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Ibrahimovic’s Hat-Trick Helped Milan Ending Palermo Taboo

Pato e IbrahimovicAc Milan continue to break their own curse this season as on Saturday the Rossoneri finally ended their six years winless away streak against Palermo at Renzo Barbera and even winning it in style.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return from suspension with his first hattrick for Milan, scoring them all in the first period, while Thiago Silva added another one in the second half, carrying the Red and Black squad into a precious glory indeed.

Coming into the game from a controversial event against Juventus, Milan players were looking really hungry for the win and immediately create several goal scoring chances in the early part of the first half through Ibrahimovic and Urby Emanuelson. It took around 21 minutes for the Rossonier to take the lead when their big Swede attacker curled in a left footed striker passed Emiliano Viviano after receiving a fine through ball from Robinho.

The Scudetto holder, who are currently in a good form continue to dominate their opponent and from a counter attack, Milan scored their second as Ibrahimovic once again slammed the Palermo defense with a wonderful strike. The Sweden international is simply making a means for his three games ban as not long after taking his second, he immediately scored the third with another excellent finishing which simply left Viviano to the spot.

Milan didn’t stop to press Palermo and several missed chances that could made the score board changes before the first half ended, but nothing changed and the visitor must be content at leading the first half with ‘only’ leading three goals. The Rossoneri kept their pressure early in the second period and in the 58th minute, Massimiliano Allegri’s team grabbed their fourth in the game and it was Silva who nodded in Stephan El Shaarawy’s cross and simply beaten Viviano on goal.

Having already four goals up, Milan understandably dropped the tempo, letting the Rossanero to chase for the consolation goal. However, despite one or two slipped up in difense, the Scudetto holder eventually hold on to their three points, carrying no other than important three points for Allegri’s team, who from today will start preparing themselves for an away game against Arsenal in the Champions League.

Match Reports:
Palermo v Ac Milan 0-4
Goals: Ibrahimovic 21, 31, 35, Silva 58 (Milan)

Palermo: Viviano; Munoz, Migliaccio, Mantovani, Pisano; Bertolo (Aguirregaray 50), Donati, Barreto; Ilicic (Zahavi 84); Budan (Della Rocca 60), Miccoli
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Antonini (Mesbah 46); Nocerino, Ambrosini, Muntari; Emanuelson (El Shaarawy 54); Ibrahimovic, Robinho (Inzaghi 81)


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