Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first goal for AC Milan since rejoining the club as they eased past Cagliari.

Rafael Leao had given the Rossoneri the lead just after half-time before Ibrahimovic, starting for the first time since his return, doubled their advantage with a left-footed strike.

The former LA Galaxy and Sweden striker had another goal ruled out for offside.

Ibrahimovic, 38, signed a six-month deal at the Serie A side in December, with the option of another season.

He scored 42 goals in 61 league games for the club between 2010 and 2012.

It was AC Milan’s first win since early December and they remain 20 points behind league leaders Inter Milan.

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Match Stats

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Match ends, Cagliari 0, Milan 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cagliari 0, Milan 2.

Luca Cigarini (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Samu Castillejo (Milan).

Luca Pellegrini (Cagliari) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Franck Kessié (Milan).

Corner, Milan. Conceded by Fabio Pisacane.

Foul by Alberto Cerri (Cagliari).

Andrea Conti (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Castro (Cagliari).

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Andrea Conti.

Alberto Cerri (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mateo Musacchio (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Ante Rebic replaces Rafael Leão.

Foul by Luca Pellegrini (Cagliari).

Franck Kessié (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Cagliari. Conceded by Theo Hernández.

Foul by Paolo Faragò (Cagliari).

Rafael Leão (Milan) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Milan. Ismael Bennacer tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Attempt missed. João Pedro (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Artur Ionita with a cross.

Attempt missed. Paolo Faragò (Cagliari) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Luca Cigarini with a cross following a set piece situation.

Hand ball by Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Lucas Castro replaces Marko Rog.

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Artur Ionita replaces Nahitan Nández.

Attempt blocked. Marko Rog (Cagliari) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan.

Attempt blocked. João Pedro (Cagliari) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luca Cigarini.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Conti replaces Davide Calabria because of an injury.

Hand ball by Giacomo Bonaventura (Milan).

Substitution

Substitution, Cagliari. Alberto Cerri replaces Giovanni Simeone.

Foul by Nahitan Nández (Cagliari).

Theo Hernández (Milan) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Cagliari 0, Milan 2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Milan) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Theo Hernández following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Giacomo Bonaventura replaces Hakan Calhanoglu.

Foul by Marko Rog (Cagliari).

Samu Castillejo (Milan) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ismael Bennacer (Milan) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marko Rog (Cagliari) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ismael Bennacer (Milan).

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