Even a double from Zlatan Ibrahimovic was not enough: A “storm depression” by the name of Dusan Vlahovic caused AC Milan to lose the first season in Serie A around the Swedish superstar. “Hurricane Vlahovic sweeps away Milan,” wrote the Gazzetta dello Sport after AC Florence’s 4: 3 (2: 0) against Ibrahimovic and Co.
Like the great Swede (62nd and 65th), the Serbian (60th and 85th) also scored twice. With 32 points after 13 games, Milan remains second behind front runner SSC Napoli, who can pull away by three points in the top game against third-placed defending champion Inter Milan on Sunday (6:00 p.m. DAZN).
Vlahovic had long been courted by the Rossoneri in the summer. For the 21-year-old it was the season goals number nine and ten. Ibrahimovic (40) stands at five.
“Ibra is the last to surrender. He takes a shocked team in hand and tries to save the day,” wrote the Gazzetta. “This defeat is a great pain for me,” said coach Stefano Pioli about the bankruptcy of his ex-club, “but I know that I am still coaching a great team.”