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Milan make it through

Published: Thursday 6 December 2001, 23.00CET
A stoppage-time strike from Javi Moreno made it 1-1 on the night but Milan AC saw off Sporting Clube de Portugal on aggregate.

Match statistics

SportingMilan

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target1
 
1
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Thursday 6 December 2001, 23.00CET

Milan make it through

A stoppage-time strike from Javi Moreno made it 1-1 on the night but Milan AC saw off Sporting Clube de Portugal on aggregate.

Sporting Clube de Portugal 1-1 Milan AC (Aggregate: 1-3) 
A stoppage-time strike from Javi Moreno made it 1-1 on the night but Milan AC were 3-1 aggregate winners against Sporting Clube de Portugal.

Clinching effort
Andriy Shevchenko was the provider for the visitor's all-important goal with Moreno showing great anticipation and skill to take on Pedro Barbosa and then beat Tiago in the 94th minute.

Gentlemanly conduct
Sporting's Romanian coach Lazlo Boloni was magnanimous in defeat and acknowledged that the better side had gone through to the fourth round: "We dominated the second half but Milan also played very well. I congratulate them and wish them the very best in the tournament."

Magnificent volley
Marius Niculae lit the blue touch paper just after the break with a sizzling strike from 25 metres out that proved too hot to handle for Christian Abbiati. But Sporting could not add to their lead despite the urging of the home support.

Glaring miss
Moreno could have made life easier for the visitors when he broke the offside trap and only had the keeper to beat but the former Deportivo Alavés man saw his shot blocked by the advancing Tiago.

Local boy
Portuguese international Rui Costa enjoyed a happy return to his native Lisbon and echoed his coach Carlo Ancelotti's sentiments: "We knew it wouldn't be easy and we have been even more up against it had Sporting scored earlier on."

Last updated: 15/11/12 21.03CET

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Lineups

sporting

Sporting

milan

Milan

12
TiagoTiago
18
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati
5
BabbPhil Babb
2
HelvegThomas Helveg
6
André CruzAndré Cruz
3
MaldiniPaolo Maldini (C)
7
M.NiculaeMarius Niculae
Goal49
5
CostacurtaAlessandro Costacurta
16
JardelJardel
7
ShevchenkoAndriy Shevchenko
17
Paulo BentoPaulo Bento
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso
22
BetoBeto (C)
Yellow Card35
Substitution81
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
Substitution70
23
Rui JorgeRui Jorge
Substitution76
13
KaladzeKakha Kaladze
25
João PintoJoão Pinto
Yellow Card41
15
DonatiMassimo Donati
Yellow Card42
29
César PratesCésar Prates
Substitution68
22
ContraCosmin Contra
Yellow Card3
Substitution87
45
Hugo VianaHugo Viana
25
Roque JuniorRoque Junior

Substitutes

1
NélsonNélson
1
RossiSebastiano Rossi
3
DimasDimas
16
ChamotJosé Chamot
8
BarbosaPedro Barbosa
Substitution68
19
Javi MorenoJavi Moreno
Substitution70
Goal90
11
TelloRodrigo Tello
Substitution76
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
15
HugoHugo
24
LaursenMartin Laursen
Substitution87
20
QuaresmaRicardo Quaresma
Substitution81
32
BrocchiCristian Brocchi
26
QuirogaQuiroga
55
DonadelMarco Donadel

Coach

László Bölöni (ROU) Carlo Ancelotti (ITA)

Referee

Ryszard Wójcik (POL)

Assistant referees

Maciej Wierzbowski (POL), Konrad Sapela (POL)

Fourth official

Krzysztof Slupik (POL)

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