Zlatan Ibrahimović’s return lifts AC Milan yet again

Milan, March 2 (U.S.): The return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has changed Milan’s form yet again, according to the Associated Press.

When Ibrahimovic returned to Milan at the start of 2020, he created a turnaround that saw the club finish second in his first full season, and then ended their 11-year wait for a league title the following year.

This time, his return from injury revived Milan. Ibrahimovic made his debut of the season in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Atalanta and at 41 years, 146 days he became Milan’s oldest player in Serie A, beating the mark set by Alessandro Costacurta at 41 years and 25 days.

It was the fourth consecutive victory for Milan in all competitions, and raised the team to second place next to Inter Milan.

That run began with a win against Torino on February 10, ending a streak of seven matches without a victory. Ibrahimović’s first match in the team, after knee surgery in May, was that match against Torino, although he did not play.

Milan visit Fiorentina on Saturday in a bid to continue their push into the top four in Serie A in a tight battle for next season’s Champions League places.

The team will visit Tottenham in the round of 16 of the tournament this season, on Wednesday, to protect a slim 1-0 advantage from the first leg.

The Champions League winner’s medal is one of the few missing items from Ibrahimovic’s long list of trophies. The Swedish striker was left out of Milan’s squad for the tournament this year, but he may have several other chances to win the title.

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