European Roundup: Ibrahimovic scores at both ends as Milan go top of Serie A table
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European Roundup: Ibrahimovic scores at both ends as Milan go top of Serie A table

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored at both ends as AC Milan recorded a 4-2 win over Bologna to go top of the Serie A table on Saturday.

Milan opened the scoring proceedings in the 16th minute through Rafael Leão and their work was made easier in the tie when Adama Soumaoro was sent off for bringing Rade Krunic down four minutes later.

Davide Calabria hammered was to double Milan's lead in the 35th minute but Ibrahimoc gave their opponents a lifeline after putting the ball in his own net our minutes to the break.

Ten-man Bologna then surprisingly drew leveled through Musa Barrow’s fine finish three minutes but their course was further dented when they were reduced to nine men for Roberto Soriano’s red card for a reckless tackle.

While Bologna tried to earn a point, they were to crack six minutes from time with Ismaël Bennacer’s regaining Milan's lead before Ibrahimovic, who was starting his first game of the season, sealing the points with a fourth in added time.

In France, Lille’s slow start to the Ligue 1 season continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Brest, while Nantes climbed to fifth in the table with a 2-1 win over promoted Clermont Foot.

In La Liga, Iker Muniain’s penalty earned Athletic Bilbao a 2-1 home win over Villarreal, who have now won just two of their first nine fixtures. Valencia fought back in dramatic style to grab a draw with Mallorca, with Gonçalo Guedes and José Gayà both scoring in stoppage time for the hosts.

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