Milan 4 – Cagliari 1: No mercy for The Islanders as Rossoneri take the points

AC Milan vs. Cagliari

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On Sunday, Cagliari suffer an away defeat to AC Milan at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Milan were looking to pick up points, following a 1-0 victory against Sampdoria. Cagliari, on the other hand, secured a point against Spezia Calcio in their previous match. As the table looks today, Milan are in 4th place, with 6 points from 2 matches, while Cagliari sit in 14th, with 1 point from 2.

Milan started the game well, with Sandro Tonali opening the rout in the 12th minute. However, they were unable to maintain their lead, Alessandro Deiola managed to equalize and take the sides off, 15 minutes in at 1-1. However, each side looked hungry to win and Rossoneri then found the back of the net in the 17th minute thanks to Rafael Leao, taking the score to 2-1. Milan looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Olivier Giroud at the 24 minute mark to establish a 3-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Olivier Giroud made it 4-1 just before half-time. The first half ended 4-1. The second part ended with little further action at either end and goalless.

For Milan, Ante Rebic, Ismael Bennacer, Alessandro Florenzi, Daniel Maldini and Samu Castillejo, came on for Rafael Leao, Sandro Tonali, Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Olivier Giroud. Cagliari replaced Luca Ceppitelli, Dalbert, Kevin Strootman, Leonardo Pavoletti and Alessandro Deiola for Gabriele Zappa, Babis Lykogiannis, Diego Farias, Damir Ceter and Gaston Pereiro.

There were bookings for Brahim Diaz from Milan. For Cagliari, Dalbert, Alessandro Deiola, Kevin Strootman, Diego Godin and Nahitan Nandez saw yellow.

Cagliari and Milan will next play at home to Genoa and Lazio respectively.

Technical card:
AC Milan: Mike Maignan, Davide Calabria, Fikayo Tomori, Simon Kjaer, Theo Hernandez, Alexis Saelemaekers (Alessandro Florenzi, min.68), Brahim Diaz (Daniel Maldini, min.85), Rade Krunic, Sandro Tonali (Ismael Bennacer, min.68), Rafael Leao (Ante Rebic, min.68) and Olivier Giroud (Samu Castillejo, min.90)
Cagliari: Boris Radunovic, Luca Ceppitelli (Gabriele Zappa, min.64), Andrea Carboni, Diego Godin, Nahitan Nandez, Razvan Marin, Alessandro Deiola (Gaston Pereiro, min.85), Kevin Strootman (Diego Farias, min.75), Dalbert (Babis Lykogiannis, min.75), Leonardo Pavoletti (Damir Ceter, min.85) and Joao Pedro
Stadium: the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza
Goals: Sandro Tonali (1-0, min. 12), Alessandro Deiola (1-1, min. 15), Rafael Leao (2-1, min. 17), Olivier Giroud (3-1, min. 24) and Olivier Giroud (4-1, min. 43)
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