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Cagliari 0-2 AC Milan: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores twice as visitors regain three-point lead at top of Serie A

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores his second goal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now found the net in nine successive league starts

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan regained their three-point lead at the top of Serie A with a victory at Cagliari.

Inter Milan's win over Juventus on Sunday had put them level on points with Stefano Pioli's side.

Ibrahimovic, who now has 13 goals from 13 matches this term, won and converted a penalty to open the scoring.

His second after the break ensured a comfortable evening for Milan, who had Alexis Saelemaekers sent off.

Ibrahimovic's efforts in front of goal mean Milan have now scored in 19 consecutive away fixtures in Serie A to equal their best ever run in the competition.

That came during Fabio Capello's first stint in charge of the club and cut across the 1991-92 and 1992-93 campaigns, when the Rossoneri went on to win the Scudetto in both seasons.

Line-ups

Cagliari

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 28Cragno
  • 25ZappaSubstituted forPavolettiat 79'minutes
  • 23CeppitelliBooked at 88mins
  • 2GodínBooked at 83mins
  • 22Lykogiannis
  • 8Marin
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 32DuncanSubstituted forOlivaat 68'minutes
  • 20PereiroSubstituted forSottilat 57'minutes
  • 10Geraldino dos Santos Galvão
  • 9SimeoneSubstituted forCerriat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Aresti
  • 3Tripaldelli
  • 12Caligara
  • 17Tramoni
  • 21Oliva
  • 27Cerri
  • 30Pavoletti
  • 31Vicario
  • 33Sottil
  • 36Boccia
  • 38Del Pupo
  • 40Walukiewicz

AC Milan

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 2Calabria
  • 24KjaerSubstituted forKalulu Kyatengwaat 45'minutes
  • 13RomagnoliBooked at 39mins
  • 5Dalot
  • 8TonaliSubstituted forMeitéat 72'minutes
  • 79Kessié
  • 7Castillejo Azuaga
  • 21DíazSubstituted forContiat 83'minutes
  • 15HaugeSubstituted forSaelemaekersat 66'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 11Ibrahimovic

Substitutes

  • 1Tatarusanu
  • 14Conti
  • 18Meité
  • 20Kalulu Kyatengwa
  • 22Musacchio
  • 27Maldini
  • 29Colombo
  • 56Saelemaekers
  • 81Michelis
  • 86Di Gesù
  • 90Donnarumma
  • 93Roback
Referee:
Rosario Abisso

Match Stats

Home TeamCagliariAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cagliari 0, Milan 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Cagliari 0, Milan 2.

  3. Post update

    Soualiho Meité (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christian Oliva (Cagliari).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pierre Kalulu Kyatengwa.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Alessio Romagnoli.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Alberto Cerri (Cagliari) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan with a cross.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Diogo Dalot (Milan) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a headed pass.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Leonardo Pavoletti (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alberto Cerri with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Milan. Pierre Kalulu Kyatengwa tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

  12. Booking

    Luca Ceppitelli (Cagliari) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Soualiho Meité (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luca Ceppitelli (Cagliari).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Alberto Cerri.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Diogo Dalot (Milan) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Kessié.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Franck Kessié.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Milan. Conceded by Diego Godín.

  19. Post update

    Andrea Conti (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Alberto Cerri (Cagliari).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 18th January 2021

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan18134139192043
2Inter Milan18124245232240
3Napoli17111540162434
4Roma1810443729834
5Juventus1796235181733
6Atalanta1795340221832
7Lazio189453025531
8Sassuolo188643127430
9Hellas Verona187652217527
10Sampdoria187292829-123
11Benevento186392134-1321
12Bologna185582431-720
13Spezia184682332-918
14Fiorentina184681829-1118
15Udinese174491927-816
16Genoa183691830-1215
17Cagliari1835102336-1314
18Torino182792635-913
19Parma182791434-2013
20Crotone1833122141-2012
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