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San Siro (Giuseppe Meazza) (ATT 40,000) 6th January 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: S Peruzzo

AC Milan AC Milan vs Atalanta Atalanta

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Kaka (35, 65)
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Kaka completes century

Last Updated: 06/01/14 5:51pm

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Kaka netted his 100th goal

Kaka netted his 100th goal

Kaka scored his 100th goal for AC Milan as the Rossoneri secured a confidence-building 3-0 win over Atlanta at the San Siro.

It has so far been a troubled season at the San Siro with coach Massimiliano Allegri confirming last week that this season will be his last at the helm.

But a brace from Kaka and a third from Bryan Cristante gave Milan the perfect start to 2014 with a comfortable victory.

The win was just Milan's second league victory in their last 10 and moved them up to 10th while Atalanta remain in 15th.

Robinho had the first chance of the game as he shot wide from six yards and the Brazilian then tried to set up Alessandro Matri who crossed for Cristante but the 18-year-old could not get the final touch.

Cristante was having a real impact on the game and he hit the bar 14 minutes in.

It was all Milan and Andrea Consigli was forced to save a header from Antonio Nocerino before the home side eventually took the lead after 35 minutes.

Urby Emanuelson provided the through ball and Kaka beat the offside trap to coolly slot home with the side of his foot to bring up his landmark.

During the celebrations the Brazilian was handed a Milan shirt with 100 on the back and he held it aloft to a rapturous San Siro crowd.

Cristian Raimondi saw a well-struck effort for Atalanta hit the post as the half drew to a close and they had a good chance after the interval as German Denis fired over the bar.

The visitors were beginning to apply pressure and thought they had an equaliser in the 53rd minute when Yohan Benalouane applied a low finish but play had been stopped for a foul on Philippe Mexes.

Christian Abbiati was then called on to make an impressive save from Denis and the Argentinian soon went close again as Cristian Zapata blocked his shot on the line.

And the visitors were made to play for not taking their chances as Kaka doubled Milan's lead with 25 minutes to go.

Mario Balotelli supplied a low cross which hit Robinho and fell kindly into the path of Kaka who scored his second from close range.

Just two minutes later it was 2-0 and this time it was all Cristante as the midfielder approached the Atalanta area and hit a low shot from 25 yards which went in off the post.

Balotelli and Kaka both brought further saves from Consigli as the game wound down and Milan eased to a comprehensive victory.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9