Milan coach pays tribute to ‘amazing’ Ibrahimovic

Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic came in for warm praise from AC Milan coach after his brace of headed goals helped the champions to a 3-2 win at Roma on Saturday.

Milan coach pays tribute to 'amazing' Ibrahimovic

The Swede gave the visitors the lead at the Stadio Olimpico and then added the decisive third.

Alessandro Nesta scored Milan’s other goal while Nicolas Burdisso and Bojan

Krkic replied for Roma.

“Tonight he (Ibrahimovic) was excellent, he had an amazing game, as did (goalkeeper Christian) Abbiati who played very well and in some situations, like at 2-1, made important saves,” said Allegri.

“It’s a great win against a team that will do very well in the league, they will fight for the title as well as the other six.

“We had few worrying moments, we missed some chances and we conceded a goal

at the end and that kept the game in suspense until the end of injury time.”

Allegri was also pleased to see his team closing in on top spot.

They actually led the table ahead of the late match between Inter Milan and Juventus as well as Sunday’s matches.

Three teams can still overtake them with a victory while of those Juve can also do so with a draw.

“We’re closing in on top spot and we’ll just wait for the Udinese, Lazio and Inter-Juve games,” said Allegri.

“It was important for us to get some results because we’ve won our first direct clash (between title rivals) this season given that we’d already lost two (against Juve and Napoli).”

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.