Dec 1, 2013 at 11.30am UK at ​Stadio Angelo Massimino
AC Milan
Castro (13')
Plasil (59'), Barrientos (75'), Guarente (95')
Tachtsidis (65')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Montolivo (20'), Balotelli (64'), Kaka (81')
Poli (25'), Silvestre (31'), Bonera (59'), Kaka (80')

Result: AC Milan take all three points

AC Milan beat Catania 3-1 in this afternoon's Serie A clash, with goals from Riccardo Montolivo, Mario Balotelli and Kaka.

AC Milan took all three points with a comfortable 3-1 win over Catania in this afternoon's Serie A clash.

Riccardo Montolivo of Milan celebrates after scoring his team's equalizing goal during the Serie A match between Calcio Catania and AC Milan at Stadio Angelo Massimino on December 1, 2013© Getty Images

The home side took a surprise lead on 13 minutes through an outstanding effort from Lucas Castro, who weaved through the Milan defence and drilled a shot past the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.

Antonio Nocerino had a chance to equalise minutes later, but the midfielder blazed his effort well over the bar.

Two minutes later, Pablo Barrientos almost doubled Catania's lead, but his strike went just wide of the post.

Milan equalised after 20 minutes when Riccardo Montolivo met Urby Emanuelson's cross, controlling well and firing past the goalkeeper to make it 1-1.

Castro worried the away side's defence again on 33 minutes, firing a shot towards goal, but it was blocked well.

Fabian Monzon had a fine solo effort just before half time, breezing past defenders before the goalkeeper saved well.

Mario Balotelli began to get into the game in the second half and came close on two occasions, but saw his efforts blocked by a stubborn defence.

Balotelli struck on 64 minutes, firing a low free kick past the goalkeeper to make it 2-1.

Mario Balotelli of Milan scores his team's second goal during the Serie A match between Calcio Catania and AC Milan at Stadio Angelo Massimino on December 1, 2013© Getty Images

Panagiotis Tachtsidis saw red a minute later for a dangerous challenge, leaving the home side with ten men for the rest of the game.

Kaka wrapped up the game for Milan on 81 minutes, finishing well from a Montolivo pass.

Cristian Zapata of AC Milan celebrates after scoring with Antonio Nocerino during the UEFA Champions League Group H match against Celtic on November 26, 2013
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