Serie A: AC Milan draw 3-3 with AS Roma as Zlatan scores twice

AC Milan draw 3-3 with AS Roma as Zlatan scores twice 

  • AC Milan played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with AS Roma on Monday night
  • The result leaves Milan on top of the league despite losing their winning streak

AC Milan draw 3-3 with AS Roma as Zlatan scores twice.

League leaders AC Milan dropped their first points of the season despite a Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace when a defiant AS Roma came from behind three times to draw 3-3 in an enthralling game at the San Siro on Monday night.

Ibrahimovic, 39, gave Milan the lead in the second minute before Edin Dzeko headed Roma level 12 minutes later after unconvincing goalkeeping from Ciprian Tatarusanu, who was deputising for Gianluigi Donnarumma after the Italian had contracted Covid-19.

Alexis Saelemaekers put Milan back in front two minutes after the break, but Roma hit back again in the 71st minute with a controversial penalty converted by Jordan Veretout.

Milan regained the lead with a spot kick of their own thanks to Ibrahimovic, making him the league’s top scorer, but Marash Kumbulla equalised again for Roma with six minutes left.

Milan sit at the summit of the table with 13 points from five games, two ahead of Napoli and Sassuolo, while Roma have eight.