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  • Updated: September 14, 2022

UCL: AC Milan Cruise To Top Of Group E With 3-1 Win Over Dinamo

UCL: AC Milan Cruise To Top Of Group E With 3-1 Win Over Din

AC Milan moved top of Champions League Group E on Wednesday after beating Dinamo Zagreb 3-1 to get their first home win in Europe's top competition in nine years.

Olivier Giroud's penalty on the stroke of halftime and further goals from Alexis Saelemaekers and Tommaso Pobega were enough for Milan to leapfrog Dinamo into first place on four points.

Stefano Pioli's side are three points ahead of Salzburg in third before the Austrians face bottom side Chelsea later on Wednesday.

AC Milan vs Dinamo Zagreb

"I think we could have scored more, been a bit more precise in the final pass. But we're very happy, it wasn't an easy match but we did well," said Giroud to Sky Sport Italian.

Milan who seven-time European champions but have only returned to the top table in recent seasons after years in the doldrums.

When Milan beat Celtic in September 2013, Mario Balotelli was in the attack and Massimiliano Allegri was coach. They were thumped in the last 16 by Atletico Madrid that season.

But the 'Rossoneri' appear firmly back in the big time. After winning Serie A last term want to make a mark again on the continent.

"The Champions League is the best competition, we want to do well in it and we want to get past the group stage," added Giroud.

"We're at the second match, we have four points and we're doing well."

Dinamo tried to frustrate Milan in a similar way to how they dealt with Chelsea in their opening day win. Ante Cacic's side did a good job in holding off the Italian champions until Josip Sutalo brought down Rafael Leao in the 43rd minute.

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