Two goals in the space of five minutes from Riccardo Montolivo and
Then, just 18 seconds into the second half, Osvaldo was shown red for violent conduct after an incident involving
However, Mario Balotelli - making his first appearance for
The win saw
"We had some initial difficulties, but then we began to play some good football and we deserved the two goals," he told the
"We used up a lot of energy playing a man down, but I saw a great spirit in the 10 still out there and we fought with determination and order.
"And for this, I have to congratulate the lads.
"We are now a bit more relaxed about our position in the group but we have to improve a lot."
It was a happy return to the San Siro for former Inter Milan striker Balotelli.
"I was hoping to win this game," he said.
"We took the lead but things then became a little complicated when they scored at the end of the first half.
"My goal was instinct. I just tried to anticipate the goalkeeper.
"It's always special to play at the San Siro. It's a great stadium and gives you great emotions."
West Ham United has completed its first transfer of the post-season after signing Romania international fullback Razvan Rat on a free transfer.