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Lukaku tells Ibrahimovic to ‘bow down’ after Inter Milan win Serie A title
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Lukaku tells Ibrahimovic to ‘bow down’ after Inter Milan win Serie A title

  Romelu Lukaku has taken a dig at Zlatan Ibrahimovic, after Inter Milan were crowned Serie A champions on Sunday. Inter were confirmed champions with four games left, after Atalanta and Sassuolo played out a 1-1 draw. Antonio Conte’s side overhauled Ibrahimovic’s AC Milan earlier this season, before going 13 points clear. Lukaku and the Swedish striker, who were former Manchester United team-mates, clashed in the Coppa Italia quarter-final back in February, trading insults and confronting each other before both men received one-match bans. Inter won that game 2-1 and Lukaku believes he’s had the last laugh over Ibrahimovic. Lukaku wrote on Twitter: “The real god has crowned the king!” “Now bow down. King of Milano,” the striker added, with a winking face and ...
Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban
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Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban

  UEFA have opened an investigation into Zlatan Ibrahimovic over “alleged financial interest in a betting company”. Ibrahimovic recently signed a one-year extension with AC Milan, after scoring 15 times in 17 league matches this season. It means the Big Swede could play into his 40s. However, his career has been plunged into doubt, with news he is facing a UEFA probe, with the governing body appointing an official to investigate a potential breach of their Disciplinary Regulations. An official UEFA statement read: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations by M...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Sign new one-year Contract with AC Milan Worth Around €6m

Sweden and AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with AC Milan. The contract, worth around €6 million (£5m/$7m) a year plus €1m in additional bonuses, is due to be announced by the club according to reports. Ibrahimovic, 39, joined Milan in December 2019 on a free transfer and has been one of their best performers helping them fight for the league title this season. Milan have already teased the announcement on social media writing on Twitter: "What'Z happening?" and an hour-glass emoji. Ibrahimovic has scored 15 goals in just 17 Serie A games this season . Speaking back in March, Ibrahimovic stated he will like to remain at the club. He told Rai Play: "Let’s see [about a renewal]. "If [Milan technical director] Pao...
Red Star Belgrade Punished for Racial abuse Aimed at  Ibrahimović
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Red Star Belgrade Punished for Racial abuse Aimed at Ibrahimović

Serbian football club, Red Star Belgrade have been punished by UEFA for racial abuse aimed toward Zlatan Ibrahimovi? when they hosted AC Milan in a Europa League game. Ibrahimovi? was sitting in the stands as a substitute for his Italian team during a Europa League round-of-32 game in Belgrade in February. A group of fans were heard shouting ethnically offensive slurs at a largely empty Rajko Mitic Stadium: "You pus*, stinky balija, I fu* you in your mouth" to Milan and Sweden striker, who has Bosnian roots. Ibrahimovic was born in Sweden to parents from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. UEFA said its disciplinary committee found charges proven of racist behaviour and “provocative, offensive chanting” and have ordered the club to play a home game in European competition behind c...
Marina Granovskaia Makes First Move to Secure Key Summer Signing for Chelsea
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Marina Granovskaia Makes First Move to Secure Key Summer Signing for Chelsea

Chelsea Director, Marina Granovskaia, has already made the first move in order to seal Erling Haaland transfer from Borussia Dortmund this summer, according to The Athletic. Granovskaia is working on smoothening the relationship between Chelsea and Mino Raiola, the agent of Haaland, in a bid to land the striker this summer transfer window. Raiola has developed the prestige of being too hard to work with during transfer negotiations. However, his clients boast of some of the biggest players in football, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba, as well as Haaland. Tensions have been there between Raiola and Chelsea since the Stamford Bridge club was left enraged by the agent’s actions after they were beaten to the signature of Lukaku in 2017. Granovskaia wil...
Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Fines For Spat Go To Charity
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Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Fines For Spat Go To Charity

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku’s fines for squaring off in a row during an Italian Cup match will be donated to charity, their rival Milan clubs said on Thursday. AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic went head-to-head with his Inter Milan counterpart during the Cup quarter-final in the San Siro on January 26. The former Manchester United teammates traded insults and were both charged with unsportsmanlike conduct. In a joint statement, the clubs said the incident was “not in keeping with the shared principles of sporting fair play” and pledged the sum which has yet to be decided in a plea deal with the Italian Football Federation would go to charity. The heated altercation began at the half-time whistle in the San Siro. Ibrahimovic taunted Lukaku and infuriated the Belgian by...
What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona
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What Messi Worriedly’ told Guardiola About Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Presence at Barcelona

