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Milan win 24-penalty shootout to reach Europa League group stage

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Seven-times European champions AC Milan scored a penalty at the end of extra-time before winning a 24-penalty shootout against Portugal's Rio Ave on Thursday to squeeze into the Europa League group stage.

Soccer Football – Europa League – Play-off – Rio Ave v AC Milan – Estadio dos Arcos, Vila do Conde, Portugal – October 1, 2020. AC Milans Gianluigi Donnarumma and teammates celebrate after winning the penalty shootout. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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REUTERS: Seven-times European champions AC Milan scored a penalty at the end of extra-time before winning a 24-penalty shootout against Portugal's Rio Ave on Thursday to squeeze into the Europa League group stage.

Milan, unbeaten in all competitions since March 8, were trailing 2-1 until Rio Ave defender Toni Borekovic handled in the area and Hakan Calhanoglu made it 2-2 from the spot with the last kick of the match.

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Both sides converted their first seven penalties in the shootout, missed their eighth and scored their ninth.

They then missed two in a row each, with the two goalkeepers PawRead More – Source

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