Sunday, 07 February 2021 19:10

Staff Reporter.

Photo Credit: Reuters.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the 500th club goal of his career and added a second as AC Milan reclaimed top spot in Serie A with a 4-0 win over bottom side Crotone on Sunday.

He returned to Milan in 2020 and his strike against Crotone was his 26th of his second spell, bringing his total for the Rossoneri to 82. He was the first player to reach the half-century mark for both San Siro clubs.

Ibrahimovic is one of only three active players -- after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi -- to have scored 500 goals at club level.

He also has 62 goals for national team Sweden.

The 39-year-old Swedish striker 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.

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 moved two points clear of Inter Milan at the top with 49 points from 21 games. Crotone remained bottom with 12 points, four adrift of safety.