Football: Kaka surpasses century as Milan rout Atalanta
Published on Jan 7, 2014 6:23 AM
MILAN (AFP) - Brazilian forward Kaka boosted his World Cup hopes by scoring his 100th and 101st goals for AC Milan in a welcome 3-0 win over Atalanta at the San Siro on Monday.
Kaka is one of several Europe-based stars hoping to nail a place in Luiz Felipe Scolari's squad and did his chances a world of good with two well-taken goals that helped move struggling Milan up two places to 11th.
Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri, who on Sunday confirmed his departure from the club at the end of the season, had labelled the game a relegation dogfight and was relieved after Atalanta rattled the woodwork twice.
"There was only one point between us and we were only five points clear of the bottom three," said the 46-year-old coach.
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