Milan does not miss a penalty

The Milanese beat Torino 5-4 after 120 minutes without goals. Ibrahimovic started again, but his lack of condition was noted.


Milan needed to get to penalties to beat Torino and win the Italian Cup quarter-finals, after 120 minutes in which they deserved the pass, but lacked the most important thing: scoring a goal. The Rossoneri celebrated the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the first minute, something that had not been seen since last November 22. His long absence took its toll: the Swede was hungry as always, but far from his best. The granata, then, were the ones that created the most danger in a rather decaffeinated first half: Tatarusanu neutralized a Gojak attempt and little else was seen.

The Milanese woke up in the second half, when their coach replaced Ibra with Calhanoglu. Brahim was again among the most active and the 1-0 was one step away twice, with Dalot and Calabria's shots on the stick, but it did not arrive even when Pioli removed two more starters like Kessié and Theo from the bench.

The script was similar in extra time, with Milan increasingly in control, but with little energy and no aim. This led to penalties, which were scored by all the pitchers (including the Torino goalkeeper, Milinkovic-Savic) except one, Rincón. Tatarusanu stopped his shot and the Milanisti took the pass winning 5-4. In the quarters, a derby may already fall: they will wait for the winner of Fiorentina-Inter.

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