  It has been revealed that Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi was so worried about losing his spot when Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined the club in 2008/09. Messi, according to the report, had to message manager Pep Guardiola about his position. Guardiola, then Barca manager, signed Ibrahimovic from Inter, with Cameroon legend, Samuel Eto’o moving in the opposite direction. However, Ibrahimovic lasted just one season in Catalunya before moving back to Italy to join AC Milan. The Swede’s arrival at Camp Nou worried Messi, who complained to the manager that his spot for Barca was no longer secure. A book, ‘The Messi Mystery’ written by Sebastian Fest and Alex Juillard, explains that the arrival of Ibrahimovic forced Messi into messaging manager Guardiola. According to...
Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club
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Atletito Madrid player, Luis Suarez joins Messi and Ronaldo in 500-goal club

Atletico Madrid and Uruguay striker, Luis Suarez, is now among the 500 goal club after scoring in a crucial La Liga victory against Alaves on Sunday night, March 21. Luis Suarez netted the goal in the 54th minute of Atletico Madrid's clash with Alaves as he headed home a cross from Kieran Trippier to give the La Liga's leaders the lead. The goal was Suarez's 19th league goal of the season, with only Lionel Messi having more in La Liga this season, with 21. Suarez is now the first Uruguayan player to ever reach the 500 goal landmark. At Barcelona he scored 198, at Ajax he netted 111 goals while he scored 82 times during his stay at Liverpool. For his country, Suarez has scored 63 times, while he scored 15 for his old clubs Groningen and 12 for Nacional. Suarez is only ...
AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals
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AC Milan 0-1 Manchester United (Agg 1-2) : Paul Pogba to the Rescue as United cruise to Europa League Quarterfinals

Paul Pogba's second half cameo was all Manchester United needed to secure a quarter final berth at the expense of a dogged Milan side intent on frustrating Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's team. Milan got a vital away goal in last week's first leg at Old Trafford and with the availability of star man Zlatan Ibrahimovic many expected them to disturb United's party on Thursday night, March 18. Paul Pogba came off the bench in the second half to score the decisive goal, picking his spot from a tight angle in the left inside channel to give United a 0-1 win and secure a 2-1 aggregate triumph in the tie. Zlatan Ibrahimovic had Milan's best opportunity, but Dean Henderson was on point to deny the veteran forward. United despite facing pressure, comfortably held out at the end t...
Ibrahimovic Ends five-year international retirement
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Ibrahimovic Ends five-year international retirement

  Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come out of his five-year international retirement and will play for Sweden again this month. The 39-year-old who is his country’s record goalscorer, has been named in his latest squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Kosovo. Ibrahimovic netted 62 times in 116 matches for Sweden before retiring after their group stage exit at Euro 2016. The AC Milan striker had offered hints of coming out of retirement recently, as a meeting with coach Janne Andersson suggested he was willing to return. Andersson said: “When Zlatan opened up for games in the national team, it felt natural and important to meet and discuss this as soon as possible. “I am glad that we managed to get a meeting so quickly.”
Thiago Silva Names Toughest Players he ever Faced
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Thiago Silva Names Toughest Players he ever Faced

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has named the toughest opponents he has ever faced in his career. According to Silva, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe, Didier Drogba, Roberto Firmino, Romario, Adriano, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the ten strongest footballers he has played against. The 36-year-old, who has also played for Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan, said this on Thursday ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Leeds United on Saturday. “The ten strongest and most difficult players that I had the chance to play against are Di Maria, because of his technical quality and his incredible left foot,” Silva told Chelsea’s official website. “Kylian Mbappe, because of his speed and as well as his technical quality. “Didier Drogba, be...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sings At Italian Music Festival, Arrives On Motorbike (Video)
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Sings At Italian Music Festival, Arrives On Motorbike (Video)

AC Milan Striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed his music skills by singing at the Sanremo Italian music festival. When Zlatan arrived, he performed an amazing duet with Bologna Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic. He took part in the singing of Italian music classic 'La Vagabondo' and looked a bit shy on stage. Zlatan arrived at the festival on a motorbike after being stuck on the road for over three hours. The Striker convinced an AC Milan fan to take him to the festival at Sanremo. https://youtu.be/zoludRJN6Wg  
Ibrahimovic Invites Lukaku to Sanremo after Milan Derby Fight
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Ibrahimovic Invites Lukaku to Sanremo after Milan Derby Fight

  AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has put his differences with Romelu Lukaku aside following their angry outburst in the Derby and invited him to the upcoming Sanremo music festival. The former Manchester United team-mates squared up to each other during the Coppa Italia quarter-final in January, which Inter won 2-1. Ibrahimovic was later sent off during the game after receiving two yellow cards. But the veteran Swedish striker has now invited Lukaku to the upcoming Sanremo music festival, where he is billed to perform. Ibrahimovic told reporters: “If Lukaku came to Sanremo I would welcome him. “There is no personal problem. What you do on the pitch stays on the pitch. If you want to come, you are welcome.”
Stick to Sports – Ibrahimovic Hits Out at LeBron James Again
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Stick to Sports – Ibrahimovic Hits Out at LeBron James Again

  AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has insisted that athletes should “stick to sports”. Ibrahimovic was addressing comments aimed at Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. Speaking in a news conference Tuesday ahead of the start of the Italian music festival Sanremo, he said: “Athletes unite the world, politics divide it. “Our role is to unite the world by doing what we do best. Athletes should be athletes and politicians should do politics.” Last week, Ibrahimovic had told LeBron to stay away from politics. The comments prompted a response from James, who said he speaks “from a very educated mind, so I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at, because I do my homework.”
Europa League: Ibrahimovic Denied Chance to Face Man Utd
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Europa League: Ibrahimovic Denied Chance to Face Man Utd

  AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, will sit out their Europa League round-of-16 clash with Manchester United, ESPN reports. Ibrahimovic was substituted during Milan’s 2-1 victory over AS Roma on Sunday, having picked up an abductor muscle injury. Thw Swede will be assessed in 10 days’ time in order to determine the full period required on the sidelines. Aand that will be March 11, the same day Milan play United. Ibrahimovic’s absence comes as he is due to host the annual San Remo music festival, which take places from March 2-6. His commitments were however not due to keep him out of the matches against Udinese (March 3) and Hellas Verona (March 7). However, this injury will keep him out of both matches.
“More Than An Athlete” – LeBron James Hits Back At Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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“More Than An Athlete” – LeBron James Hits Back At Zlatan Ibrahimovic

LeBron James has now responded with a clear message to Zlatan Ibrahimovic's criticism of his political activities. Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticised LeBron James and other politically involved athletes on Thursday in his interview with Discovery Plus. Ibrahimovic said: 'it is a mistake for James and other athletes to get involved in political causes, just do what you do best, because it doesn't look good.' James responded forcefully to Ibrahimovic's comments in his post match press conference after the LA Lakers' 102-93 win against the Portland Trail Blazers. On Saturday, James shared a video in response to Zlatan. Watch Video; https://youtu.be/nCN7IHd2azc
Ibrahimovic Revealed He Would Make A Grand Return To Old Trafford In The UEL
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Ibrahimovic Revealed He Would Make A Grand Return To Old Trafford In The UEL

The 2020/2021 UEFA Europa League last-16 draw has been finalised with Manchester United going head to head with Italian side AC Milan while Arsenal have been drawn against Greek side Olympiakos. With all said, Manchester United will welcome AC Milan in the first leg tie which will see their former forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic making a grand entrance in the Stretford End – Manchester United and AC Milan has gone against each other in the European competition (UEFA Champions League) in the past and now, they face each other in the Europa League; the might has really fallen… sad* On the other hand, the gunners will also make a trip to Greece in the first leg of their game against Olympiakos. Last season’s Europa League saw Olympiakos knocked out Arsenal with a 2-1 shocking victory at the ...
I don’t like when people with a “status” speak about politics’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes aim at LeBron James’ political activism
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I don’t like when people with a “status” speak about politics’: Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes aim at LeBron James’ political activism

AC Milan striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken aim at basketball great LeBron James' political activism saying he doesn't like when he speaks about politics. It's no news that the LA Lakers' superstar has been campaigning for social justice and change in the US and even helped mobilize voters for the November presidential election in the United States. Ibrahimovic, however, is not happy with influential figures branching into politics and wants athletes to stick to what they are good at. Speaking about the activism of athletes during a chat with UEFA and Discovery+ in Sweden, Ibrahimovic took aim at LeBron James' 'What he does is phenomenal, but I don’t like it when people with a certain "status" talk about politics,' he said. 'Do what you are good at. I play football be...
Lukaku Breaks Silence on ‘God’ Celebration Aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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Lukaku Breaks Silence on ‘God’ Celebration Aimed at Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku, has finally reacted to his ‘God’ celebration reportedly ‘aimed’ at AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Recall that tensions between Lukaku and Ibrahimovic have raged since a clash in last month’s Coppa Italia, during which both strikers nearly came to blows. Inter Milan thrashed their rivals AC Milan 3-0 in a Serie A derby clash at San Siro last Sunday and Lukaku scored their third goal. The 27-year-old ran to the corner flag and shouted: “Dio, diooo,” which means God, in reference to Ibrahimovic, who has frequently referred to himself as a ‘God’ throughout his illustrious career. However, the Belgium international has now addressed the drama in a Twitter Q&A with fans on Tuesday night. Lukaku, who remained quiet on what was a...
Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored Against All Serie A Teams
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Cristiano Ronaldo Has Now Scored Against All Serie A Teams

