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Milan's Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits that winning against Catania was difficult...

Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has admitted that winning against Catania in Sicily on Saturday was tough.

The Rossoneri were reduced to 10 men early in the second half but scored twice thereafter to register a 2-0 victory in Serie A. Ibrahimovic was the protagonist of the win as he provided the assist for Robinho's opener and then scored the second.

However, after the game the Swedish striker admitted that Catania had made it tough for them and, according to Milan's official website, said: ‘It was important to win. I think that by winning here we made a statement.

"It’s not easy to play in this stadium, away from home, against an aggressive and strong Catania.

"We earned an important win thanks to our great will, it wasn’t easy with one man down. Paradoxically, with 10 against 11 we had more space and created bigger chances.

"I was very happy about my goal, because being up 2-0 we didn’t have to worry in the final minutes of the game. We just had to concentrate on defending."

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