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Ibrahimovic had quit international football after the 2016 European Championship but returned to Sweden’s national team for their World Cup qualifiers last month while he also played in UEFA’s Europa League for AC Milan this season. If found guilty, Ibrahimovic would have to pay a fine of 100,000 Swiss francs ($109,373) and would be banned from any football related activity for a maximum of three years. Ibrahimovic and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku have been fined for unsportsmanlike conduct following an investigation into a verbal clash between the pair during a Coppa Italia match in January.
A clash between Milan and three-time European champions United will loom large over the last 16 for several reasons. The clubs have met in three European Cup semi-finals, Milan winning all of them, but have not faced each other since 2010 when United won 7-2 on aggregate in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Milan pulled away after the break as they tore apart the visitors with three goals in six minutes, starting with Ibrahimovic’s tap-in from a Theo Hernandez cross. Ibrahimovic tapped in his 14th goal in 11 league games after the break, and a double from Ante Rebic sealed a comfortable win for Stefano Pioli’s side. Inter’s 2-0 win at Fiorentina on Friday lifted them above their city neighbours into first place and ensured there was no room for error from Milan at San Siro.
Juventus have climbed to second spot in the Serie A standings with a 2-0 home win over Cagliari. Elsewhere on Saturday, Atalanta were held to a 0-0 draw at Spezia and Lazio beat bottom side Crotone 2-0. Juventus will lock horns with Benevento in their next Serie A clash at Municipal Stadium Ciro Vigorito on November 28.
AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli continues to remain asymptomatic and has gone into self-isolation at home. The club is currently standing at the top spot in the Serie A standings with five victories from seven matches. AC Milan are slated to lock horns with third-placed Napoli at Stadio San Paolo on November 23.
England striker Kane headed home Lucas Moura`s corner to set Spurs on course for a victory over the Bulgarians. AC Milan`s 24-match unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt as Lille`s Yusuf Yazici scored a penalty before adding two second-half goals. Arsenal also notched a third successive win, 4-1 over Molde, helped by two own goals from the Norwegians.
Brahim Diaz and Portuguese pair of Rafael Leao and Diogo Dalot also scored goals in AC Milan's 3-0 win over Sparta Prague. Notably, Ibrahimovic had earlier also missed a penalty against Cagliari on the final day of last season and again in the derby against Inter Milan. The win saw AC Milan extend their unbeaten run to 23 games in all competitions and top Group H with six points from two matches.
AC Milan are slated to lock horns with Roma in thei next Serie A clash at San Siro Stadium in Italy on Tuesday. The Serie A club is currently occupying the top spot in the standings with a total of 12 points after winning all of their four matches so far. Besides the two players, three other staff members have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
AC Milan have signed attacking midfielder Brahim Diaz from La Liga champions Real Madrid on a season-long loan, the Serie A club said on Friday. The 21-year-old Spaniard scored twice in 21 games in all competitions for Real after his arrival from Manchester City in January 2019. Milan finished in sixth place in the Serie A last-season and begin this season's campaign at home to Bologna on September 21.