sport news the veterans' playground with Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ...

The past few seasons have seen Serie A develop the reputation of being a safe haven for Premier League players who have lost their way.

The likes of Alexis Sanchez, Chris Smalling and Romelu Lukaku have grasped the fresh opportunity to rediscover what they had been missing in England's top flight, turning out great performances with consistency for their new clubs. 

But after six league games, it is safe to say that 's top division should now be viewed as a veterans' playground, with two other former stars lighting up Serie A. 

Serie A is fast becoming the veterans' playground with two evergreen strikers in great form

Serie A is fast becoming the veterans' playground with two evergreen strikers in great form

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the scoring charts after six league games

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo lead the scoring charts after six league games

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Cristiano Ronaldo appear unstoppable in . The Swede leads the race for the Capocannoniere award having netted a remarkable 10 goals in six league games. 

The 39-year-old's return to European football late last year was met with surprise among fans and pundits. 

Given the former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain star's age, what possible use would he be to Stefano Pioli's Milan? 

Yet Ibrahimovic has proved once more that you rule him out to your peril. 

The 39-year-old has likened himself to Benjamin Button as he continues to roll back the years

The 39-year-old has likened himself to Benjamin Button as he continues to roll back the years

The Swede was at the double and gave Kalidou Koulibaly the run around in the win over Napoli

The Swede was at the double and gave Kalidou Koulibaly the run around in the win over Napoli

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'I'm like Benjamin Button, I was born old and I die young,' he once famously quipped. 

If his performances in this opening stanza are anything to go by, he will take some stopping these season. 

Against a confident Napoli side, with one of Europe's best central defenders in Kalidou Koulibaly on show, Ibrahimovic rolled back the years with a sublime performance for Pioli's side at the San Paolo.

Milan's talisman scored his first with a wonderful header from a deep cross that left Alex Meret with no chance between the sticks. His second, a tap in with the thigh just after half time, was a typical poacher's effort. 

AC Milan lead Serie A and ordinarily very few would be able to keep up with Ibrahimovic

AC Milan lead Serie A and ordinarily very few would be able to keep up with Ibrahimovic

However, Ronaldo is displaying the sort of form to match the former Barcelona and PSG striker

However, Ronaldo is displaying the sort of form to match the former Barcelona and PSG striker

He was substituted with 10 minutes remaining and Italian media are reporting he has picked up a hamstring problem, which would be a huge concern for Pioli. 

In this sort of form, it would seem implausible for any of his rivals to keep up with him. Unless, of course, you are Cristiano Ronaldo. 

It is becoming increasingly apparent how much this Juventus side lean on their 35-year-old superstar. New boss Andrea Pirlo has often lauded his striker's contributions, but Ronaldo's performances for the Old Lady speak for

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