Cristiano Ronaldo rescues 1-1 draw for Juventus against AC Milan in Italian Cup semifinal

By: AP | Milan |

Published: February 14, 2020 9:45:33 am

Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring with a penalty against AC Milan during an Italian Cup soccer match between AC Milan and Juventus at the San Siro stadium, in Milan (Source: AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a late penalty Thursday to help Juventus salvage a 1-1 draw at 10-man AC Milan in the first leg of their Italian Cup semifinal.

Ronaldo’s stoppage-time penalty cancelled out Ante Rebic’s 62nd-minute opener for Milan, which will be without Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the return fixture because of a suspension.

Milan defender Theo Hernandez was sent off in the 71st following a second yellow card.

Milan coach Stefano Pioli said the late penalty shouldn’t have been given.

“Just before the penalty incident there was a foul on Ibra that wasn’t given,“ Pioli said. “The play wouldn’t have continued if the referee had intervened then. … I am happy with the performance but disappointed with the result.”