Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores at both ends of the pitch as AC Milan beat Bologna to go top of Serie A

Bologna 2-4 AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores at both ends of the pitch on his first Serie A start of the season as Rossoneri go top with win

  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores own goal before netting at right end as Milan win 4-2
  • Win moves the Rossoneri back to the top of Serie A, one point clear of Napoli
  • Napoli visit Roma on Sunday looking to pile more pressure on Jose Mourinho
  • Bologna came back from 2-0 down to level the score being down to 10 men 











AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored at both ends as the visitors left it late to earn a 4-2 win over nine-man Bologna in Serie A on Saturday to return to the top of the standings.

Milan looked to be on course for a comfortable victory after Rafael Leao fired home 16 minutes in.

Bologna were then dealt a further blow as Adama Soumaoro was sent off for bringing Rade Krunic down when he was through on goal four minutes later. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first goal of the season as Milan beat Bologna 4-2

With the win the Rossoneri moved back to the top of Serie A at least until Sunday

With the win the Rossoneri moved back to the top of Serie A at least until Sunday

Captain Davide Calabria hammered Milan into a 2-0 lead in the 35th minute to put them in control before Ibrahimovic, starting his first league game of the season, put through his own net to give the hosts hope four minutes after the break. 

Musa Barrow’s fine finish three minutes later stunned the visitors to pull the 10-men level only.

However, Roberto Soriano’s red card before the hour mark for a reckless tackle left Bologna with an even more difficult task. 

Ibrahimovic scored an own goal to give Bologna the chance to mount a comeback

Ibrahimovic scored an own goal to give Bologna the chance to mount a comeback

Musa Barrow levelled things up for Bologna but the hosts couldn't hold on for a draw

Musa Barrow levelled things up for Bologna but the hosts couldn’t hold on for a draw

They dug in and looked set to earn a hard-earned point but goals from Ismael Bennacer six minutes from time and a fine 90th-minute finish from 40-year-old Ibrahimovic saw Milan home.

Milan’s fifth league win in a row moved them back to the top with 25 points from nine games, a point above Napoli who visit fourth-placed AS Roma on Sunday, while Bologna stay ninth.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Empoli won 4-2 away at Salernitana to leave the latter bottom of the table, while Sassuolo climbed up to 11th following a 3-1 win over Venezia.

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