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Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Player Rating and Performance v Juventus

The 38-year-old was on form for Milan as the Rossoneri came back from two goals down to win at San Siro

1:29pm on Wednesday 8th July 2020
Martin Macdonald

Milan stopped Juventus from taking a massive step towards the Scudetto on Tuesday as they came back from two goals down to defeat the Serie A leaders 4-2, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic rolling back the years with a goal and an assist.

Within the first 10 minutes of the second half, strikes from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo put Juve firmly in control of proceedings, only for Milan to rally in the last half-hour to claim the surprise win.

What was Ibrahimovic's overall display like?

📷 Match Snapshot

At 38-years-old, the big Swede's movement certainly isn't what it used to be, and as such he mainly kept to his business in and around the final third and penalty area, attempting to introduce others into the game with his hold up play.

Indeed, he completed 17 out of 20 attempted passes to team-mates on the night and had 32 touches, with five of them coming inside the Juve box.

⚽ ⏱️ 62' After Leonardo Bonucci was penalised for handball, Ibrahimovic stepped up to confidently dispatch the spotkick into the bottom left corner for his fifth goal in nine starts since returning to Milan in December.

A ⏱️ 66' Just four minutes later, he would again contribute to Milan getting back on level terms, this time cleverly flicking the ball into the path of Franck Kessie with his back to goal, allowing the Ivorian to dribble through and score.

Milan 4-2 Juventus: Full Player Ratings and Statistics

Just a minute later, he was substituted as the visitors freshened the legs up top.

If not for Wojciech Szczesny he would have got at least one more goal, too, as he sent three shots on goal overall with all three hitting the target.

His contribution to the Milan comeback earned him a 8.0 FC Rating.

〽️ Rating Week-on-Week


Ibrahimovic has been key in the last two matches for Milan as in their last game, a win against Lazio, he again recorded a goal and assist, on that occasion for a 7.3 FC Rating.

However, his general build up play was better against Juve, boosting him up to a 8.0 FC Rating for the game against his former club.

🗝️ Key Stats

Ibrahimovic match stats

FC Rating8.0
Mins Played67
Touches In Box5
On Target3

What Next?

Milan have won four out of the last five games in Serie A to put themselves in contention for Europa League qualification for next season. They currently sit fifth, but are some distance away from Atalanta in fourth, while Napoli and Roma in behind them currently have a game in hand.

With his recent performances, it seems like a no brainer than the club will exercise the option in Ibrahimovic's contract for a further year into the 2020/21 season, even if he will be 39 in October shortly after the season commences.

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