Milan Crashing Out of Europa League In Controversial Fashion


AC Milan’s Europa League campaign ends rather early this season as they were crashing out of the group stage, but not without a rather controversial situation.

Rossoneri only needed a point to get into the next round as they face up against Olympiacos in Greece.

The home team were in need of a win with two goals margin so they were determined in getting an early goal against Gennaro Gattuso’s men.

It was a pretty even contest with both teams creating good goal scoring opportunities, though Milan once again showing their poor finishing and decision making in the final third.

After a goalless first 45 minutes, both teams continue their search for goals after the break and it remain a quite equal match in terms of chances created.

However, the home side got themselves a breakthrough on 60 minutes through Pape Abou Cisse’s close range header after an odd short corner situation.

Rossoneri’s failure to convert their chances again cost them as nine minutes later it was 2-0 after Cristian Zapata unfortunately deflected a shot into his own net.

Milan were able to pull one back through as Zapta made up for his mistake by scoring from a close range header.

However, 10 minutes later a bigger controversy occurred when the referee suddenly gave a soft penalty for Olympiacos which was converted by Kostas Fortounis.

Ignazio Abate was judged to hold and foul the home team’s player, but video replays showed that it was a really soft decision as the Greek outfit didn’t even ask for a spot kick.

Things got even weird in the remaining minutes as every time Milan push forward the ball boy kept on throwing a second ball into the pitch creating disturbance.

In the end, Rossoneri failed to get another goal back, which left them disappointingly crashing out of the tournament.