Attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped AC Milan to win the Milan derby with two goals. The Rossoneri won on the fourth match day of Serie A against city rivals Inter Milan 2-1 (2-1), Ibrahimovic (13th and 16th minutes) scored the first two goals of the game. Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku made the connection shortly afterwards (29th).
Ibrahimovic gave AC the lead from a penalty he took out himself. Aleksandar Kolarov awkwardly fouled the 39-year-old in the penalty area. The Swede competed himself, failed to Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic and scored in the margin. His ninth goal in the Milan derby – for both clubs – followed a counterattack. The next goal was scored by Romelu Lukaku (29th), who was subsequently involved in almost all offensive actions of the home team. After a foul on the massive attacker, there was initially a penalty, but the video referee recognized a previous offside position (74th).
Ibrahimovic has now scored four times this season, making him the top scorer in Serie A. AC Milan are at the top of the table with twelve points from four games, Inter Milan are sixth. Inter are next Wednesday Champions League opponents of Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Italy’s soccer record champions Juventus didn’t get beyond 1: 1 (1: 1) at newly promoted FC Crotone. The team of Juve coach Andrea Pirlo played for half an hour in the minority. Federico Chiesa had seen the red card on his debut for a gross foul (60th), only at the beginning of October he had moved from Fiorentina to Turin.
Alvaro Morata was another entry on the scoreboard. After a cross from Chiesa, he grabbed the ball from close range to equalize (21st). Previously, Simy had put the outsider in the lead with a penalty kick (12th). Morata missed the win with a header, which he put on the post (63.), an offside goal of the striker was denied because of an offside position (76.). Cristiano Ronaldo was absent from Juve, he was diagnosed with a corona infection during the week.