Reuters Daniele Mascolo
The Italian teams, Milan and Roma, qualified for the last 16 of the European Football League after overcoming the Red Star of Serbia and Sporting Braga, respectively, in the round of 32 of the competition.
Milan’s qualification came after a 1-1 draw with the Red Star in the second leg today, after the end of the first leg with a 2-2 draw. The “Rossoneri” snatched the ticket to the next round, taking advantage of the advantage of scoring more goals outside home.
Milan opened the scoring door early in the ninth minute through its Ivorian star Frank Casey, and equaled for the Serbian team, Ilvardo Benn, in the 24th minute of the match.
The Serbian team ended the match with ten men after defender Marco Gobeljic was sent off in the 70th minute, after receiving a second warning.
In a second match, Roma easily qualified for the semi-finals after they renewed their 3-1 victory over Sporting Braga, after winning 2-0 in the first leg last week.
The Bosnian Eden Djeko, Carles Perez and Borja Mayoral in the 24th, 75th and 90th minutes, respectively, took turns to score the Roma hat-trick, while Braga’s only goal, Brian Cristante, the Roma player, scored by mistake in his team’s net two minutes before the end of normal time.