AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the oldest goalscorer in Serie A history but it was not enough to prevent them suffering a 3-1 loss at Udinese on Saturday (Mar 18) in a blow to the defending champions’ hopes of securing a top-four finish. Milan missed the chance to jump to second and remained fourth with 48 points, a point clear of fifth-placed AS Roma, who play Lazio on Sunday. At 41 years and 166 days old Ibrahimovic overtook former AC Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta – who also netted against Udinese in 2007 aged 41 – as the oldest scorer in Italy’s top flight.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the oldest goalscorer in the history of Serie A on Saturday (Mar 18) after scoring a penalty at Udinese in his first AC Milan start in over a year.
Veteran striker Ibrahimovic, who was recently recalled to the Sweden national team, smashed home a penalty at the second attempt in first half stoppage time to make the score 1-1.
He missed his first spot-kick but was given a second chance when Beto was penalised for encroachment, and crashed his shot down the middle of the goal.
At 41 years and 166 days old Ibrahimovic overtakes former AC Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta as the oldest scorer in Italy's top flight.
However Milan went into the break a goal behind as Beto made up for his error by scoring on the stroke of half-time.
Ibrahimovic was picked in Milan coach Stefano Pioli's starting XI for the first time since January last year, and handed the captain's armband.
He had previously made three substitute appearances this season after being sidelined since May last year, following reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Milan are fourth in Serie A ahead of Saturday's fixture, 20 points behind runaway league leaders Napoli.