Rome (AP) – veteran soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic last-minute prevented AC Milan’s first defeat of the season in the Italian Serie A.

The Swede saved his team in injury time (90 + 3 minutes) from a hard-fought match the 2: 2 (1: 2) against Hellas Verona. After five wins and two draws, Milan remains the leader with 17 points after the seventh match day.

After just under 20 minutes, Antonin Barak (6th minute) and Mattia Zaccagni (19th) suddenly led the guests, while Milan took advantage of an own goal by Giangiacomo Magnani (27th) at 1: 2. Ibrahimovic missed a penalty in the 65th minute.

Record champion Juventus Turin had previously lost two points at the last minute. Due to the late goal of Felipe Caicedo, the team around superstar Cristiano Ronaldo had to settle for a 1-1 (1-0) at Lazio. That means that Juventus, currently sixth with 13 points, is currently not close to leader AC Milan.

Five-time world football player Ronaldo had put Turin ahead in the 15th minute. It was the Portuguese’s sixth goal of the season. The game between the top scorers was canceled. Because Lazios top scorer Ciro Immobile is currently out due to a positive corona test. The opponent in the Champions League group of Borussia Dortmund is alone in midfield despite winning the point.

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