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Inter 1-2 AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice for leaders

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored five goals in all competitions this season

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in three minutes as in-form AC Milan beat rivals Inter to maintain their winning start to the Serie A season.

The 39-year-old tapped in to open the scoring after Samir Handanovic saved his penalty and made it two moments later from Rafael Leao's smart cross.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for Inter before the half-hour mark and was denied a penalty in the second half.

AC Milan held on to make it four wins from four and stay top of the table.

Some 1,000 fans were allowed inside the San Siro as Ibrahimovic made his return to the AC Milan side after a period of isolation following his positive Covid-19 test.

The former Sweden forward immediately picked up where he left off in September, taking his tally to four goals in two Serie A games.

He won a penalty after 13 minutes and was alert to finish on the rebound after Handanovic saved his first attempt, steering in a second soon after.

Inter forward Lukaku then turned home Ivan Perisic's low delivery and almost levelled before the break when his header dropped narrowly wide from a corner.

The Belgian also saw a penalty decision overruled by the video assistant referee after he was seemingly brought down by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Lukaku's first-half strike was the first goal AC Milan have conceded in the league this season and they continue to be Italy's form team, despite not having won a major trophy since 2011.

Stefano Pioli's side are now unbeaten in 20 games in all competitions, having finished last season with nine wins and three draws in their final 12 matches.

Line-ups

Inter Milan

  • 1Handanovic
  • 33D'Ambrosio
  • 6de Vrij
  • 11Kolarov
  • 77BrozovicBooked at 64minsSubstituted forEriksenat 67'minutes
  • 2HakimiBooked at 83mins
  • 22VidalBooked at 69minsSubstituted forSánchezat 84'minutes
  • 23Barella
  • 14Perisic
  • 9Lukaku
  • 10Martínez

Substitutes

  • 7Sánchez
  • 13Ranocchia
  • 24Eriksen
  • 27Padelli
  • 35Stankovic
  • 36Darmian
  • 42Moretti
  • 46Vezzoni
  • 47Squizzato
  • 49Satriano
  • 99Pinamonti

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 2Calabria
  • 24KjaerBooked at 22mins
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 19Hernández
  • 4Bennacer
  • 79KessiéBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTonaliat 87'minutes
  • 56SaelemaekersSubstituted forCastillejo Azuagaat 63'minutes
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 17da Conceição LeãoSubstituted forKrunicat 62'minutes
  • 11IbrahimovicBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 1Tatarusanu
  • 5Dalot
  • 7Castillejo Azuaga
  • 8Tonali
  • 14Conti
  • 15Hauge
  • 20Kalulu Kyatengwa
  • 21Díaz
  • 27Maldini
  • 29Colombo
  • 33Krunic
  • 90Donnarumma
Referee:
Maurizio Mariani

Match Stats

Home TeamInter MilanAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Inter Milan 1, Milan 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Inter Milan 1, Milan 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lautaro Martínez.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Inter Milan).

  5. Post update

    Hakan Calhanoglu (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lautaro Martínez with a through ball.

  7. Post update

    Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Theo Hernández (Milan).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Alexis Sánchez with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan).

  12. Post update

    Samu Castillejo (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Milan. Sandro Tonali replaces Franck Kessié because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Samu Castillejo (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic following a set piece situation.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Inter Milan. Alexis Sánchez replaces Arturo Vidal.

  16. Booking

    Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Achraf Hakimi (Inter Milan).

  18. Post update

    Theo Hernández (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Stefan de Vrij.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Stefan de Vrij.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 17th October 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan440091812
2Atalanta430114959
3Napoli430112488
4Juventus42209368
5Sassuolo32109367
6Inter Milan421111837
7Hellas Verona32014136
8Benevento320167-16
9Sampdoria42027706
10Roma311135-24
11Lazio411248-44
12Genoa210147-33
13Bologna31024403
14Fiorentina310256-13
15Spezia310237-43
16Parma310226-43
17Cagliari301238-51
18Crotone4013311-81
19Torino200225-30
20Udinese300304-40
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