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has now scored against every Serie A opposition he has faced. Ronaldo scored twice in the first half, as Juve beat Crotone 3-0 on Monday night. They were his 17th and 18th goals in the league. Cristiano Ronaldo continued his march through Serie A opposition as he scored in Juventus' clash with Crotone. Ronaldo fired two first-half goals for Juventus as the Portuguese star netted his 17th and 18th goals of the Serie A season. In doing so, he moved closer to a mark currently held by Zlatan Ibrahimovic while making his own mark on Serie A history. With his finishes against Crotone, Ronaldo has now scored against every team currently in Italy's top flight. Crotone were the last team that Ronaldo had failed to score against, having now f...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reacts as Inter Milan Thrash AC Milan
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Reacts as Inter Milan Thrash AC Milan

  AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, has disclosed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic told Stefano Pioli’s side that ‘there are still many games to go’ following their 3-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Sunday at San Siro. AC Milan was beaten by their city rivals Inter, thanks to a brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku. The result means AC Milan are now four points behind leaders Inter Milan at the top of the Serie A table. Speaking after the game, Kessie told Sky Italia,” “He [Ibrahimovic] told us that football is like this. When you lose, it hurts, but we have to raise our heads to go stronger. There are still many games to go.” AC Milan’s next game is against Crvena zvezda in the Europa League on Thursday. Meanwhile, AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli, h...
AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Told me – Stefano Pioli
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AC Milan vs Inter Milan: What Zlatan Ibrahimovic Told me – Stefano Pioli

  AC Milan coach, Stefano Pioli , has revealed that striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, asked him to substitute him during his side’s Serie A derby 3-0 defeat against Inter Milan on Sunday. Pioli also said that Inter Milan defeated AC Milan because his players struggled to find rhythm, intensity, and quality during the game. A brace from Lautaro Martinez and a strike from Romelu Lukaku gave Inter Milan all three points against Pioli’s side at San Siro. “Ibrahimovic? He asked to be replaced because of a calf cramp,” Pioli said at a post-match press conference after the game. “We will see his condition to see if he can play on Thursday and on Sunday.” He added: “It was very draining to allow a goal after 5 minutes. We struggled to find rhythm, intensity, and quality. Inte...
Ronaldo likened to Ibrahimovic and backed to play beyond 40 by former Real Madrid fitness coach
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Ronaldo likened to Ibrahimovic and backed to play beyond 40 by former Real Madrid fitness coach

Giovanni Mauri worked with the Portuguese superstar at Santiago Bernabeu and considers him to be “a player out of the norm” Cristiano Ronaldo is “a player out of the norm” like Zlatan Ibrahimovic says former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain fitness coach Giovanni Mauri, with two evergreen forwards being backed to play on beyond the age of 40. The enigmatic Swedish striker on the books at AC Milan is fast approaching that mark. Ibrahimovic, who has been hinting at another contract extension with the Rossoneri, will turn 40 on October 3. Ronaldo, meanwhile, is celebrating his 36th birthday on February 5, with the Portuguese star showing no sign of slowing down at Juventus.
Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Milan Derby Clash Under Investigation
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Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Milan Derby Clash Under Investigation

The Italian Football Federation is investigating last week’s spat between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku during the Milan derby. The former Manchester United team-mates were both given yellow cards after an argument and a head-to-head clash between their pair just before half-time, which continued into the tunnel during the interval. Referee Paolo Valeri was called in for questioning by prosecutor Giuseppe Chin to explain the punishment handed out during the Italian Cup quarter-final on Tuesday. The pair could be seen and heard exchanging insults as Lukaku had to be restrained by his team-mates as he attempted to confront the Swedish forward. Ibrahimovic, who had given Milan a first-half lead, was sent off after picking up a second yellow card after the break, before ...
‘Let’s Go Inside You B*tch’ – Ibrahimovic And Lukaku Square Off In Fiery Milan Derby
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‘Let’s Go Inside You B*tch’ – Ibrahimovic And Lukaku Square Off In Fiery Milan Derby

Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were involved in a heated clash on the pitch at the end of the first half in Tuesday's Coppa Italia quarter-final between AC Milan and Inter. Both players were issued a yellow card, with Ibrahimovic later being sent off the pitch for receiving a second booking. What happened in Inter vs AC Milan? AC Milan had taken the lead through Ibrahimovic, who fired home in the 31st minute to open the scoring at San Siro. Tempers flared up just before the break after Lukaku took exception to a foul by Milan defender Alessio Romagnoli. Ibrahimovic stepped in and squared up to the furious Belgian, with the pair going head to head while exchanging heated words. Christian Eriksen netted deep in stoppage time after coming off the bench to clinch the 2-1 v...
Atalanta Midfielder Marten De Roon Destroys Zlatan Ibrahimovic With Savage Video
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Atalanta Midfielder Marten De Roon Destroys Zlatan Ibrahimovic With Savage Video

