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Late Leon strikes halts AC Milan comeback

Late Leon strikes halts AC Milan comeback

Substitute Pedro Leon scored a last-gasp equalizer Wednesday to give Real Madrid a 2-2 draw at AC Milan that sent the Spanish club through to the Champions League knockout round.
Filippo Inzaghi had earlier come off the bench to score twice as Milan rallied from a 1-0 deficit in Madrid coach Jose Mourinho's first return to the San Siro since leaving Inter Milan.
But Leon collected a pass in the area in the last seconds of injury time and slotted between the legs of Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati.
Madrid dominated the first half and took a deserved lead in the 45th through Gonzalo Higuain.
Until Inzaghi came on Milan's only attacking outlet was Alexandre Pato, but Ricardo Carvalho and Marcelo on the left of Madrid's defense easily contained him.


Updated : 2021-02-25 12:56 GMT+08:00