Man Utd 1-1 AC Milan: Simon Kjaer grabs late away goal after Amad Diallo’s expertly improvised header
- Updated: March 12, 2021
Diallo, the 18-year-old signed from Atalanta for £37m, scored his first goal for Man Utd with his first shot on goal for the club; Simon Kjaer grabbed late equaliser with a header to take vital away goal back to Milan for second leg on March 18
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.
Dan James missed another clear opportunity in the second half to extend United’s lead, and they were made to pay as Milan grabbed a deserved leveller on the balance of the game with Kjaer heading Rade Krunic’s corner past Dean Henderson, who got a touch to the effort and should have done better.
It means Milan take an away goal back to Italy for the second leg on March 18.
Source: Sky Sports