Friday 27 April 2018

Milan survive scare

AC Milan's Riccardo Montolivo rues a miss during the Italian Serie A soccer match against Juventus at the Juventus stadium in Turin on Sunday. Milan supporters have been accused of abusive chants during the match
AC Milan's Riccardo Montolivo rues a miss during the Italian Serie A soccer match against Juventus at the Juventus stadium in Turin on Sunday. Milan supporters have been accused of abusive chants during the match

AC Milan are through to the Champions League last 16 after holding Ajax to a goalless draw, despite playing most of the match with 10 men after captain Riccardo Montolivo was sent off.

Montolivo was shown a straight red card in the 22nd minute for a stamp on Christian Poulsen.

Porto will have to settle for a place in Europe's second-tier club competition after their campaign ended with a 2-0 defeat at Group G winners Atletico Madrid.

Zenit St Petersburg lost 4-1 at Austria Vienna in the other match in the group, but the Russians went through in second place behind Atletico.

Wesley Sneijder scored a late goal to help Galatasaray advance to the knockout stage with a 1-0 win over Juventus in a weather-delayed match. The game had been abandoned in the 32nd minute on Tuesday because of hail and snow.

Irish Independent

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