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Ibrahimovic Double Saves Inter
Associated Press, January 21st, 2008 2:15PM

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Fittingly, the best player in Serie A came to the rescue of the best team in Serie A, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday fired home two late goals in the 3-2 win over Parma that kept Inter Milan undefeated and seven points clear of Roma at the top of the table. The Swede converted a penalty kick in the 88th minute to tie the score at 2-2 before winning the match in stoppage time, with a wonderful chest trap between two defenders and a finish from close range.

The goals brought Ibra's total to 13 goals, tying him for the scoring lead with Juve's David Trezeguet. "Parma played really well, they are a strong team and they gave us a tough time,'' Ibrahimovic said. "It's not important that I score goals, what is important is that we win.''

Inter opened the scoring in the 30th minute through Esteban Cambiasso, but Parma responded 10 minutes later through Luca Cigarini. Midway through the second half, Andrea Gasarroni put Parma in the lead. Inter's penalty with two minutes to go was mired in controversy: defender Fernando Couto stopped an Ibrahimovic header on the line, but as he fell to the ground the match official adjudged that his hand purposely grazed the ball and pointed to the penalty spot. Couto was subsequently sent off for the offense.

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