  Marten De Roon has mercilessly trolled Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Atalanta beat AC Milan 3-0 at the San Siro. The Bergamo outfit picked up a huge victory over the Serie A league leaders, with Cristian Romero, Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata all on the scoresheet. Ibrahimovic hit headlines after he engaged in some beef with Zapata and told him, "I have scored more goals than you have played in your career". That prompted former Middlesbrough midfielder De Roon to go after the 39-year-old Swede with a hilarious video on Twitter. The comedic clip starts with footage of very moment Ibrahimovic insulted Zapata, followed by all three goals set to some hilarious music. The Dutchman posted the video on Monday evening, two days after the huge result in Milan, and it's quickly g...
‘Winter champions means nothing’ – Ibrahimovic fires warning to Milan after Atalanta humiliation
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‘Winter champions means nothing’ – Ibrahimovic fires warning to Milan after Atalanta humiliation

The Scudetto hopefuls fell to just their second defeat of 2020-21, although the loss did not stop them from remaining top halfway through the season AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic warned his team-mates they could not afford to rest on their laurels after seeing the Serie A winter champions collapse to a 3-0 defeat at home to Atalanta on Saturday. The Rossoneri veteran knows more than most about what it takes to finish at the top of the pile. Ibrahimovic, a league champion in four different nations, is gunning for his 14th such title in 2020-21 with Stefano Pioli's side.  
Maldini confirms AC Milan have been trailing Chelsea’s Tomori since the summer
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Maldini confirms AC Milan have been trailing Chelsea’s Tomori since the summer

The defender is on the brink of securing a loan move from Stamford Bridge to San Siro AC Milan sporting director Paolo Maldini has confirmed the club have been trailing Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori since the summer. With Milan leading the way in Serie A, the club’s paymasters are determined to press home their position of strength and are active players in January transfer window. Forward Mario Mandzukic is reportedly only a medical away from securing a move to the club to provide support in attack for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Shows Off Ageless Skills With Amazing Spin And No-Look Pass
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Shows Off Ageless Skills With Amazing Spin And No-Look Pass

  The 39-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed off his ageless skills for AC Milan with a unique first touch, turn and no-look pass against Cagliari. The super Swede had already put his side 1-0 up from the penalty spot when he picked up the ball just outside the opposition area. Nothing looked on - but this is Zlatan. So of course he flicked the ball up into the air, spun and kung-fu kicked it with the outside of his boot. The ball went straight into the path of teammate Diogo Dalot as he ran towards the box. It was an amazing piece of skill and gymnastic dexterity that belied the fact that Zlatan turns 40 years old later this year. This man simply does not age. His work for the night wasn't finished there, either. In the second half, Ibra sped through onto Davide Calabri...
AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind
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AC Milan star Ibrahimovic decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind

The striker has been in stunning form this season as he's helped his team to a surprise early-season lead in Serie A AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted he decided to retire in the summer, only to change his mind and sign with the Rossoneri for another season. Ibrahimovic has proven once again to be evergreen this season, as the 39-year-old has scored 11 goals in 10 total appearances for Milan. The Swede's form has helped Milan to a surprising early-season lead atop the Serie A table, sitting five points clear of city rivals Inter in second place.
‘Ibrahimovic at same level as super champion Van Basten’ – AC Milan legend Maldini salutes Swedish striker
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‘Ibrahimovic at same level as super champion Van Basten’ – AC Milan legend Maldini salutes Swedish striker

The Rossoneri icon has likened an enigmatic frontman that is still delivering in the present to a Dutch great from the past Zlatan Ibrahimovic is at the same level as Marco van Basten, says Paolo Maldini, with the AC Milan legend seeing similarities between an enigmatic Swede and a “super champion” of the past. The Rossoneri have been blessed with a wealth of attacking talent down the years. At the peak of their powers in the late 1980s and early 90s, Dutch icon Van Basten led their line in style as he plundered 125 goals through 201 appearances.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic has gifted the new Playstation 5 to the entire AC Milan squad

