Benjamin Ibrahimovic Button inspires unbeaten AC Milan again
When Zlatan Ibrahimovic named himself “Benjamin Button” from the American fantasy romantic drama film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” earlier this year, I bet only a few people took him seriously.
But like the Button character in the movie, played by famous actor Brad Pitt, who aged in reverse, and like fine wine, Ibrahimovic gets better with age.
Over the weekend, the lion himself inspired his Italian side AC Milan to another impressive victory in the Serie A. This time, SSC Napoli were the victims in Naples as the Rossoneri’s went, saw, and brilliantly conquered their hosts.
Ibrahimovic helped himself to just a brace with Jens Hauge the other scorer for the visitors who claimed a convincing 1-3 win over Napoli to continue their impressive and unbeaten start to the season.
The goals in Naples took Ibrahimovic’s tally for the season to a stunning 10 in just 6 matches this season in the league. Impressive, you say? Well, not for this Swedish god.
Zlatan Ibrahimović since his return to AC Milan is:
👕 28 games
⚽️ 22 goals
🎯 6 assist
He is still 39 years young 🍷 pic.twitter.com/FtvArKteUB
— Duke Of Milan (@jnr_ot) November 22, 2020
However, it quickly turned bittersweet for the 39-year-old after he left the pitch earlier than he would have loved with a suspected leg injury.
Assistant manager Danielle Bonera confirmed moments after the game that Ibra had “ice on his thigh’ but was quick to add that the club will find out more in the coming days.
After scoring his fourth brace of the season, Zlatan is a lion and god, this claim sources have confirmed to be very true.
Tottenham Go Top of The Premier League and Firmino scores
In a typical performance from a Jose Mourinho team, Tottenham produced a defensive masterclass against Manchester City on Saturday to go top of the Premier League.
In the latest edition of the Mourinho vs Pep Guardiola show, Guardiola’s side expectedly dominated on the ball but it was the Portuguese and his side that had the last and longest laugh.
Goals from Heung-Min Son and super-sub Giovanni Lo Celso earned Spurs a well-deserved 2-0 win at home over City, who have now dropped to the second half of the table.
Spurs had just 4 shots to City’s 22, created 4 chances to City’s 19, and had 33.9% of the ball, but the three points were the most important thing according to Mourinho, who had this to say when reminded after the game about City’s dominance on the ball.
“They can take the ball home, I take the three (3) points, ” he told reporters.
The win was the 6th in 9 PL matches this season for Spurs, which was enough to see them joint-top with defending champions, Liverpool, who put their injury crisis behind to produce their masterclass 24 hours later.
With several key players missing, including African star, Mohamed Salah, Liverpool easily dispatched Leicester City 3-0 at Anfield thanks to goals from Jonny Evans, who netted an own goal, Diogo Jota, and defensive forward, Roberto Firmino.
Bayern, Real Madrid lose as Barcelona fall to Atletico
Elsewhere, TheSociaLiga sources can confirm to you that it was a weekend to forget for some European heavyweights.
German and Spanish champions, Bayern Minich and Real Madrid dropped two points to lose grounds in their respective quest to defend their domestic titles.
While Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Werder Bremen, Real Madrid was denied three points by a spirited Villarreal team as they also shared the spoils after the game ended 1-1.
Bayern saw their lead at the top reduced to just a point after that draw, while Real are now six points adrift of LaLiga leaders, Real Sociedad.
Meanwhile, in Berlin, it was a historic weekend for 16-year-old Cameroonian born star, Youssoufa Moukoko.
The youngest debutant in Bundesliga history, Youssoufa Moukoko! 👏 pic.twitter.com/P8Z1DMgz9q
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) November 21, 2020
While one youngster, Erling Haaland was scoring 4 goals to celebrate his GOLDEN BOY award, another (his replacement) was making his debut – albeit a historic one.
Moukoko became Bundesliga’s youngest ever debutant after he came on for Borussia Dortmund in their 2-5 win at Hertha Berlin on Sunday.
Moukoko replaced 4-goal hero Haaland, 19, on 85 minutes to become Bundesliga youngest in history at 16 years and one day.
“I want to help the team, that’s why I’m here,” Moukoko said just days before his debut. So, it begins!