AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, recently recovered from a COVID-19 infection, scored an early brace to secure a 2-1 win over Inter in the Serie A derby on Saturday.

The 39-year-old Swedish striker put Milan in front after 13 minutes, tapping the ball in from the rebound after his penalty was saved by Samir Handanovic, and struck again three minutes later to give his side its first league win over its neighbours since January 2016.

Romelu Lukaku pulled one back for Inter in the 29th minute, the first Serie A goal Milan has conceded this season, and had a penalty revoked by VAR for offside in the second half.

Milan has won all four games in Serie A this season and lead with 12 points while Inter has seven after its first defeat.

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The first half was an end-to-end affair but the pace dropped considerably in the second half as mistakes…

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