MILAN: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice as AC Milan regained their three-point lead at the top of Serie A with a victory at Cagliari.

On Sunday Internazionale’s defeat of champions Juventus┬áput them level on points with Stefano Pioli’s side.

Ibrahimovic, who now has 13 goals from 13 matches this term, won and converted a penalty to open the scoring.

His second after the break ensured a comfortable evening for Milan, who had Alexis Saelemaekers sent off.

Ibrahimovic’s efforts in front of goal mean Milan have now scored in 19 consecutive away fixtures in Serie A to equal their best ever run in the competition.

That came during Fabio Capello’s first stint in charge of the club and cut across the 1991-92 and 1992-93 campaigns, when the Rossoneri went on to win the Scudetto in both seasons.

** Torino have sacked coach Marco Giampaolo after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with La Spezia left them third from the foot of Serie A.