Cagliari moved off the foot of the Serie A table as Albin Ekdal's 15-minute hat-trick saw them beat 10-man Inter Milan.
Davide Succi's goal thwarted AC Milan's bid to return to winning ways as Cesena held Filippo Inzaghi's men to a 1-1 draw.
AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani insists there is no rush to offer midfielder Nigel de Jong a new contract.
AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien has backed Chelsea to win trophies this season and continue being a force in Europe.
AC Milan midfielder Marco van Ginkel is expected to be sidelined for a month with an ankle injury.
Fernando Torres showed a glimpse of his past glories by scoring for AC Milan in his first start for the club.