Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Harry Kane will remember February 7 as both players got on the scoresheet for their respective clubs to reach outstanding scoring milestones.
What a day it’s been for Ibrahimovic and Kane. After failing to hit the net in two Serie A games on the bounce, Zlatan grabbed two goals against Crotone, helping AC Milan return to the top.
The Rossoneri dismantled rock-bottom Crotone 4-0 at the San Siro thanks to Ibrahimovic’s double and Ante Rebic’s quick-fire brace.
Notably, the 30th-minute strike saw the 39-year-old Swede smash a 500-goal barrier, adding a spicy note to his illustrious career [via France24]. Despite enduring an injury-hit season so far, the towering striker has notched up 12 goals in just ten Serie A appearances and is only four goals shy of the current leading goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.
Since re-joining Milan, Ibrahimovic has gobbled 27 goals in 37 matches, almost single-handedly re-establishing the fallen giants as a force to be reckoned with.
On the other hand, a premature return to the field witnessed Kane do what he does best. The 27-year-old marksman hammered the ball past the West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone to propel Tottenham in front in the 54th minute.
It’s worth mentioning that Kane was expected to remain on the sidelines after nursing an ankle injury picked up against Liverpool for only a week. His partner in crime, Son Heung-min, was relentless just before the hour mark to put clear daylight between the sides and help Spurs put an end to a frustrating three-game losing run in the Premier League.
It was a special goal for Kane, who has now tied himself with Bobby Smith as the club’s joint-second highest scorer, having fired in 208 goals in 317 outings. After reaching this milestone, the England captain is now chasing Jimmy Greaves’ record of 266 goals, looking to become Tottenham’s all-time top-scorer.
Harry Kane has scored 20+ goals in all competitions in each of his last seven seasons for Tottenham 🤯 pic.twitter.com/SUPVbciubE— Goal (@goal) February 7, 2021