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Zlatan admits slapping opponent ‘an error’

AC Milan's Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will miss the top of the table clash with Serie A leaders Juventus on February 25th after he was suspended for three matches.

Zlatan admits slapping opponent 'an error'

“I made a huge error… It happens, it happens… I must learn from my mistakes,” Ibrahimovic said after the incident.

The volatile 30-year-old – who has scored 15 times this season and lies second in the Serie A scorers list – received the ban for slapping Napoli player Salvatore Aronica in the face during Sunday’s 0-0 draw, for which he was red carded.

AC Milan said they will appeal the ruling by the Italian League’s Disciplinary

Commission. However, Ibrahimovic accepted that he had slipped-up.

“There is no need of video images to prove what I did, I made a mistake.

“But I have confidence in the team, it will be just as good without me.”

‘Ibra’ has a chequered disciplinary record in Italy – last season he was sent off two matches in a row while seven years ago when he was playing for Juventus he missed a title-deciding match with Milan because he was serving a suspension.

He was suspended after headbutting Inter Milan’s combative Serbian Sinisa

Mihajlovic and then hit the latter’s Inter team-mate Ivan Cordoba.

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Zlatan has been ‘cured’ of coronavirus: AC Milan

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given the all-clear to end his quarantine period and return to action after testing negative for coronavirus, the Serie A club announced on Friday.

Zlatan has been 'cured' of coronavirus: AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal in September. Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP
Milan confirmed in a statement that the Swedish striker had “tested negative” twice in a row, as stipulated in the protocol to be able to lift the quarantine procedure.
   
Ibrahimovic, 39, sounded a more triumphal note on his social media: “You are cured! The health authority says the quarantine is over, you can go out!”, he wrote on Twitter.

The announcement comes a day after Milan said Ibrahimovic had tested positive a second time for Covid-19, putting in doubt his participation in the Milan derby on October 17.
 
   
Ibrahimovic first tested positive on September 24.
   
The derby remains in doubt with two other Milan players and five from Inter currently in self-quarantine.
   
In spite of his absence, Milan have made a decent start to the season, having climbed to second in Serie A after winning all three of their games and reaching the group stages of the Europa League.
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