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Ibrahimovic scripts history in Milan’s fightback against Fiorentina

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It took the Swedish striker only nine minutes to get on the scoresheet on his return to action after a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was on target as AC Milan sealed a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Fiorentina in Serie A on Sunday.

Ibrahimovic beat the offside trap to get onto Simon Kjaer’s lobbed through ball and found the far bottom corner to hand Milan the lead inside the first ten minutes.

The strike saw the Sweden international take his incredible tally up to 15 goals in as many appearances in this league campaign.

It also saw him script history as Ibrahimovic, at 39 years and 169 days, is now the oldest player to hit the 15-goal mark in a Serie A season.

“No, let’s not talk about my age! I feel like Benjamin Button, the more time goes on, the more I feel young,” he told Sky Sport Italia after the match.

Ibra added on the result: “After a defeat and going out of the Europa League, now we have the Scudetto to fight for. A comeback like this was very important.

“We had spirit, mentality, we were 2-1 down, but we wanted to win at all costs. We showed the character of this team and we must continue like this.”

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