Ac Milan bounce back from defeat to Juventus1 min read
AC Milan opened up a four-point lead at the top of Serie A as they welcomed back Zlatan Ibrahimovic from injury in a comfortable win over Torino.
The Swedish forward – fit after a thigh problem – came on as a late substitute in a game that the hosts dominated.
Rafael Leao opened the scoring with a placed effort from Brahim Diaz’s pass and Franck Kessie doubled their lead with a penalty after a lengthy VAR review confirmed Diaz had been fouled by Torino captain Andrea Belotti.
It was an impressive performance from the Rossoneri, who have now played a game more than their top-of-the-table rivals Inter Milan and Roma, who face each other on Sunday.
Former Milan left-back Ricardo Rodriguez hit the crossbar with a free-kick for the visitors, who also had a penalty claim correctly dismissed by VAR when Simone Verdi fell over after kicking Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali.
Otherwise it was a relatively untroubled evening for the hosts, who brought on Ibrahimovic for his first appearance since 22 November.