The 28-years-old player scored the only goal that helped his team defeated Genoa 1-0 at San Siro, making it the Red and Black squad’s first league victory since Ibra plays and second in total after trashing Lecce in the first match day.
The game turned out to be a tough one for Milan especially in the first half when the home team are looking a bit to hurry in searching for goals making their opponents looks more comfortable in troubling the Rossoneri. However, straight from the second half, Massimiliano Allegri’s side finally get the goal they needed, thanks to Ibrahimovic’s exquisite finish lobing the Genoa keeper, Eduardo, after receiving Andrea Pirlo’s long pass.
After the goal, the Rossoneri did looked much better as they had at least three good chances to finish off the game but failed due to great defending and also poor finishing especially by Mathieu Flamini, who came on in the second half. Genoa did tried their best in getting back, however in the end Milan finished the game with a quite deserved victory considering the misses they had in the second half.
It’s surely a great sign for Milan as they finally break their short bad run of form in the league, although there’s still many improvement that should be make but things are looking well for them considering the injuries and fitness issues their players been having lately. However, there’s seems to be a bit worrying moment for the Rossoneri fans as in the end of the game Ibrahimovic was spotted vomiting in the field probably due to fatigue.
This win will surely be a great morale boost that the team needed since there were many unfair critics towards them lately because of the negative results Milan have been having. Just like Allegri stated, the Rossoneri just need more time to create the new chemistry in the team considering the late arrival of important players like Ibra and Robinho which definitely changes the system that has been set up for about a month.
One thing for sure, once Milan managed to get their act right, their attacking play will definitely be something joyful and exciting to watch, surely for their fans and not for their opponent. Next stop for the Rossoneri is traveling to Amsterdam and play against the home team, Ajax, in the match day two of the UEFA Champions League this Tuesday.
Milan v Genoa 1-0
Goals: Ibrahimovic (Milan)
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Nesta, Thiago Silva, Antonini; Gattuso (Flamini 66), Pirlo, Boateng; Robinho, Ibrahimovic, Ronaldinho (Seedorf 71)
Genoa: Eduardo; Dainelli, Ranocchia, Criscito; Rafinha, Kharja, Miguel Veloso (Milanetto 65), Chico (Sculli 57); Palacio (Rudolf 82), Toni, Mesto