Ibrahimovic scores two as Milan win opener

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (r) has scored twice for AC Milan against Bologna in Italy's Serie A.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (r) has scored twice for AC Milan against Bologna in Italy's Serie A.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored twice and also missed an open goal to give AC Milan a 2-0 win over Bologna and get their Serie A campaign off to a winning start on Monday.

The 38-year-old broke the deadlock with a towering header in the 35th minute and added the second with a penalty - the first in Serie A this season - five minutes after the break.

The Swede could have scored a hat-trick but, having rounded goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski, he sent his left-foot shot wide of the target.

Milan, who finished sixth in Italy's top flight last season, remain unbeaten in all competitions since March 8.

One thousand spectators were allowed into the San Siro under the region's COVID-19 regulations and Milan invited local healthcare workers to take those places.

Australian Associated Press