August 8, 2022

Zlatan (briefly) forgot his own strength

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic accidentally smashed a window on AC Milan’s team coach as he encouraged fans outside the San Siro stadium.

The Milan players were greeted by a raucous crowd as they arrived at the San Siro ahead of their clash with Atalanta on Sunday.

Stefano Pioli’s side knew that a win would put them on the verge of a first Serie A title in 11 years going into next weekend’s final  match against Sassuolo.

As the team bus neared the historic ground, Ibrahimovic appeared to get a bit carried away as the players and supporters attempted to pump each other up.

The 40-year-old began to bang on the front window as he soaked up the incredible atmosphere. However, the Swede clearly forgot his own strength and ended up smashing the glass instead.

Milan secure important win over Atalanta

Thankfully, the crack was only small and no one was injured as a result, with Ibrahimovic’s antics clearly having a positive impact as the fans roared the Rossoneri on to a 2-0 win over Gian Piero Gasperini’s side.

The home side secured a crucial victory to remain two points clear of rivals and defending champions Inter, thanks to goals from Rafael Leao and Theo Hernandez.

Despite an underwhelming first half, Pioli’s men performed well in the second period to stretch their unbeaten Serie A run to 15 matches with their fifth league success in a row.

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“I had to say goodbye to the fans, it’s a year that excites me. It’s not over yet, we must be determined and calm,” Pioli said.

“I am very satisfied, because we played against a strong team that created difficulties for us. We did well in the attacking phase and we found solutions.

“I’m living very normal weeks, because I see the positive attitude of my players. We have an important background, derived from two years together. The boys make me proud.”

Can Inter Milan cause an upset?

Elsewhere in Serie A, Inter Milan side secured an important 2-1 win over Cagliari. Simone Inzaghi’s side face Sampdoria on the final day of the season.

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