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Europa League : Ibrahimovic Inspires Ac Milan To 2-0 Win Over Shamrock Rovers

Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Hakan Calhanoglu saw AC Milan beat Shamrock Rovers in their Europa League qualifier in Dublin.

Ibrahimovic clinically fired home from the edge of the box on 23 minutes after playing a one-two with Calhanoglu.

The Swede hit the bar, before playing his part in a precise passing move which set up Turkey forward Calhanoglu, who scored with a tidy finish on 67.

Rovers' Aaron Greene forced three good saves from Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The Milan goalkeeper twice denied Greene in the first half and made another fine stop after the interval at a tallaght stadium devoid of spectators in line with UEFA guidelines.

The victory will provide a boost for the series a side in their first competitive fixture of their new Covid-19 delayed season.