  AC Milan hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic has pulled another blinder by making Christmas come early for his team-mates. The Swede has treated the entire squad to the brand new PlayStation 5, with three Milan players taking to Instagram to reveal the surprise and express their delight. The PS5, Sony's first new console for seven years, hit the shelves on Thursday and is in huge demand among customers desperately trying to get hold of one. But Ibrahimovic clearly has the right connections that allowed him to snap up a load for his fellow Rossoneri. Portuguese forward Rafael Leao shared a photo on Instagram of the PS5 box and tagged Ibrahimovic, thanking him and calling him the 'GOAT'. Winger Samu Castillejo went one better, placing the PS5 on the spoiler of his jet black Lamb...
Even Ibrahimovic will have to catch his breath’ – AC Milan star must rest ‘now and then’ despite surprising ‘physical condition’, says Pioli
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Even Ibrahimovic will have to catch his breath’ – AC Milan star must rest ‘now and then’ despite surprising ‘physical condition’, says Pioli

The Rossoneri manager was full of praise for the Swedish striker after seeing his fine start to the 2020-21 campaign continue against Roma Zlatan Ibrahimovic must rest "every now and then" despite his surprising "physical condition", according to Stefano Pioli, who insists that even AC Milan's star man "will have to catch his breath". Ibrahimovic took his tally to six goals in five Serie A appearances at the start of the new season by netting twice in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma on Monday night. The 39-year-old opened the scoring in the second minute at San Siro, knocking the ball past Antonio Mirante in the Giallorossi net after latching onto a superb Rafael Leao through ball.
‘Covid Had The Courage To Challenge Me’ – Ibrahimovic Says
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‘Covid Had The Courage To Challenge Me’ – Ibrahimovic Says

The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test. An enforced break means that Ibrahimovic will play no part in Milan’s upcoming fixtures. A statement from the Serie A club on their official website read: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight's Europa League qualifying game against Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt. “The club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. “All other team members and staff have tested negative.” Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a productive opening to the 2020-21 campaign for Milan. He has made two appearances so far, scoring three goals. He opened his account for the ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic And Duarte Test Positive For COVID-19, AC Milan Confirm
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic And Duarte Test Positive For COVID-19, AC Milan Confirm

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIĆ The Swede tested positive ahead of AC Milan v Bodø/Glimt Zlatan Ibrahimović has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight's game against Bodø/Glimt. The Club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. All other team members and staff have tested negative. OFFICIAL STATEMENT Defender Léo Duarte has tested positive for COVID-19 after undergoing a swab test yesterday and has been placed in self-isolation. Other team members and staff have all tested negative. In accordance with current protocols, the whole group will be tested again ahead of tomorrow's match against Bodø/Glimt and will follow the preventative measures recommended by local ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs New One-year AC Milan Deal
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs New One-year AC Milan Deal

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a one-year contract extension with AC Milan. The 38-year-old Swedish forward scored 11 goals in all competitions after returning to Milan in January. Ibrahimovic, who first signed for the club in 2010 and won a Serie A title that season, resumed pre-season training with his team-mates on Monday. He previously featured for Serie A rivals Juventus and Inter and played for Paris St-Germain, Manchester United and LA Galaxy between his Milan spells.
Champions League Final: PSG are Failures – Jose Mourinho
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Champions League Final: PSG are Failures – Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has labelled Paris Saint-Germain “failures” ahead of Sunday’s Champions League final. PSG qualified for their first ever final, despite their complete domination of the French topflight. Mourinho is not impressed that the Ligue 1 side who spent £340m on just Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, have not achieved much in the competition “I think it is failure that they haven’t won it in the two seasons before. “Because for five or six years, the investment is crazy, the list of top players that is there is incredible. “For how many seasons, Thiago Silva is there, Marquinhos is there, and then all the big guys, Ibra [Zlatan Ibrahimovic], [Edinson] Cavani, Neymar, [Kylian] Mbappe,” Mourinho told DAZN. PSG face Bayern Munich in the final. ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Trolls England Football Fans In Most Brutal Way Possible

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has trolled England fans on holiday by reenacting his famous strike from Sweden's 4-2 win back in 2012. Both sides met at the Friends Arena eight years ago and Ibrahimovic score every goal as his side ran out comfortable winners. Ibrahimovic dominated the game and his standout goal was an overhead kick from 30 yards out that left Joe Hart stranded. The 38-year-old remembers the goal fondly and he recreated it while on holiday and captioned a tweet: "God Save the queen." He would win the Puskas Award that year for his remarkable athleticism and he left England stunned with the piece of skill. Then manager Roy Hodgson remarked the former Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain man's effort was a 'work of art.' He said per Goal, "The fourth goal was...
PSG chief Khelaifi teases possible move for Juve’s Ronaldo
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PSG chief Khelaifi teases possible move for Juve’s Ronaldo

