Cagliari 1-3 AC Milan: Ruben Loftus-Cheek Scores Spectacular Goal as Rossoneri Secure Impressive Win

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Ruben Loftus-Cheek marked his debut goal for AC Milan with a magnificent strike, contributing to Stefano Pioli’s team’s impressive 3-1 victory over Cagliari on Wednesday afternoon. Despite an initial lead by the home side through Zito Luvumbo, Milan quickly turned the tables with goals from Noah Okafor and Fikayo Tomori just before halftime. Loftus-Cheek added to the excitement in the second half by scoring a breathtaking goal. This victory marked Milan’s second consecutive win.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fikayo Tomori were on target as AC Milan moved level on points with neighbours Inter at the Serie A summit following a fine 3-1 comeback success at winless Cagliari.
The England internationals struck either side of the break as Stefano Pioli’s side made it five wins from six league outings to completely banish the memory of their recent derby humbling.
The Rossoneri controlled the majority of the contest in Sardinia but fell behind just shy of the half hour when Zito Luvumbo thundered home a rising strike from the right side of the area.

Milan continued to press and turned the tide with a double blast inside six minutes at the very end of the half.
First, Noah Okafor snared his first goal for the club when he gobbled up a rebound after Boris Radunovic could only parry Christian Pulisic’s cross back into the danger zone.
Tomori then bundled in from close range after the Cagliari stopper made another meal of dealing with Tijani Reijnders’ cross. It was Tomori’s first goal for the club in 354 days.

The Chelsea connection continued following the restart as Loftus-Cheek made sure of the points on the hour mark with a rasping 25-yard strike that opened his Milan account in style.

Cagliari 1-3 AC Milan: Ruben Loftus-Cheek Scores Spectacular Goal as Rossoneri Secure Impressive Win

The result sees Milan move level on points with leaders Inter, who can pull clear again if they avoid defeat against Sassuolo later on Wednesday evening.
Milan will now switch focus to a tasty clash with Lazio on Saturday.
Rock-bottom Cagliari visit Fiorentina on Monday still searching for that elusive first win back in the top-flight.
Milan make critics eat their words for the time-being. Pioli and Co have weathered some stinging criticism since their 5-1 reversal against Inter on September 16.
They have responded with back-to-back Serie A victories and a 0-0 draw with Newcastle in the Champions League, chalking up two clean sheets from three outings.
For some it’s still far from vintage with legendary coach Arrigo Sacchi amongst those still not overly impressed. However, the derby demolition is looking more and more like a blip in an otherwise solid start to the campaign and this win in Cagliari showed they have strength in the squad to get a result when some key players are given a rest as a result of the relentless fixture demands home and abroad.

Christian Pulisic, now with AC Milan, has made a promising transition to Serie A, showcasing his effectiveness in this match. His dynamic runs consistently posed a threat to the Cagliari defense, and he played a pivotal role in two of the three goals scored during the contest.

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