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Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores 500th career goal in Milan win

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th and 501st goals of his club career, helping Milan back to the top of Serie A with a 4-0 win over bottom side Crotone on Sunday.
The 39-year-old fired a shot into the top corner in the first half to reach the landmark, more than 21 years after his first career goal for Swedish club Malmo in 1999. He netted 18 times for the Swedish club before spells at Ajax (48 goals), Juventus (26), Internazionale (66), Barcelona (22), Milan (56), PSG (156), Manchester United (29), LA Galaxy (53) and Milan again (27). Ibrahimovic tapped in his 14th goal in 11 league games after the break, and a double from Ante Rebic sealed a comfortable win for Stefano Pioli’s side. 

Milan are now two points clear of Inter with 49 points from 21 games. Crotone stay bottom with 12 points, four adrift of safety, while Benevento drew 1-1 with Sampdoria and Udinese beat Verona 2-0. 
In La Liga, sixth-placed Real Sociedad closed the gap on Villarreal – who drew at Elche last night – with a 4-1 win over Cádiz, who had Marcos Mauro sent off. Both Mikel Oyarzabal and Alexander Isak scored twice. 

In France, Ligue 1 leaders Lille won 2-0 at Nantes, re-establishing their two-point lead over Lyon; Jonathan David scored both goals. 

Meanwhile, Aleksandr Golovin’s hat-trick and Kevin Volland’s winner helped Monaco to a 4-3 win at Nîmes; they now sit level on points with third-placed PSG, who visit Marseille this evening

 Elsewhere, Montpellier beat Dijon 4-2, St-Étienne did for Metz 1-0 and Nice walloped Angers 3-0.

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