BRESCIA, Italy (AP) Ante Rebic scored his third goal in two matches, goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was superb and AC Milan won 1-0 at relegation-threatened Brescia on Friday to climb into the Europa League places in Serie A.
Rebic, who scored twice in a win over Udinese last weekend, pounced on a loose ball directly in front of the goal following a cross from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 71st minute.
Since Ibrahimovic’s return to Milan over the holiday break, Milan is unbeaten with four wins and a draw across all competitions.
Donnarumma produced several difficult saves to deny Dimitri Bisoli and Ernesto Torregrossa.
Also, Milan fullback Theo Hernandez hit the crossbar in the closing minutes.
The Rossoneri moved up to sixth place, four points behind fifth-place Atalanta.
“Our goal is to qualify for Europe,” Donnarumma said. “We’ve got to continue like this and not rest for a moment. There’s another big Italian Cup match coming up with Torino midweek and we want to reach the semifinals.
“We’ll take it one game at a time and try to keep this momentum going.”
Brescia was without Mario Balotelli, who was suspended for two matches after protesting a booking last weekend that ended up with the striker being sent off.
Brescia remained one point above last-place Genoa.