AC Milan got off to a terrible start in Serie A, but with some of their injury problems clearing up, the Rossoneri are hitting their stride and appear to be coming into some fine form. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Antonio Nocerino were at their best on Wednesday afternoon, tearing apart Parma to the tune of four goals, defeating them 4-1.
Nocerino scored the opener in the 30th minute, technically assisted by Ibrahimovic, but in reality assisted by the Parma defense. A sea of defenders completely failed to pick up Nocerino and clear the ball when Ibrahimovic laid the ball across the box to him, then goalkeeper Antonio Mirante - perhaps stunned at his teammates' incompetence - stood still when Nocerino got through one-on-one, allowing him to score easily.
That was a bit of a garbage goal, but Nocerino's second goal was anything but. The former Palermo midfielder completed his brace with an absolute screamer into the top corner, and it seemed like the game was over from there.
Ibrahimovic added a goal of his own in the 73rd minute, which was quickly answered by a Sebastian Giovinco strike in the 78th minute. Nocerino would finish off the game and put the icing on the cake for Milan, though, completing a hat trick with a headed goal in stoppage time.