Minutes later however Brocchi’s boys found the breakthrough thanks to Patrick Cutrone who connected with a Piacentini knock down on a corner to bury the ball home from close range.
Cesena started the second half in lively fashion but on 74 minutes the Rossoneri doubled their lead when Vassallo went clear on goal and made no mistakes to put the ball beyond the Cesena shot-stopper.
Hadziosmanovic had a chance to score a third in the closing stages only to send his effort off-target following a Milan counter attack.
Here is how the two teams lined-up at the start of the match:
MILAN: Plizzari; Piacentini, Felicioli, Mondonico, Gamarra, Bordi, Zanellato, Locatelli, Crociata, Cutrone, Vassallo. Subs: Crosta, Maldini, Spinelli, Hadziosmanovic, Casiraghi, Turano, Careccia, De Santis, Iudica, Agnero, Malberti, Zucchetti. Coach: Cristian Brocchi.
CESENA: Fantini; Dondini, Cavallari, Ferrari, Gabrielli, Mazzavillani, Severini, Dhamo, Ciarmela, Gasperi, Pregnolato. Subs: Sarini, Martedi, Ballini, Sommahin, Maleh, Tamagnini, Akammadu. Coach: Angelini.