Cagliari 0-2 Milan: Ibrahimovic brace helps Milan go 3-points clear at the top

Zlatan Ibrahimovic-AC Milan

The Swede was impressive on his return as Milan acquired an important away win.

AC Milan continue to be impressive in Serie A this season as they have defeated Cagliari away to claim three points.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his first start since November due to thigh injury, though he appeared as a substitute last week.

However, the significance of the 39-year-old remains the same as he bagged a double on his return, one from the penalty spot and another against the run of play.

The former PSG star has 12 goals to his name in Serie A this term, three goals shy of Juventus ace Cristiano Ronaldo.

The only drawback of Milan’s comprehensive victory turned out to be the dismissal of Alexis Saelemakers.

Stefano Pioli’s men, who are yet to be defeated, have now gone three points clear of their arch-rivals Inter Milan to the top of the league table.

The Italian gaffer offered his thoughts on the win.

“We think about giving our best every match, the season has been like this.”

 “I always ask my players for attention, we must all be ready, we were.

“We faced a test of strength, we deservedly won.

“I say thank you to the fans for their support, the team will do everything to give our best, we must continue to think that every match will be the most important.”

Milan await Gasperini’s Atalanta in the weekend’s mouthwatering Serie A fixture though the former one is said to be the favourites.