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Zlatan Ibrahimovic matches Cristiano Ronaldo record in AC Milan victory - European round-up

AC Milan return to the top of Serie A as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double helps them to a 3-0 win at Venezia; Nice shake off early red card for Morgan Schneiderlin to ease to 3-0 victory over Brest and move second in Ligue 1; Cologne go sixth in Bundesliga with 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin

Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the second player - after Cristiano Ronaldo - to score against 30 top-flight teams in any of Europe's top-five leagues since 2000 against Venezia.
Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic became the second player - after Cristiano Ronaldo - to score against 80 top-flight teams in any of Europe's top five leagues since 2000 when he netted against Venezia

Juventus scored three goals in seven minutes to come from behind in a thrilling 4-3 victory away at Roma.

The home side had led 3-1 with just over 20 minutes left before Juve's stunning comeback. Roma's Lorenzo Pellegrini also had a late penalty saved by Wojciech Szczesny after Matthijs De Ligt had been shown a second yellow card for handball.

Tammy Abraham nodded home Jordan Veretout's near-post corner to open the scoring before Paulo Dybala levelled things up.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan restored Roma's lead at the start of the second half and Pellegrini curled a stunning 25-yard free-kick into the top corner to seemingly put the home side on course for the win.

However, goals from Manuel Locatelli, substitute Dejan Kulusevski and Mattia De Sciglio turned the match on its head.

The win keeps Juventus fifth and three points behind fourth-placed Atalanta, who occupy the final Champions League spot after thrashing Udinese 6-2.

Jose Mourinho was furious with his Roma side after they threw away a 3-1 lead to lose to Juventus
Image: Jose Mourinho was furious with his Roma side after they threw away a 3-1 lead to lose to Juventus

Zlatan Ibrahimovic matched a Cristiano Ronaldo record as depleted AC Milan kept up the pressure on title rivals Inter with a comfortable 3-0 win at Venezia.

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Ibrahimovic opened the scoring inside two minutes as he scored against an 80th team in the top five European leagues. Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo - who did so against Burnley on December 30 - are the only players to reach that milestone since 2000.

A double from Theo Hernandez wrapped up the Milan victory. Venezia were reduced to 10 men when defender Michael Svoboda was sent off for handling the ball on the line, with Hernandez dispatching the spot-kick.

The win briefly moved Milan to the top of the Serie A table, though Inter returned to the summit with a 2-1 home win against Lazio.

Milan Skriniar headed a second-half winner for Simone Inzaghi's side after Ciro Immobile had cancelled out Alessandro Bastoni's early opener at San Siro.

Napoli stay third after Andrea Petagna's goal gave them a 1-0 home win against Sampdoria.

Gianluca Scamacca scored a hat-trick in Sassuolo's 5-1 victory at Empoli, who had Mattia Viti sent off on the hour mark.

Salernitana gained only their third league win of the season as they won 2-1 at Verona, while Spezia won 1-0 at Genoa.

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    Amine Gouiri scored Nice's third late on
    Image: Amine Gouiri scored Nice's third goal late on

    Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain drew 1-1 at Lyon, with Thilo Kehrer cancelling out Lucas Paqueta's early opening goal for the hosts.

    Goals from Kasper Dolberg, Andy Delort and Amine Gouiri saw second-placed Nice win 3-0 at Brest, despite Morgan Schneiderlin's red card after just 20 minutes.

    Strasbourg were 2-0 winners at Metz while Clermont against Reims and Nantes against Monaco both finished goalless.

    Bundesliga: Cologne move sixth with Hertha victory

    Jan Thielmann scored in injury-time to seal Cologne's jump up to sixth place in the Bundesliga with a 3-1 win at Hertha Berlin.

    Anthony Modeste and former Hertha player Ondrej Duda also scored as Cologne won a third straight league game and went ahead of Union Berlin on goal difference.

    Hertha had to contend with coronavirus infections during the week. Santiago Ascacibar and Lucas Tousart recovered in time to play - the latter as a substitute - but coach Tayfun Korkut was without defender Dedryck Boyata and forward Ishak Belfodil.

    Duda and Mark Uth missed good chances for Cologne before goalkeeper Marvin Schwabe foiled Myziane Maolida with Hertha's best chance in the 28th minute.

    Uth crossed for Modeste to head the opening goal a minute later, and Duda returned a half-cleared ball to make it 2-0 in the 32nd another three afterwards.

    Hertha looked a shadow of the team who had beaten Borussia Dortmund before the winter break, but the home team improved. Darida pulled a goal back just before the hour when his free-kick managed to evade team-mates and opponents alike before nestling inside the far post.

    Elsewhere on Sunday, Wolfsburg slumped to a 1-0 loss at promoted Bochum in the late game.

    Milo Pantovics 65th-minute header was enough for Bochum to move 11th in the table and leave Wolfsburg floundering in 14th.

    Florian Kohfeldt's team has now lost their last eight games in all competitions, including six in the Bundesliga.

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