Amad Diallo’s first goal for the Red Devils looked to be sending United to San Siro with a lead but Simon Kjaer’s last header grabbed a draw as he equalizes for AC Milan and a vital away goal in their 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League round-of-16 clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
United has not been at their best in the early stages of the contest. Milan has been on the better side and is unlucky not to be ahead after two goals been disallowed.
DISALLOWED GOAL in the 5th minutes as Rafael Leao latches on to Kjaer’s ball over the top and surges into the box. He blasts a strike past Henderson, but the flag goes up against the forward late.
Martial takes a neat first touchline up with his left-foot and strikes towards the goal, forcing Donnarumma to turn it over the bar few minutes after the disallowed goal.
Another Goal DISALLOWED by VAR in the 11th minutes.
Kessie scores a stunner from the edge of the box, planting a volley into the top-left corner on his right foot.
However, VAR has a second look at the incident and deems that Kessie controlled the ball with his hand from Calabria’s throw-in. United got a reprieve.
But just minutes after coming on at half-time, Diallo’s brilliant superb backward header put Man Utd ahead with his back to goal with Bruno Fernandes’ assist.
Dan James missed another clear opportunity in the second half to extend United’s lead, and they were made to pay as Milan grabbed a deserved leveler on the balance of the game with Kjaer heading Rade Krunic’s corner past Dean Henderson, to notch a vital away goal for the Italian outfit and should have done better.
It’s all to play for in the second leg next week.
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