Serie A

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Player Rating and Performance v Bologna

In the final game of the first round of Serie A fixtures in the 2020/21 campaign, the veteran striker shone for Milan

 
10:08pm on Monday 21st September 2020
By
Martin Macdonald

Milan started their 2020/21 campaign with a 2-0 home victory against Bologna at San Siro on Monday evening.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will turn 39-years-old next month, was the main man again for the Rossoneri, scoring two goals.

📷 Ibrahimovic: Match Snapshot

Right from the opening whistle, the big Swede looked sharp and hungry.

Eleven minutes in he came close to opening his account for the season with a wonderful turn and strike inside the penalty area which looked destined for the bottom corner. Unfortuntely for the hosts, Takehiro Tomiyasu intervened to deflect it round the post.

⏱️ 35' Ten minutes before the break, he would eventually claim a deserved goal, latching on to a teasing Theo Hernandez cross to divert a commanding header into the bottom right corner.

⏱️ 51' Six minutes after half-time, he doubled his tally with an emphatically taken penalty into the top right corner.

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Ibrahimovic enjoyed 51 touches in the game, 10 of which came inside the opposition box. In the entire first round of Serie A fixtures, only Cristiano Ronaldo had more touches inside the box than him with 14.

He also completed 26/32 attempted passes, and won 4/7 of his duels.

〽️ Ibrahimovic: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

In his last game in Serie A he recorded a 8.2 FC Rating, with the two goals versus Bologna boosting him to a 8.5 FC Rating.

🗝️ Key Stats

Ibrahimovic match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.5FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Touches51
Passes26
Shots7Rank #1
Shots On Target4Rank #1
Goals2
Touches In Box10Rank #1

Ibrahimovic: What Next?

Zlatan turns 39 in a couple of weeks, but is certainly not showing his age with performances like this. Even in his advancing years, he is still proving to be Milan's main man up top.

This Thursday, the Rossoneri take on Bodo/Glimt in a Europa League qualifier.

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