Football: Tatarusanu proves shootout image for AC Milan in Italian Cup
MILAN: AC Milan goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu eminent a infrequent outside with a penalty reprocess to aid his plane to a 5-4 shootout victory following a 0-0 originate with Torino in the Italian Cup on Tuesday (Jan 12).
Romanian Tatarusanu saved from Torino’s Tomas Rincon to leash victory for his facet and a meeting with either local rivals Inter Milan or Fiorentina in the quarter-finals, with those two sides in achievement on Wednesday.
Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was given his top inspire since a thigh injury ruled him out for six weeks in November, but he was replaced at halftime in what was a low-key return.
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After a homely boon half in which neither plane created many in the style of goalscoring chances, Milan came out with more purpose in the end and might have been 2-0 up inside the breach 15 minutes.
Rafael Leao forced a righteous salvage from Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in the Torino goal, before Diogo Dalot must keep scored when a backslash fell genial to him, but his effort skewed onto the post.
Milan stopgap goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was red-carded on the bench for dissent on a frustrating night as Brahim Diaz blasted over with the best befall of the later half, before Tatarusanu won the entertainment with his shootout heroics.
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