Match Facts: Man-U 1 vs 1 AC Milan

Simon Kjaer’s last-gasp header grabbed a draw for AC Milan and a vital away goal in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United in the Europa League last 16 first leg.

 

Milan dominated the first half as Franck Kessie saw his fine volley ruled out by VAR for a handball, while Harry Maguire somehow missed a sitter from a yard out just before the break, shinning his effort onto the post.

But just minutes after coming on at half-time, Diallo’s brilliant header with his back to goal from Bruno Fernandes’ superb pick-out put United ahead (50), the 18-year-old’s first goal for the club since his £37m move from Atalanta in January.

Player ratings

Man Utd: Henderson (5), Wan-Bissaka (6), Bailly (6), Maguire (5), Telles (5), McTominay (7), Matic (6), James (6), Bruno Fernandes (7), Greenwood (7), Martial (6)

 

Subs: Diallo (7), Fred (5), Williams (5), Shaw (5)

 

AC Milan: Donnarumma (7), Calabria (7), Kjaer (8), Tomori (8), Dalot (7), Krunic (6), Meite (6), Kessie (8), Saelemaekers (7), Brahim Diaz (7), Rafael Leao (6)

 

Subs: Tonali (6), Castillejo (6), Kalulu (6)

 

Man of the match: Franck Kessie

Opta stats

  • Amad Diallo became the youngest non-British player to score for Manchester United in major European competition (18y 243d), netting with his first ever shot for United.
  • When failing to win the first leg at home, Manchester United have been eliminated from six of their last eight ties in European competition, most recently against Barcelona in the 2018-19 Champions League.
  • Milan’s leveller ended a run of 503 minutes in which Manchester United hadn’t conceded in all competitions.
  • Milan’s equaliser was the first UEFA Europa League goal Manchester United have ever conceded in the 90th minute or later.

What’s next?

Man Utd now host West Ham on Sunday at 7.15pm, live on Sky Sports Premier League, while AC Milan are at home to Napoli in Serie A at 7.45pm on Sunday.

 

The second leg of this last 16 tie will be on Thursday March 18 at 8pm.

 

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