Sensational debut for Pazzini as AC get first win

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Updated: September 2, 2012

Giampaolo Pazzini scored a hat-trick on his full AC Milan debut to down Bologna 3-1 and put last week’s poor performance at Sampdoria behind them.

Pazzini, brought to the San Siro as part of the deal that took Antonio Cassano to Inter, opened the scoring from the penalty spot, but the Rossoblu responded well with Alessandro Diamanti scoring a deserved equaliser.

However, the Italian international wrapped up victory with two goals in eight minutes.

Torino swept Pescara aside 3-0 in the day’s other game after the visitors had Christian Terlizzi sent off in the 27th minute.

Terlizzi was dismissed for bringing down Rolando Bianchi in the box and the striker missed the resulting penalty.

Alessandro Sgrigna (34 minutes), Matteo Brighi (59) and Bianchi (63) were on target for Torino.