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Ibrahimovic takes himself off Milan penalty duty after costly miss

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The much-experienced striker admits it is time to pass on the spot-kick responsibility after a third successive miss on Sunday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic saved AC Milan’s unbeaten streak in Serie A by finding the net deep into stoppage time last time out against Hellas Verona.

The Swede rose highest to meet Brahim Diaz’s cross and nodded home at minute 90+3 to salvage a point for his side in the 2-2 stalemate at Giuseppe Meazza.

It was a redemption goal for the 39-year-old who missed a chance to level the scoreline when the referee pointed to the spot after Franck Kessie was upended in the box in the 66th-minute.

Ibrahimovic has now failed to covert each of his last three penalties and has scored only twice from his previous six attempts from inside the 18-yard box.

“We had so many chances, I missed a penalty and I think I’m leaving the next one to Kessie! That would be better,” he told Sky Sport Italia after the full-time whistle.

“I am angry, obviously, because a draw today is not good enough. We conceded two goals, got two back, we go forward and the important thing is not to lose our confidence.

“Considering the way the table is now, we want to win every game.”

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