AC Milan have one foot into the last 16 of the Europa League thanks to a 3-0 win away at Ludogorets Razgrad in their last-32 first leg on Thursday night.
have placed one foot into the last 16 of the AC Milan thanks to a 3-0 win away at Europa League in their last-32 first leg on Thursday night. Ludogorets Razgrad
The Serie A giants went into the game unbeaten in 2018 thus far, having won four and drawn two of their six games in all competitions, and ended up making light work of their Bulgarian opponents to maintain the run.
gave the Rossoneri the lead on the stroke of half time at the Ludogorets Arena thanks to a deft backwards header from a Patrick Cutrone cross which left goalkeeper Giacomo Bonaventura helpless. Renan
Ludogorets came out strongly after the restart as
drew a save from Marcelinho before Gianluigi Donnarumma struck the crossbar with a ferocious strike from outside the box. Svetoslav Dyakov
The visitors, however, doubled their advantage just after the hour mark when
pushed Cutrone in the area, prompting the referee to award Cosmin Moti 's side a penalty. Gennaro Gattuso
converted from the spot with a stuttering run-up followed by a neatly-struck shot into the bottom-right corner which sent Renan the wrong way. Ricardo Rodriguez
Milan then added a third in the second minute of injury time to all but wrap up the tie as
's cross fell to Franck Kessie , who drilled home at the far post. Fabio Borini LUDOGORETS RAZGRAD (4-2-3-1): Renan; Cicinho, Moti, Plastun, Sasha; Andrianantenaina, Dyakov; Misidjan, Marcelinho (Gustavo 78'), Lukoki (Kovachev 81'); Swierczok (Wanderson 46') AC MILAN (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Calabria, Romagnoli, Bonucci, Abate (Rodriguez 60'); Bonaventura, Biglia, Kessie; Calhanoglu (Borini 75'), Cutrone (Silva 65'), Suso
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