Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice earlier than choosing up an harm as Serie A leaders AC Milan beat 10-man Napoli 3-1 on Sunday to report their first league win in Naples for greater than 10 years.
The 39-year-old powered a bullet header into the underside nook within the first half earlier than bundling in his second of the evening after the break to take his league-high tally to 10 targets in six video games this season.
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Dries Mertens pulled one again for the house aspect to offer them hope, however a careless problem by Tiemoue Bakayoko earned the Napoli midfielder a second yellow card with 25 minutes left on the clock and Jens Petter Hauge ultimately notched Milan’s third in stoppage time.
Ibrahimovic was compelled off with a muscle drawback with 11 minutes remaining, and the Swede was pictured sitting on the bench with an ice pack strapped to the again of his left leg.
Milan assistant coach Daniele Bonera, who stepped in for head coach Stefano Pioli after he examined optimistic for COVID-19, was unable to shed any gentle concerning the severity of the harm.
“I haven’t got a lot data, he had ice on his thigh and we’ll see within the subsequent few days what the exams say. He is not somebody who normally comes off the pitch,” Bonera advised Sky Sport.
Jurgen Klinsmann reacts to Milan’s 3-1 win at Napoli, which sends the Rossoneri again to the highest of Serie A.
The outcome means unbeaten Milan retain prime spot on 20 factors, two away from Sassuolo in second and 6 forward of sixth-placed Napoli.
It additionally ended an 11-match winless league run for the Rossoneri on this fixture and marked solely their second Serie A victory away to Napoli within the twenty first century, the opposite a 2-1 win in October 2010 during which Ibrahimovic additionally scored throughout his first spell on the membership.
Milan’s unbeaten run of league kind is now 20 video games lengthy and stretches again to March, however Bonera refused to be drawn on the potential for clinching the membership’s first Serie A title since 2011 this season.
“We wish to keep excessive up the desk however after eight rounds it is too quickly to get carried away,” he mentioned.
“There are groups which have invested greater than us and that had been constructed to win the league. We weren’t constructed to win immediately, however we’re rising sport after sport.”