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Milan win San Siro shoot-out

Published: Thursday 28 February 2002, 23.24CET
Milan AC defeated Roda JC 3-2 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.

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MilanRoda

Goals scored0
1
Attempts on target0
1
Attempts off target2
 
3
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards4
 
5
Red cards0
1

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Published: Thursday 28 February 2002, 23.24CET

Milan win San Siro shoot-out

Milan AC defeated Roda JC 3-2 on penalties to reach the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup.

Milan AC 0-1 Roda JC (Agg: 1-1 - Milan won 3-2 on penalties)
Milan AC scraped into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup, winning on penalties against Dutch side Roda JC after a 1-0 defeat on the night had left the sides tied 1-1 on aggregate.

Battling display
The Italians' 3-2 penalty shoot-out win came after a battling display from the opposition, who were forced to play all of extra time with ten men. Roda went ahead in the 70th minute with a volleyed goal from Marc Luijpers. Four minutes from time they had defender Regillio Vrede sent off but the determined Dutch side still clung on for penalties.

Tel-Aviv date
Milan now face Israel's Hapoel Tel-Aviv, who knocked out another Italian side Parma AC earlier on Thursday evening. The Rossoneri created a host of chances in the second half and extra time to win the game without the need for penalties but, with top scorer Andriy Shevchenko rested, they lacked the clinical touch in front of goal.

Shevchenko in the stands
With Shevchenko sitting in the stands it was clear that Milan had at least half an eye on Sunday's derby with Internazionale FC and were hoping for a comfortable passage against the Dutch side. Roda's lively striker Bernard Tchoutang offered an early warning that the Kerkrade outfit had other ideas with a jinking run into the box before Martin Laursen blocked his shot with a well-timed challenge.

Moreno effort
Milan's only efforts in the first half were a harmless header from Laursen and shots from Kakha Kaladze and Javi Moreno which flew wide. The Italian side made a livelier start to the second half with Portuguese playmaker Rui Costa forcing Roda goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac into a full-stretch save with a curling free-kick.

Glancing header
Moreno saw a glancing header from a José Chamot cross flash just wide of the post as Carlo Ancelotti's side looked for the goal that would ease their growing nerves. But Roda stunned the Italians in the 70th minute as Garba Lawal picked out an unmarked Luijpers at the back-post and the defender volleyed past Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati.

Wave of attacks
That prompted a wave of Milan attacks with substitute Marco Simone, on for Costa in the 70th minute, forcing a fine save out of Kalac with a thundering free-kick. After Vrede was sent off for a second bookable offence, Milan had a great chance for the deciding goal but Kaladze screwed wide from just ten metres out.

One-way traffic
It was one-way traffic in extra time as Kaladze and Simone each went close twice and José Mari wasted a golden chance blasting over from point-blank range. The game went to penalties and early on both keepers made two fine diving saves - Kalac denying Milan's José Mari and Kaladze while Abbiati pushed away Tom Soetaer's and Luijper's kicks. With the score 2-2, however, Eric van der Luer blasted his penalty over the bar and Romanian Cosmin Contra converted Milan's final kick to bring a mixture of joy and relief to the Italians.

Ancelotti relieved
Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti said after the game: "We have suffered a lot. I hope that this sufferance will be useful in Sunday's game against Inter. We had a lot of chances during extra time but we were not able to translate that into goals."

Leekens disappointed
Roda coach George Leekens was understandably disappointed. "We used the best players for penalties, but we weren't lucky," he said. "From a tactical point of view at the start of the match we had three defenders, but in reality there were just two [who performed]. We have to forget this match and go home."

Last updated: 16/11/12 4.42CET

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Lineups

milan

Milan

roda

Roda

18
AbbiatiChristian Abbiati (GK)
1
KalacZeljko Kalac (GK)
Yellow Card95 ET
8
GattusoGennaro Gattuso (C)
Yellow Card110 ET
3
VredeRegillio Vrede
Red/Yellow Card87
10
Rui CostaRui Costa
Substitution68
7
TchoutangBernard Tchoutang
Yellow Card39
Substitution100 ET
13
KaladzeKakha Kaladze
10
NygaardMarc Nygaard
14
José MaríJosé Marí
11
LawalGarba Lawal
Yellow Card35
15
DonatiMassimo Donati
Yellow Card41
Substitution105 ET
12
LachambreVincent Lachambre
Substitution46
16
ChamotJosé Chamot
14
van DesselKevin van Dessel (C)
19
Javi MorenoJavi Moreno
Substitution81
20
RudgeHumphrey Rudge
22
ContraCosmin Contra
Yellow Card78
21
AnastasiouYannis Anastasiou
24
LaursenMartin Laursen
Yellow Card90
22
LuijpersMark Luijpers
Goal69
25
Roque JuniorRoque Junior
24
SonkayaFatih Sonkaya

Substitutes

1
RossiSebastiano Rossi (GK)
30
RoordaBas Roorda (GK)
21
PirloAndrea Pirlo
Substitution105 ET
8
Van der LuerEric van der Luer
Substitution120 ET
32
BrocchiCristian Brocchi
Substitution81
9
SoetaersTom Soetaers
Substitution100 ET
69
SimoneMarco Simone
Substitution68
15
SonkoEdrissa Sonko
Substitution46
Yellow Card90
Substitution120 ET
5
CostacurtaAlessandro Costacurta
5
van DijkGregor van Dijk
20
SarrMohamed Sarr
6
VandenbroeckSven Vandenbroeck
83
AubameyangCatilina Aubameyang
18
ZafarinDave Zafarin

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Georges Leekens (BEL)

Referee

Wolfgang Stark (GER)

Assistant referees

Kurt Ertl (GER), Markus Scheibel (GER)

Fourth official

Uwe Kemmling (GER)

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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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