AC Milan 2 Cagliari 1: Despite spending nearly £200million in transfer window, academy graduate Patrick Cutrone is hero for Rossoneri

 

Vincenzo Montella’s men made it two wins from two to set down stall as title contenders — but there is work to be done

Patrick Cutrone, 19, followed up his goal on the opening day of the season with the opener against Cagliari.

Patrick Cutrone, 19, scored the opener for AC Milan in clash with Cagliari

Patrick Cutrone, 19, scored the opener for AC Milan in clash with Cagliari

Suso celebrates after his stunning free-kick earned Milan three points

Suso celebrates after his stunning free-kick earned Milan three points

And former Liverpool winger Suso — who shone for the Rossoneri last season — settled the game with a stunning free-kick.

Having spent so much, and starting the season with an impressive 3-0 win at Crotone, Milan are seen by many as genuine title contenders.

But, judging by this performance, they’re still a long way away.

New signing Ivan Kalinic started on the bench and, in his absence Cutrone stepped up once again.

The 19-year-old followed up his goal on the opening day of the season to tap in from Suso’s inch-perfect cross.

However, Milan were pegged back after their back four — all of which were summer arrivals — were hopelessly caught out.

Patrick Cutrone celebrates scoring for second week in a row for Milan

Patrick Cutrone celebrates scoring for second week in a row for Milan

AC Milan players celebrates after making it two wins in two in Serie A

AC Milan players celebrates after making it two wins in two in Serie A

Gianluigi Donnarumma stayed at AC Milan and has enjoyed good start to season

Gianluigi Donnarumma stayed at AC Milan and has enjoyed good start to season

Leonardo Bonucci, in particular, was guilty of being in No Man’s Land and the mix-up allowed Joao Pedro to tap home the equaliser ten minutes into the second-half.

But the lead didn’t last long as Suso put the hosts back in front with a sensational free-kick.

Twice the referee was forced to refer penalty incidents on the VAR system — and both were turned down.

Leonardo Bonucci was caught out of position as Cagliari scored equaliser

Leonardo Bonucci was caught out of position as Cagliari scored equaliser

Yet, it led to NINE minutes of stoppage time.

However, Milan held firm and made it two wins from two.

Elsewhere, so did Napoli, who came from behind to beat Atalanta at home — a match they lost 2-0 last season.

Piotr Zielinski is clearly delighted after sensational opener for Napoli

Piotr Zielinski is clearly delighted after sensational opener for Napoli

Dries Mertens opened his account for the season with second against Atalanta

Dries Mertens opened his account for the season with second against Atalanta

Bryan Cristante gave the visitors an 15th-minute, which lasted until the 57th minute when Piotr Zielinski fired the hosts level with a stunning effort.

Five minutes later, Dries Mertens got his season up and running when he finished off from Lorenzo Insigne’s cross.

And Marko Rog added a late third.

The Belgian scored twice against West Ham on Sunday to put an immediate market down in the Golden Boot race.

Harry Kane, who has NEVER scored a goal in August, is 2/1.

And there is value to be had in Alexandre Lacazette.

He is 8/1 even after scoring on his debut against Leicester last week.

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Leonardo Bonucci trains with new AC Milan team mates after Juventus move

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/4336125/ac-milan-2-cagliari-1-transfer-window-patrick-cutrone-rossoneri/

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