AC Milan continue their good form as they ease past Cagliari

AC Milan defeats Cagliari || Credit: AC Milan/X

AC Milan continue their good form as they ease past Cagliari

Stephen Oladehinde 20:16 - 27.09.2023

AC Milan returned from a goal down to defeat Cagliari as they continued their chase for the scudetto.

Stefano Pioli’s men were looking to keep the pace with Inter Milan who sit top of the Serie A table with 15 points.

They were able to carve out a decent result against their opponent Cagliari by defeating them 3-1.

Cagliari opened the scoring in the first half before AC Milan rallied back and scored the equaliser before the break.

They added two more goals in the second half to seal their victory and be on the same point as their rival Inter.

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As it happened 

Cagliari manager Claudio Ranieri made six changes to his side that lost 2-0 away from home to Atalanta during the weekend.

Stefano Pioli, AC Milan manager, on the other hand, made five changes to his side that carved out a 1-0 win over Hellas Verona at the weekend.

Nigerian forward Samuel Chukuweze was included in the starting lineup by Stefano Pioli as he replaced Leao.

The game started with both teams going at each other and trying to get the first goal of the game.

However, it was the home team that got the first goal when Nahitan Nandez played a simple square pass into the feet of Zito Luvumbu in the box, who composed himself and lashed the ball into the roof of the net. 

AC Milan then pushed for an equaliser and got it in the 40th minute when Noah Okafor found himself at the end of a rebound inside the box and gleefully rifled the ball into the left side of the goal.

The second half started and AC Milan took the lead when the ball rebounded to Fikayo Tomori after a melee in the box, and he easily beat the keeper from close range.

The third goal came in the 60th minute when Ruben Loftus-Cheek neatly controlled a decent pass from Christian Pulisic. 

He looks up and smashes an unstoppable drive into the bottom left corner from the edge of the box.

The referee blew the whistle for full time with AC Milan getting a comfortable win away from home.