Champions League: Atletico Madrid beat AC Milan 2-1 at the San Siro

Atletico Madrid struck twice late in the match to beat 10-man AC Milan 2-1.
  • Atletico struck twice late in the match to record win over AC Milan at the San Siro
  • Milan went ahead through Rafael Leao before the hosts were reduced to ten men with Franck Kessie sent off
  • The visitors scored twice late in the match through Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez

Atletico Madrid struck twice late in the match to beat 10-man AC Milan 2-1.

The ‘Rossoneri’ started like a team intent on making their mark on Europe’s biggest stage after seven years absence.

Milan’s early pressure paid off and the San Siro got their dream moment on 22 minutes as Díaz pulled back to Rafael Leão on the edge of the area and the forward took a touch, had plenty of time and composedly found the bottom corner, sparking wild scenes even with a reduced capacity crowd.

Atlético Madrid responded with persistence and took the game to Milan, which led to two moments of ill-judgement within 10 minutes by Franck Kessié as he was sent off for two bookable offences on Marcos Llorente.

‘Los Rojiblancos’ continued to make the extra man count and found a breakthrough as Antoine Griezmann snuck in front of Alessio Romagnoli and volleyed in the equaliser.

More late drama was in store as Pierre Kalulu was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the penalty area and Suárez stepped up to break his UCL away-game hoodoo and fire in the resulting penalty.