Ac Milan regain their lead in the top of Serie A table after picking up a pretty convincing 3-1 victory over home team Cesena, in a game that saw Sulley Muntari opened his goal account with the Rossoneri.
Urby Emanuelson and Robinho also joins on the score sheet but giving much security for the Rossoneri despite the home team’s ability in pulling one back through Pudil, which didn’t really affect the outcome of the game.
Coming into the match from a convincing victory in the Champions League, Milan were looking very confident from the start as they immediately create several goal scoring chances mainly through new signing, Muntari and also captain Massimo Ambrosini. After almost half hour played, the Rossoneri finally got the goal they deserved and it was the new boy from Ghana who cracked his debut after pouncing on Thiago Silva’s spilled free kick shot.
Shortly after Muntari’s opener, Milan doubled their advantage as this time it was Emanuelson’s turn to bag his first goal this season with a sensational long range effort after receiving Robinho’s pass. The Dutchman who has been impressing a lot in recent matches, has obviously win more supports with his long range screamer, something that he usually did during the player’s time at Ajax Amsterdam.
Trailing two goals down, Cesena were trying to improve their game in the second period as they were proving more physical pressure for the Rossoneri, resulting in several goal scoring chances after a very dull first period. However, it was still Milan’s match as they grabbed the third through Robinho who was ridiculously left unmarked in the penalty area, simply being allowed to add his tally and showed his renewed confidence after previously netting a double against Arsenal.
Milan players showed their bad habit though after securing the victory as they allowed Cesena to play more football and eventually the home team did managed to pull one back through their January signing Daniel Pudil. The goal arrived after a bad clearance from Daniele Bonera, giving the chance for Pudil to pounce on the loose ball and beat Christian Abbiati with a long range shot which from the replay actually looked pretty savable.
Both teams created some more chances in the final minutes but the final score didn’t change and obviously a deserved victory for Massimiliano Allegri’s side as they remain top of Serie A just before next weekend big match against Juventus. An important victory from Milan considering once again they were playing without many important players as injury issues remains a big problem for the Red and Black squad.
Cesena V Ac Milan 1-3
Goals: Pudil 64 (Cesena); Muntari 29, Emanuelson 31, Robinho 55 (Milan)
Cesena: Antonioli; Rossi, Benalouane, Rodriguez; Comotto, Santana (Martinez 82), Colucci (Guana 71), Parolo, Pudil; Mutu, Iaquinta
Milan: Abbiati; Abate, Bonera, Thiago Silva, Mesbah; Nocerino, Ambrosini (Van Bommel 51), Muntari; Emanuelson; Maxi Lopez (Inzaghi 91), Robinho (El Shaarawy 77)