AC Milan moved back into fourth place in Serie A with a comfortable 3-0 win over Cagliari on Sunday evening.
Milan started well and were ahead after 13 minutes courtesy of an own-goal from Luca Ceppitelli. Alessio Cragno could only palm a Suso effort back into the danger zone and the ball bounced straight off the unfortunate Ceppitelli and into the back of the vacant net.
Il Rossoneri then went on to double their lead ten minutes later through Lucas Paqueta. Davide Calabria delivered a wicked cross to the back post and Paqueta was on hand to volley the ball home with consummate ease for his first goal in red and black.
Both keepers were kept busy thereafter, but neither side was able to add to the scoreline before the half-time interval.
Milan rode their luck on the sixty minute mark when Joao Pedro inexplicably hit the bar from close range and they capitalised on the Brazilian’s wastefulness by scoring a third goal moments later. Krzysztof Piatek found the net once again, passing the ball home after a scramble in the Cagliari box.
Cagliari did fashion themselves one or two half-chances in their search for a consolation goal, but Milan held strong at the back and finished the game as comfortable 3-0 winners.