Mario Balotelli unused as Milan brush aside Empoli

Mario Balotelli watched on as goals from fellow forwards Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano earned AC Milan their first win of the new Serie A season – 2-1 against Empoli.

Mario Balotelli unused as Milan brush aside Empoli

Mario Balotelli watched on as goals from fellow forwards Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano earned AC Milan their first win of the new Serie A season – 2-1 against Empoli.

Italy international Balotelli rejoined the Rossoneri on a season-long loan from Liverpool this week but was an unused substitute as the home side scraped an unconvincing victory.

Colombian striker Bacca put Milan ahead in the 16th minute when he slotted home, but Empoli levelled four minutes later as Riccardo Saponara drilled home.

The Rossoneri claimed a 69th-minute winner as Adriano attacked an inviting corner and powered a header past goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski.

In the other game, Antonio Floro Flores snatched a late winner for Sassuolo as they beat Bologna 1-0 at Stadio Dall-Ara.

An open encounter had been heading towards a goalless draw before Karim Laribi broke with the ball in the 86th minute and his mis-hit shot rebounded into the path of Floro Flores.

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