Speaking after the game, manager Massimiliano Allegri proclaimed his satisfaction on the day.
“The team had a good game, but it wasn’t easy because we came into it from two challenging matches.
“There could’ve been a bit of carelessness, but the lads showed quality and maturity. We risked conceding just once.
“It’s a nice win and now we move on.”
Allegri was asked about Paulo Dybala who laid on two assists and sparkled throughout.
“Seeing him play like he did is a pleasure. Maybe he’ll be disappointed because he didn’t score, but he’ll become a truly great player.
“He can’t be as clear-headed if he plays deeper and gets a bit disheartened, so he must stay on this path.”
Cristiano Ronaldo failed to find the back of the net when he saw his penalty saved spectacularly by goalie Stefano Sorrentino.
“I never watch penalties, although he missed one in the morning too.”
Midfielder Sami Khedira was on the bench and Allegri went with the pairing of Blaise Matuidi and Emre Can.
“He took a blow to the knee and we’ll assess him in the next few hours.”
Can scored the second goal for the Bianconeri.
“He had a good game, but he must use the ball quicker.”
Alex Sandro had a tough year last season but has looked more like himself this term.
“He’s playing like a real player this season.
“It’s not that he didn’t last season, but he showed what he could do in his first season. On the other side we have Cancelo and De Sciglio with different characteristics.”
There was an interesting transfer that went through today with Allegri’s former player Kevin Prince Boateng moving to Barcelona.
“I played him as a No 10 at Milan, but in practice it was he who played as our striker.”
Speaking of strikers, Gonzalo Higuain appears set to move to the Premier League with Chelsea, ending an unhappy half-season at AC Milan.
“I don’t know yet. I had him for two years and it went well but if you don’t find the right chemistry, unfortunately you can’t give your best.”