrate after Milan lost 3-1 at Udinese.
The result extended Milan’s winless streak to three matches in the Italian League.
Roberto Pereira, Beto and Kingsley Ihesibo scored goals for Udinese, the Associated Press reports.
Defending champion Milan was defeated by Fiorentina and tied with Salernitana in his previous two matches in Serie A, while advancing to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Tottenham.
The loss left Milan fourth and in danger of losing their grip on last place in the Champions League, while Udinese moved up to eighth.
Pereira put Udinese ahead after Lazar Samargic intercepted a bad pass from Milan’s Ismail Bennacer.
Ibrahimovic equalized momentarily with a penalty kick that was recalculated after he saved his first attempt.
At 41 years and 166 days, Ibrahimović broke the previous record for oldest goalscorer held by Alessandro Costacurta, who was 41 years and 25 days old when he scored in 2007 – also for Milan from the penalty spot against Udinese.
Having recently returned from knee surgery, Ibrahimovic started for the first time since January last year.
Beto soon restored Udinese’s advantage from close range in a fierce finish to the first half, and Ezebo shut it down midway through the second half.
Bologna drew 2-2 at Stadio Salernitana and Monza and Cremonese drew 1-1.