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Clarence Seedorf's AC Milan win again with late comeback at Cagliari

Cagliari v AC Milan - Giampaolo Pazzini

Two late goals in the space of three minutes gave new AC Milan boss Clarence Seedorf his second straight Serie A win since taking over at the San Siro.

Milan, who replaced Massimiliano Allegri with Seedorf after a terrible start to the season, trailed when Marco Sau slotted in against the run of play.

The visitors equalised through Mario Balotelli's bending 20-yard free-kick.

And substitute Giampaolo Pazzini helped Milan move up to ninth by swooping on Keisuke Honda's right-wing cross.

The comeback win against 14th-placed Cagliari demonstrated the new-found belief among Milan's players since Seedorf's return to the San Siro.

The 37-year-old Dutchman, who played for the Rossoneri from 2002 until 2012, had never coached a professional team before his appointment earlier this month.

But, despite a Coppa Italia defeat by Udinese in midweek, the four-time Champions League winner appears to have already instilled more resilience, with Milan also beating Verona thanks to a late Balotelli goal on Seedorf's managerial debut.

Elsewhere, neighbours Inter Milan were jeered off the San Siro pitch after being held to a 0-0 draw by rock-bottom Catania.

Line-ups

Cagliari

  • 25Avramov
  • 14Pisano
  • 29Murru
  • 5ContiBooked at 60mins
  • 15Rossettini
  • 13Astori
  • 21DessenaSubstituted forIbraimiat 89'minutes
  • 7CossuBooked at 89mins
  • 9SauSubstituted forCabreraat 69'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 51Pinilla
  • 20EkdalSubstituted forErikssonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Ibraimi
  • 16Eriksson
  • 22Cabrera
  • 24Perico
  • 26Adán
  • 34Del Fabro
  • 38Solinas

AC Milan

  • 1Amelia
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 28EmanuelsonSubstituted forAbateat 77'minutes
  • 18Montolivo
  • 13Rami
  • 25Bonera
  • 10Honda
  • 34de JongSubstituted forMuntariat 69'minutes
  • 45BalotelliBooked at 87mins
  • 22Dos Santos Leite
  • 7de SouzaSubstituted forPazziniat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Muntari
  • 5Mexes
  • 11Pazzini
  • 14Birsa
  • 20Abate
  • 21Constant
  • 24Cristante
  • 35Coppola
  • 59Vasconcellos Ferreira
Referee:
Daniele Doveri

Match Stats

Home TeamCagliariAway TeamAC Milan
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home21
Away19

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Sunday 26th January 2014

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