Jan 26, 2014 at 2pm UK at ​Stadio Sant'Elia
AC Milan
Sau (28')
Conti (60'), Cabera (85'), Cossu (89')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Balotelli (87'), Pazzini (89')
Balotelli (87')

Result: Late Giampaolo Pazzini strike wins it for AC Milan

AC Milan score two goals in the final three minutes to beat Cagliari 2-1 in their Serie A clash.

AC Milan have come from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Cagliari in their Serie A clash at the Stadio Sant'Elia.

The visitors came close to scoring in the opening stages when Robinho curled an effort inches over the bar.

AC Milan's forward Giampaolo Pazzini celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match between Cagliari and AC Milan on January 26, 2014© Getty Images

Cagliari looked to pose a threat as Nicola Murru tried his chances with a long-range effort that sailed wide.

Mario Balotelli worked a good opening for himself when he received the ball on the edge of the box and created some space to shoot, but his powerful effort was beaten away Vladimir Avramov.

Moments later Milan should have found the back of the net. Keisuke Honda was slid through on goal by Balotelli, however, his first-time strike was pushed behind by the keeper.

In the 28th minute, the hosts took the lead. A poor clearance from Marco Amelia was collected by Mauricio Pinilla, who then picked out Marco Sau in the area. The striker took a touch, before rounding the keeper and sliding the ball into the net.

Avramov was proving hard to beat in the Cagliari goal as Honda saw the keeper palm away his close-range header.

Marco Sau of Cagliari celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Cagliari Calcio and AC Milan at Stadio Sant'Elia on January 26, 2014© Getty Images

After the break Milan pressed for an equaliser, with Balotelli and Honda both wasting good chances from promising positions.

Pinilla came close to scoring a second for the hosts, but saw his fierce drive across Amelia flash wide of the far post.

With three minutes of the game left to play, Milan drew level as Balotelli curled home a free kick from just outside the box.

The Rossoneri scored a second just two minutes later when Giampaolo Pazzini met Honda's corner to hook the ball past the keeper and seal the win for his team.

Cagliari's Marco Sau celebrates his goal with team mates during the match against AC Milan on September 1, 2013
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