Bologna, Italy – Reuters
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored against his opponent and his team as Milan beat nine players from Bologna 4-2 and moved to the top of the Italian Serie A on Saturday.
Milan looked on their way to an easy victory after Rafael Liao opened the scoring for him in the 16th minute, and four minutes later Bologna received another kick by sending off Adama Somauro, who hindered a single Rady Krunic.
Captain Davide Calabria added Milan’s second goal in the 35th minute, but Ibrahimovic, who made his first starting line-up this season, scored by mistake four minutes after the break.
Bologna completed the uprising by equalizing through Moussa Barrow in the 52nd minute, before his teammate Roberto Soriano was sent off for a violent interference after an hour of play.
The hosts seemed to be on their way to snatching the equalizer until Ismail Bennacer returned the lead to Milan six minutes before the end, and Ibrahimovic, aged 40, finished the goals in the last minute.
Milan won its fifth consecutive victory in the league, raising its score to 25 points and jumping to the top, one point ahead of Napoli, who faces Rome, fourth in the standings, and Bologna remained in ninth place.