UCL: Sanusi Shines As Porto Hold Milan Away To Boost Knockout Qualification Hopes

Zaidu Sanusi was in action for FC Porto who held AC Milan to a 1-1 draw at San Siro in Group B,  to boost their chances of qualifying for the Champions League round of 16 stage.

Sanusi, who gave a good account of himself featured for 90 minutes in the colours of the two-time Champions League winners.

Milan have failed to win each of their first four UEFA Champions League games in a campaign for the very first time.

Going into Wednesday’s clash, Milan had lost all three Champions League games and needed a victory to avoid crashing out.

But it was a nightmare start for Milan on six minutes as Marko Grujic robbed Ismael Bennacer and set up Luis Diaz, who had time to take a touch and beat the on-rushing Ciprian Tatarusanu from eight yards.

Tatarusanu prevented a second goal, getting his fingertips to Grujic header on a free kick and pushing it past the far post before Sanusi and a Porto teammate could pounce.

Milan finally got an equaliser on 61 minutes when a free kick was deflected into the path of Olivier Giroud, he forced a save on the turn and Pierre Kalulu tried to roll across for a tap-in, which came accidentally from Chancel Mbemba.

Zlatan brahimovic had the ball in the net on 83 minutes, but Theo Hernandez was already offside when providing the assist.

The draw means Porto go second on five points while Milan remain rooted in bottom with just one point.

And in Spain Real Madrid pipped Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 to seal their third win in Group D.

The win saw Madrid maintain top spot on nine points in the standing.

Source: Sports news

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