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Is Zlatan Ibrahimovich the most dominant striker in Europe right now?

The 39-year-old Swedish striker has been through a lot the last few seasons including injuries, transfers and Positive COVID-19 results, but none of it has affected his game. What we love about him the most is not his character or his experience on the pitch. It’s his goalscoring.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Photo Source Zlatan Twitter. Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a 93rd minute overheadkick against Hellas Verona.

A Zlatan Ibrahimovich on top his game is up there with the best players in the world; you can’t argue that. The form he is in currently makes us ask the question: Is Zlatan Ibrahimovich the most dominant striker in Europe right now?

At 35-years old, Ibrahimovich lit up the Premier League for Manchester United and after a horrible knee injury that was meant to end his career and a stint in the States, Zlatan is breaking records and rejuvenating a historic Italian club back to the top.  

After recently contracting the coronavirus, Zlatan said in a tweet “Covid had the courage to challenge me. Bad idea.” Since his 2 ½ week self isolation, Zlatan has been lighting up the Seria A with goals, goals and more goals. 

Zlatan has scored 8 goals in 5 games (with missing two games due to COVID) and tops the Seria A goalscorer list ahead of Ronaldo who has 6 goals. 

At the weekend he helped bring his side back from 0-2 against Hellas Verona with a stunning overhead kick in the 93rd minute to keep Milan’s unbeaten run going. Zlatan Tweeted after the game “Why run when you can fly.”

They sit top of Serie A with 17 points, 3 points ahead of Napoli and AS Roma and 6 points ahead of arch rivals Inter Milan who they have already beaten in the league this year. 

Is it really any surprise we see this kind of class from Ibrahimovich? He left Manchester with 17 goals in 33 games and only lost 4 times in the games he played. He left LA Galaxy as the highest goalscorer for the franchise with 52 goals in 56 games. Zlatan then moves to Italy and only on a 6-month trial (which speaks volumes of his passion to play and he will do it in any circumstance necessary) and scores 10 goals in 18 games to make his claim he can still cut it with the best. 

How long will he keep his goalscoring going? Our guess it will never end.   

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