Muntari scores as AC Milan beats Cesena 3-1

DANIELLA MATAR Associated Press Published:

MILAN (AP) -- New signing Sulley Muntari scored on his AC Milan debut to help send his new team to a 3-1 victory at struggling Cesena on Sunday, and back to the top of Serie A.

Muntari opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Urby Emanuelson doubled Milan's lead two minutes later. Robinho added a third 10 minutes into the second half.

Daniel Pudil grabbed a consolation for Cesena, which remains seven points adrift of safety after Siena lost 4-1 to Lecce in a relegation battle.

Milan is a point above Juventus, which has a game in hand.

Elsewhere, Roma captain Francesco Totti played his 700th game for the club to help it edge Parma 1-0, with Fabio Borini scoring the only goal.