AC Milan did it the hard way but they're into the Europa League knockouts after an epic 9-8 penalty shootout win over Rio Ave in Portugal.
Rio Ave x Milan. 24 pênaltis. pic.twitter.com/dmg3qD8QYe— Marcelo Bechler (@marcelobechler) October 2, 2020
It was one of those epics where even the goalkeepers had to step up to the plate, and both failed from the spot, but it was Milan's stopper Gianluigi Donnarumma who had the last laugh.
And this was all after Hakan Çalhanoğlu scored in the second minuted added on after the 120 minutes had been completed to force the encounter to spot-kicks.
2-2 on the night after extra time. 9-8 to Milan on penalties after 24 spot kicks in total, and they go into today's Europa League draw.
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