Milan suffer first league defeat at Vlahovic-inspired Fiorentina

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Fiorentina inflicted a first Serie A defeat of the season on AC Milan with a 4-3 victory in Florence on Saturday, as Dusan Vlahovic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored second half braces.

Goals from Alfred Duncan and Riccardo Saponara gave La Viola a comfortable halftime lead, and the game looked over as a contest when Vlahovic made it 3-0 on the hour mark.

But Ibrahimovic had other ideas, quickly pulling one back with a powerful finish before firing home a second five minutes later.

The Swede, at 40 years and 48 days, became the oldest player to score multiple goals in a Serie A match, and the third-oldest player to score in the league behind Alessandro Costacurta and Silvio Piola.

Vlahovic netted his second late on before Lorenzo Venuti scored a last-minute own goal.

The result lifts Fiorentina into sixth with 21 points and leaves Milan second with 32 points.


Photo Fiorentina’s Dusan Vlahovic celebrates after scoring the 4-2 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match ACF Fiorentina vs AC Milan at Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, Italy, 20 November 2021. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI

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