Paris Saint Germain could line-up with an attacking three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mauro Icardi and Neymar next season. The Ligue 1 side could be plotting an outrageous move for Ronaldo this summer after owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi dropped a hint earlier this week. The Portuguese star, 35, is back in Turin after spending lockdown in his native Madeira – and was seen reporting for training on Tuesday morning. The Qatari chief mentioned Ronaldo in the same breath as “transformative” PSG legends Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham, subtly hinting at another ambitious swoop. Al-Khelaifi told France Football: “[Ronaldo] remains motivated by this desire to improve every day and he always pushes his limits. “I admire this relentless will, he is a great example for all athletes of the f...
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Didier Drogba has fended off competition from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be crowned the best Ligue 1 striker in the past 20 years The vote was held on Ligue 1's official Twitter account, with Drogba receiving 51 per cent of the 40,094 votes that were cast. Drogba played in Ligue 1 for three seasons, representing Guingamp between 2001 and 2003 before spending the 2003-2004 campaign with Marseille. The 42-year-old was delighted to receive the honour and tweeted: 'Wow what recognition from the fans, thank you for allowing me to experience these incredible emotions. 'Great respect to all strikers who have played in the French championship.' Drogba scored 39 goals in 80 Ligue 1 appearances but it was in the Premier League with Chelsea where he enjoyed the most success. Ibrahimovi...
‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng
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‘Ibrahimovic gave me balls I dreamed of at AC Milan’ – Kevin-Prince Boateng

The Ghanaian and Swedish forwards featured prominently during the Rossoneri's Serie A title-winning campaign in 2011 Kevin-Prince Boateng has hailed the influence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan, claiming the Swede gave him the "balls he dreamed of." Ibrahimovic is at Milan for the second time after shining during the 2010-2011 Serie A-winning season alongside Boateng. Both men were summer recruits that year, and had a hand in a combined 31 top-flight goals. Boateng has advised Milan to keep hold of Ibra who is on a short-term contract. "Milan must keep him [Ibrahimovic], he knows how to make a difference," the 33-year-old Ghana international told Sky Sports Italia. "It was easy for me to play with him, I understood it immediately. He asks a lot of his teammates, but he g...
Ibrahimovic, Balotelli, Toure and Giovinco targeted as presidential hopeful promises ‘Vasco of our dreams’
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Ibrahimovic, Balotelli, Toure and Giovinco targeted as presidential hopeful promises ‘Vasco of our dreams’

The club faces financial difficulties but presidential candidate Luiz Roberto Leven Siano has ambitious plans to turn things around Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli, Yaya Toure, Sebastian Giovinco and Alex Teixeira are among the potential signings being targeted by Vasco da Gama presidential candidate Luiz Roberto Leven Siano. High-profile additions to the playing staff are among a number of ambitious proposals Leven, who hopes to gain control of the club at elections planned for November, has put forward to turn around the fortunes of a club that has struggled to pay wages this year. As part of the 'Somamos' project he also hopes to bring in $400 million (£324 million) in six years, redevelop the Sao Januario and raise the capacity to 55,000, increase the membership base to reco...
Ibrahimovic Threatened To Kill Anyone Who Talked To Him After A Loss
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Ibrahimovic Threatened To Kill Anyone Who Talked To Him After A Loss

Zlatan ibrahimovic allegedly threatened to kill his LA Galaxy teammate and boasted of his vast wealth in an astonishing dressing room blast . The 38 year old was part of the side that spurned a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 at home to Houston dynamo in the club final game of the 2018 campaign . According to his old Galaxy teammate Joao Pedro , the result of the last game left the former Manchester United striker angry . Speaking to the Record , Pedro said : “ at the end of game , he gave us a talking to , he said if you are going to come here and go to the Beach or take a walk in Hollywood, just say so . I have 300 million in my account, and an island too, I don’t need this for anything ,the first person who says something to me , I will kill him . Pedro also recalled how the forward ...
Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic
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Ibrahimovic launches fundraisers to help fight coronavirus pandemic

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has launched a fundraiser to help fight coronavirus and has called on fellow footballers to help "kick this virus away". The AC Milan striker plays in Italy, the country so far worst affected by the pandemic other than China. It appears Ibrahimovic has made two 50,000 euro (£46,054) donations. "Italy has always given me so much and, in this dramatic moment, I want to give back even more to this country that I love," Ibrahimovic said on Instagram. "I count on the generosity of my colleagues, of all professional athletes and of those who want to make a small or large donation according to their possibilities, to kick this virus away. "Together we can really help hospitals and doctors and nurses who selflessly work every day to save our lives. Because today...
David Beckham Inter Miami Plans To Sign Ronaldo And Messi
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David Beckham Inter Miami Plans To Sign Ronaldo And Messi

