Apr 19, 2014 at 2pm UK at ​San Siro
AC Milan
3-0
LivornoLivorno
Balotelli (43'), Taarabt (51'), Pazzini (83')
De Jong (24'), Abate (34'), Rami (79')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Duncan (21'), Rinaudo (32')

Result: AC Milan put three past Livorno

AC Milan cruise to a 3-0 home victory against Livorno in Serie A, thanks to goals from Mario Balotelli, Adel Taarabt and Giampaolo Pazzini.

AC Milan have cruised to a 3-0 home victory against Livorno in Serie A this afternoon, thanks to goals from Mario Balotelli, Adel Taarabt and Giampaolo Pazzini.

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Livorno during the Serie A match on April 19, 2014© Getty Images

Milan carved out the first opportunity of the game as Robinho broke down the left before cutting the ball back to the charging Kaka, whose shot was expertly blocked by the retreating Leandro Rinaudo.

AC went close again minutes later, this time as they crashed the ball against the woodwork following a great run from centre-back Adil Rami who managed to get his head to a crossed delivery.

The hosts found themselves in inspired form in the first period, as Robinho and Balotelli linked up well to find Kevin Constant, who was denied by a sprawling save from Francesco Bardi.

The visitors struggled to carve out an opening and they were almost punished by Kaka just before the break, but the Brazilian saw his drilled effort scrape just wide of the post.

It looked as though the teams were to head into the interval level, however Balotelli stood up late in the half to head home a cross from Constant to make it 1-0 to the home side.

Milan doubled their advantage not too long into the second half when Taarabt weaved his way between two defenders before slotting past a helpless Bardi.

AC Milan's Adel Taarabt celebrates with teammate Mario Balotelli after scoring his team's second goal against Livorno during the Serie A match on April 19, 2014© AFP

The hosts added the gloss to a dominant second-half performance by grabbing a third goal in the 84th minute through Pazzini, who produced a timely finish after collecting an inventive pass from Balotelli.

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Livorno during the Serie A match on April 19, 2014
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