Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a new record under his cleats. The Swedish striker of AC Milan became Saturday, at 41 years and 166 days, the oldest scorer in the history of Serie A thanks to a goal against Udinese, on the 27th day.
Starting for the first time since his left knee surgery last May, he struck a penalty kick in the 4th minute of extra time of the first half. After missing his first attempt, the striker benefited from the leniency of the referee who felt that Beto had entered the box before the strike and gave the penalty to be withdrawn. "Ibra" did not spoil this new offering.
A layer of the 2007 record
The Swede, who wore the armband, erases from the shelves the previous record of former Italian defender Alessandro Costacurta. Coincidence of history: the latter had scored a penalty in May 2007, also with the rossonero shirt and also against Udinese, at the age of 41 years and 25 days.
Operated at the end of May, just after the Milan scudetto, Ibrahimovic, who has recently been recalled to the selection, began his season on February 26 against Atalanta Bergamo (2-0) by entering the game for the last quarter of an hour. He then came off the bench twice more until this first start, taking advantage of the absence of Olivier Giroud, suspended.
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