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Ronaldo penalty earns Juventus draw at 10-man Milan

Ronaldo penalty earns Juventus draw at 10-man Milan
By Reuters

13/02/2020 at 22:36Updated 14/02/2020 at 11:38

A stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man AC Milan on Thursday in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final.

Ante Rebic’s volley gave the hosts a deserved lead after 61 minutes, following a string of good saves from veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan celebrates the goal of Ante Rebic during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 09, 2020 in Milan, Italy

Zlatan Ibrahimovic of AC Milan celebrates the goal of Ante Rebic during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and AC Milan at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on February 09, 2020 in Milan, ItalyGetty Images

But Stefano Pioli’s side were reduced to 10 men for the final 18 minutes when defender Theo Hernandez was shown a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Paulo Dybala.

Juventus were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes following a VAR review, which showed that a Ronaldo scissor kick had struck the arm of Milan defender Davide Calabria.

The Portuguese forward smashed the spot-kick into the roof of the net to earn his side a draw ahead of the second leg in Turin on March 4.

Napoli defeated Inter Milan 1-0 in the first leg of the other semi-final in Milan on Wednesday.

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