Serie A

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Player Rating and performance versus Cagliari

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now scored in every year since 1999 after notching a Serie A double against Cagliari on Monday.

 
10:38pm on Monday 18th January 2021
By
Robin Bairner

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is unstoppable - and so too are his Milan side as they eased to a 2-0 win over Cagliari courtesy of an inspired display from the Swede.

By scoring both goals, Ibrahimovic has now netted in every year since 1999 - an incredible record.

Cagliari 0-2 Milan: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

It should have come as little surprise to the Sardinians, though. In each of their six previous matches against Ibrahimovic, the big attacker has found the net.

📷 Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Match Snapshot

⏱️ 7' Just seven minutes into the match, Ibrahimovic was on the scoresheet. Chasing a long ball into the box, he is clumsily fouled by Babis Lykogiannis. From the penalty spot, Ibrahimovic went left as the keeper went the other way. 1-0.

⏱️ 54' Ibrahimovic beats the offside trap to reach a long diagonal and shows strength to fend off a defender. He dispatches a shot across the goalkeeper and into the corner.

〽️ Zlatan: Rating Week-on-Week

✔️ IMPROVEMENT

Ibrahimovic had been on the sidelines for six weeks and was making his first league start since scoring a double against Napoli in November.

He scored a 9 FC Rating in that match and got a 8.5 FC Rating in this encounter. For a player sidelined for so long, this was an incredible display.

🗝️ Key Stats

Zlatan match stats

StatisticValueNotes
FC Rating8.7FC Man of the Match
Mins Played90
Shots5Rank #1
On Target3Rank #1
Goals2Rank #1
Touches In Box9Rank #1
Duels won11Rank #1
Headers won7Rank #1

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: What Next?

Milan have moved three points clear at the top of the table and the aim will clearly be to stay there.

The Rossoneri are set to be depleted when they play Atalanta next weekend, and Ibrahimovic will have to be at his best in that clash to keep their fine run going.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Player Statistics, Career Stats and Position

Cagliari 0-2 Milan: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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