AC Milan have brushed aside Univesitatea Craiova in front of a euphoric crowd that packed the San Siro for their Europa League third round qualifying second leg on Friday.
Giacomo Bonaventura and Patrick Cutrone scored early in each half to give Milan a 2-0 win as they completed a 3-0 aggregate victory.
Milan's spending spree since the end of last season has revived interest in the side and generated a feeling of unbridled optimism among their supporters.
Their first home European tie for more than three years pulled in a 65,000 crowd to watch them face opponents who finished fifth in Romania last season, the supporters clearly believing that the years of mid-table mediocrity are over.
The seven-times European champions threw themselves onto the attack and went ahead after nine minutes when Giacomo Bonaventura fired in a loose ball from 12 metres.
The hosts survived a scare when goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma denied Ionit Mitrita, who had a clear run on goal.
Patrick Cutrone made the game safe in the 52nd minute when he turned the ball in after Mateo Musacchio flicked on Ricardo Rodriguez's free kick.
Substitute Dominic Calvert-Lewin's calm finish gave Everton a 1-0 win over MFK Ruzomberok in Slovakia to send the English Premier League side into the play-off round.
England Under-20 star Calvert-Lewin's lone goal on 80 minutes secured a 2-0 aggregate victory for the Merseyside club.
Wayne Rooney again drew a blank in front of goal as he feels his way into his second Everton stint.
Other notable UEFA Europa League qualifying round three second leg results:
Athletic Club (Spain) 3-0 Dinamo Bucharest (Romania) Athletic Club win 4-1 on aggregate
Oostende (Belgium) 0-0 Marseille (France) Marseille win 4-2 on aggregate
Osijek (Croatia) 1-0 PSV Eindhoven (Netherlands) Osijek win 2-0 on aggregate
Hajduk Split (Croatia) 2-0 Brondby (Denmark) Hajduk Split win 2-0 on aggregate
PAOK (Greece) 2-0 Olimpik Donetsk (Ukraine) PAOK win 3-1 on aggregate
Fenerbahce (Turkey) 1-1 Sturm Graz (Austria) Fenerbahce win 3-2 on aggregate
Apollon Limassol (Cyprus) 2-0 Aberdeen (Scotland) Apollon Limassol win 3-2 on aggregate
Zenit St Petersburg (Russia) 0-1 Bnei Yehuda (Israel) Zenit St Petersburg win 2-1 on aggregate
Qabala (Azerbaijan) 1-2 Panathinaikos (Greece) Panathinaikos win 3-1 on aggregate
Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) 0-1 Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) Red Star Belgrade win 3-0 on aggregate.
Odd Grenland (Norway) 0-0 Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) Dinamo Zagreb win 2-1 on aggregate