Mario Balotelli converted a last-gasp penalty to cancel out Stefano Denswil's strike moments earlier and earn AC Milan a share of the Group H spoils away to AFC Ajax.
Defender Denswil looked to have secured a fine UEFA Champions League triumph when he rose magnificently to power substitute Lasse Schöne's corner beyond the previously unbeatable Christian Abbiati. Yet Balotelli, who had earlier hit the bar, had other ideas. Brought down by substitute Mike van der Hoorn, the Italy striker calmly stroked in the spot kick with customary aplomb.
We did quite well, but it's a bit disappointing that we started the second half so poorly. Milan's main threat was from their roaming strikers. Their movement on the field is excellent.
Frank de Boer, Ajax coach
We defended well in the first 45 minutes. In the second half we started to play better and we should have won the game. Unfortunately we made a bad mistake on a corner and now we must be satisfied with a draw.
Massimiliano Allegri, Milan coach
|22||Cillessen (GK)||32||Abbiati (GK)|
|10||S. de Jong (C)||20||Abate|
|34||N. de Jong|
|1||Vermeer (GK)||1||Amelia (GK)|
|6||Van Der Hoorn|
|Frank De Boer (NED)||Massimiliano Allegri (ITA)|
|Jonas Eriksson (SWE)|