Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic bags brace as AC Milan begin the new season with a win
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Serie A: Zlatan Ibrahimovic bags brace as AC Milan begin the new season with a win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the 10th and 50th minute to give AC Milan a 2-0 win against Bologna in the club's first Serie A match of the 2020/21 season at the San Siro stadium.

The 38-year-old headed in Theo Hernandez's curling cross from the left in the first half before making it 2-0 from the spot after the break.

The former Sweden international who turns 39 in less than two weeks, also had chances for a hat trick but he missed the target even after rounding the goalkeeper.

"If I was 20 years old, I would have scored two more goals, but luckily I'm 39," Ibrahimović said.

"I'm like Benjamin Button, I was born old and I will die young.

"But joking apart, we are doing well and we are still not at our best. It was important to start well, the aim is to do better than last year."

Bologna hit the woodwork late on through Federico Santander, and defender Mitchell Dijks was sent off following a second yellow card.

Stefano Pioli's side, who finished last season in sixth place, 17 points adrift of champions Juventus, travel to Crotone in their next league fixture on Sunday.

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