Zlatan and Mourinho hog Serie A spotlight

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Seven minutes is all Zlatan Ibrahimovic required after four months out for a left knee injury - including surgery - before he scored in his first match back for AC Milan.

Ibrahimovic came off the bench on the hour mark then quickly redirected a cross from Ante Rebic from close range for his side's second goal in a 2-0 Serie A victory over Lazio.

The win extended Milan's perfect start and moved the Rossoneri level with Roma and Napoli atop the Serie A standings through three rounds - two points clear of Inter Milan.

Roma beat Sassuolo 2-1 in Jose Mourinho's 1,000th game as a manager while defending champions Inter dropped their first points this season with a 2-2 draw at Sampdoria.

Ibrahimovic latest goal means he has now scored in 24 different league seasons.

Rafael Leao opened the scoring for Milan just before the break while Franck Kessie missed a penalty for Milan in first-half added time when he banged his attempt off the crossbar.

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri was shown a red card after the final whistle as several players, including Ibrahimovic and Lucas Leiva, got into a shoving match.

Homegrown talent Federico Dimarco opened the scoring for Inter by curling a free kick around Sampdoria's wall and into the top left corner for a memorable first senior goal with the club.

Maya Yoshida equalised for Sampdoria after the half-hour mark with a shot that was deflected in off Inter striker Edin Dzeko.

Lautaro Martinez restored Inter's advantage with an expert volley but in a match full of spectacular goals Sampdoria's Tommaso Augello equalised with a similar effort to the Nerazzurri's Argentine ace.

Mourinho marked his milestone by running the length of the field to celebrate Stephan El Shaarawy's late winner in a 2-1 victory over Sassuolo.

Bryan Cristante had put Roma ahead from a free kick before the break and Filip Duricic equalised before the hour mark.

El Shaarawy's goal came with a curling effort that bounced in off the far post.

Roma's entire squad - including Mourinho - reacted by running down to share the moment before the Curva Sud where the team's "ultra" fans sit.

It was the 639th win of Mourinho's career.

"During the week, I lied to myself, telling everyone this was not a special game. I was trying to convince myself it was not special. It was a special match," Mourinho said.

"It was a match with a special number for me, which I will remember until the last day of my life"

Promoted Salernitana were routed 4-0 at Torino, an 89th-minute goal from Lazar Samardzic earned Udinese a 1-0 win at Spezia while Genoa came back from two goals down for a 3-2 win at Cagliari.

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