Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores past former United teammate Sergio Romero
Zlatan Ibrahimovic got the better of his former Manchester United team mate Sergio Romero in today’s Serie A clash.
It only took the great Swede two minutes to score past the Argentine stopper. Portuguese star Rafael Leao squared the ball to the 40-year-old who tapped home.
Minutes later and the roles were reversed as Zlatan played in Leao who was denied by a smart save from Romero.
The 34-year-old goalkeeper then had to tip over a rasping free-kick from Theo Hernandez. It wasn’t too long before Romero was called back into action as he tipped over a Alessandro Florenzi effort, following a short corner.
However, the Venezia number 88 was breached for a second time shortly after half-time when Hernandez smashed home a left-footed strike inside the penalty area, at the near post.
Venezia’s woes were deepened when Michael Svoboda was given a straight red card after a deliberate handball which was compounded by a penalty kick being awarded.
Despite Romero’s best efforts, Hernandez’s spot-kick was placed to perfection into the top corner.
The win for AC Milan took them to the top of Serie A as Ibrahimovic scored his eight goal of the season.
Despite gaining points at home against the likes of Fiorentina, Roma and Juventus, Venezia were emphatically beaten by Stefano Pioli’s side.
Venezia have now gone seven Serie A games without a win and sit 16th in the table.
During their time together at Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Romero won the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League in the 2016/17 campaign under Jose Mourinho.
From 46 appearances, Ibrahimovic scored 28 goals and 10 assists before he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury against Anderlecht.
Romero made 18 appearances across that campaign, which included 12 in our Europa League triumph.
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