Serie A: Zlatan sets new record, Immobile equals Higuain's feat
Zlatan Ibrahimovic was once again amongst the records as he helped AC Milan settle for a sixth position in the Serie A 2019-20 season. Meanwhile, Lazio forward Ciro Immobile equaled Gonzalo Higuain's Serie A record. Immobile also won the European Golden Shoe for an excellent domestic season. Here we look at the records scripted by Zlatan and Immobile.
Since joining Milan in January, Zlatan ended the league campaign with 10 goals after his strike against Cagliari in a 3-0 win in gameweek 38. With this tally, the legend is now the oldest man ever to score 10 or more in the Italian top flight, breaking a mark set by Silvio Piola more than 60 years ago.
Lazio many have lost against Napoli in the final gameweek, however, forward Immobile ended the campaign with another goal. The Italian netted his 36th goal of the Serie A campaign and equaled the record set by Gonzalo Higuain in 2015-16. Immobile pocketed his third Capocannoniere honor, besides winning a maiden European Golden Shoe after finishing as the top scorer across domestic leagues.
At 38 years and 302 days, Zlatan has taken the record from former legend Silvio Piola. The former Lazio, Torino and Juventus star was 38 years and 127 days old when he achieved the feat for Novara in the early 1950s.
In gameweek 37 of the Serie A 2019-20 season, Zlatan had gone on to script a new record, following his brace against Sampdoria. Zlatan became the first-ever player to score 50-plus goals for both Milan clubs (AC Milan and Inter), who share the same stadium.