A new franchise in Florida is considered to be an attractive prospect to any player, with Minnesota United’s coach talking up their pulling power. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could each end up joining David Beckham at new MLS franchise Inter Miami, claims Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath. Various big names are said to figure prominently on the recruitment radar of those in Florida. No marquee signing has been tied up as yet, but a number of main lights presently gracing a European stage are drawing admiring glances from America. Manchester United and Real Madrid legend Beckham is eager to raise the profile of his US venture through bringing in a superstar performer. Messi and Ronaldo have been linked with moves to see out their respective playing careers in t...
How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great
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How Family Tragedy Stopped Adriano From Becoming An All-Time Great

Teammates at Inter Milan called him a mix between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazilian Ronaldo - but just as he was reaching his peak, heartbreaking news changed his life forever. "He got a phone call from Brazil: 'Adri, dad is dead'," said Inter legend Javier Zanetti of pre-season training in 2004. "I saw him in his room, he threw the phone and started screaming. You couldn't imagine that kind of scream... I get goosebumps even to this day." The striker had become a national hero just weeks earlier. An injury-time equaliser in a Copa America final against Argentina ultimately led to Brazil's victory. It was a standard Adriano screamer - turning to rifle the ball home with a left foot that could either be a magic wand or a rocket launcher. It was the stuff of childhood dreams, short...
Moses Grabs His First Assist In Inter Milan’s Comeback Derby Win Against AC Milan
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Moses Grabs His First Assist In Inter Milan’s Comeback Derby Win Against AC Milan

Victor Moses helped with an assist as Inter Milan surprised AC Milan 4-2 in Sunday’s superb Derby della Madonnina outing. Despite replacing Antonio Candreva in the 80th minute, the ex-Liverpool man delivered a positive performance to help Antonio Conte’s side secure a comeback triumph. Visitors Milan started like a house on fire and went 2-0 up at halftime thanks to Ante Rebic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goals. However, quickfire efforts from Marcelo Brozovic and Matias Vecino put I Nerazzurri on level terms at San Siro, while Stefan De Vrij’s 70th minute header off Antonio Candreva’s corner put Inter ahead for the first time in the encounter. in injury time, Romelu Lukaku put the game beyond doubt when he rose above Simon Kjaer to convert Moses’ cross.
Angel Di Maria Insists Messi is Superior to Former Team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Wayne Rooney
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Angel Di Maria Insists Messi is Superior to Former Team-mates Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Wayne Rooney

Paris Saint-Germain winger, Angel Di Maria has declared that his fellow Argentina team-mate and Barcelona icon, Lionel Messi is the greatest player on the planet. The 31-year-old Argentine won the Champions League, La Liga, and two Copa del Rey trophies during four seasons at Real Madrid, where he partnered Cristiano Ronaldo. He also played alongside England's all-time record goalscorer Wayne Rooney at Manchester United. After his move to Paris Saint-Germain, Di Maria became teammates with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but he has now insisted that his fellow countryman Messi is the best player on the planet. 'It was a dream to have the possibility to play with (Wayne) Rooney, (Zlatan) Ibrahimovic, Cristiano (Ronaldo), Leo (Messi)... they were players that I used on the PlayStation an...
Ex-Man.U striker Javier Hernandez Becomes Highest-paid Player in MLS
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Ex-Man.U striker Javier Hernandez Becomes Highest-paid Player in MLS

Former Manchester United and Mexican striker, Javier Hernandez is now the highest-paid player in Major League Soccer after agreeing a three-year deal worth £103,000 a week to join LA Galaxy from Sevilla. According to Mail Online Sport, the deal is worth £8million - £3m more than Galaxy paid Villarreal for Giovani dos Santos in 2015. The deal comes days after Galaxy boss Dennis te Kloese told Spanish newspaper Marca that he was interested in the 31-year-old. Kloese said: 'We are going to try seriously to sign him, it would be a good deal for us. After signing the Mexican today, Galaxy boss Dennis te Kloese in a statement said: 'Javier has consistently scored goals in top leagues throughout the world and has been his country’s most successful player over the last decade. 'He i...
Ibrahimovic Breaks Serie A Win Record
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Ibrahimovic Breaks Serie A Win Record

The 38-year-old needed just 222 games to reach the milestone of 150 victories, overtaking former Inter star Esteban Cambiasso, Zlatan Ibrahimovic reached a mileston 150 Serie A wins and set a new record in doing so when he helped AC Milan beat Udinese 3-2 on Sunday. The San Siro outfit are unbeaten in the three games in which the 38-year-old striker has appeared since re-joining the club at the start of January. An Ante Rebic double and a goal from Theo Hernandez edged the Rossoneri past Udinese for a second straight league win. While Ibrahimovic was not among the goals, it was a special result for the former Sweden star, as he became the fastest player to reach 150 wins in the Italian top-flight since the three points for a win era began. The former Inter and Juventus hero needed just ...

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