Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic expressed pride in becoming Serie A’s oldest scorer, Milan’s 3-1 loss to Udinese overshadowed his achievement.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was 41 years and 166 days old, scored a penalty during stoppage time in the first half of the match at Stadio Friuli, surpassing former Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta (41 years and 25 days old in May 2007) as the oldest scorer in Serie A.
Zlatan made another record for his career
Ibrahimovic, who was also the captain of Milan, initially missed the penalty but was given another chance due to VAR ruling that Udinese’s Beto had encroached. He scored the retaken penalty by hitting it down the middle of the goal, equalizing Roberto Pereyra’s goal which was scored in the ninth minute.
However, Udinese’s Beto quickly scored another goal just two minutes after Milan’s equalizer. In the second half, Kingsley Ehizibue scored the final goal, ending the match.
He said: “It would have been much better if Costacurta had kept this record. I am proud to enter the history of this club which is a great club where many great players have passed and that means a lot to me.
“This goal didn’t bring three points in my first as captain and unfortunately the game didn’t go as we wanted. I felt very well, I haven’t played in the starting line-up for 14 months, the important thing is to feel good and if I’m as good as today, I can play, I have no doubts about that.”