Rio Ave 2-2 AC Milan (AC Milan win 9-8 on pens): Italian giants triumph in epic shootout

AC Milan scored a 120th-minute equaliser and then came out on top in a 24-penalty shootout to beat Rio Ave and reach the Europa League group stage.

Trailing 2-1 in the final seconds of extra time the visitors were awarded a penalty, which Hakan Calhanoglu converted.

That took the game to a shootout, with Milan coming out on top 9-8 in the 12th round of spot kicks.

The win means AC Milan will go into Friday’s group-stage draw.


Rio Ave

  • 1Kieszek
  • 25Pinto
  • 6BorevkovicBooked at 120mins
  • 33de Jesus SantosBooked at 47mins
  • 4Macedo Monte
  • 8Vaz Alves MonteiroBooked at 68minsSubstituted forJamborat 75′minutes
  • 5Carvalho SouzaBooked at 65mins
  • 14Piazon
  • 10Silva LopesSubstituted forOliveira Geraldesat 66′minutes
  • 21Cardoso ManéSubstituted forde Souzaat 109′minutes
  • 9Pereira Castro MoreiraBooked at 41minsSubstituted forMuondo Dalaat 86′minutes


  • 7Muondo Dala
  • 11Oliveira Geraldes
  • 22da Silva Vieira
  • 23Jambor
  • 24Gaspar Amaral
  • 70de Souza
  • 77Ferreira Coelho Pereira

AC Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 2Calabria
  • 24KjaerBooked at 113mins
  • 46Gabbia
  • 19HernándezBooked at 61mins
  • 4Bennacer
  • 79KessiéSubstituted forTonaliat 105′minutes
  • 7Castillejo AzuagaSubstituted forDíazat 45′minutes
  • 10Calhanoglu
  • 56SaelemaekersSubstituted forColomboat 95′minutes
  • 27MaldiniSubstituted forda Conceição Leãoat 67′minutesBooked at 98mins


  • 1Tatarusanu
  • 8Tonali
  • 17da Conceição Leão
  • 21Díaz
  • 29Colombo
  • 33Krunic
  • 93Laxalt

Jesús Gil Manzano

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