Milan regained the top of the Italian League by striking its guest Crotone in a quarter-clean way, thanks to a double for veteran Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who raised his goal tally to 501 during his professional career at the club level, and another for Croatian Ante Rebic, in the 21st stage of the league championship.
With this victory, Milan raised its score to 49 points in first place, two points ahead of its rivals and chasers Inter (47), while Crotone remained at the bottom of the standings with 12 points.
By registering this double, the Swedish Ibrahimovic raised the number of goals in his professional career with clubs to 501, without counting 62 goals, which he scored in 116 international appearances with the Swedish national team.
Al-Suwaidi raised his goal tally with Milan to 14 goals in 11 Serie A matches this season, of which only 3 were penalties.
And thus he is only two goals away from Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo, who also scored his 16th goal in his team’s match against Roma on Saturday.
Ibrahimovic told Sky Sports between the two halves: “This means that I have scored some goals in my career. The important thing is to continue, to help the team in the best way possible. My job is to score and create opportunities.”
Ibra previously missed the Milan squad for several weeks due to injury, and he scored 11 goals last season after returning to Milan from the Los Angeles Galaxy in the United States, where he scored 53 goals in 58 matches.
With other clubs, he appeared with Malmö of Sweden (18 goals), scored 48 goals for Ajax Amsterdam, 26 goals for Juventus, 66 goals for Inter, 22 with Barcelona, 83 for Milan, 29 for Manchester United, and 156 goals for Paris Saint-Germain.