Milan booked their spot in the last 32 of the Europa League with a comfortable win over the hoops at the San Siro. The Rossonerri again were without Zlatan for this one just as it was against Lille in the previous round of matches.The got an almighty scare early on when Tom Rogic scored the opener in the 7th minute.
Krunic found Donnarumma’s pass to him under pressure from the Australian too hot to handle allowing the Celtic midfielder to side foot past the Milan keeper. Celtic sensed that Milan could have vulnerable confidence and duly went on the attack. Rogic, that man again, coming close with a curler just outside the box not long afterwards that went just wide of the post. Frenchman Edouard put Celtic in dreamland with a delicate chip after 14 minutes with the flag staying down rightfully so after being put through on go. On 23 minutes Christie gave away a blatant free kick on the edge of the box fouling Ante Rebic. Turkish International Calhanoglu duly punished THE HOOPS with a delightful free kick which left Barkas firmly rooted on his line. 2-1 Celtic. Spaniard Castillejo wiped out that deficit two minutes later with a chip finish with the Celtic defence caught napping.
Theo Hernandez(Bayern’s Lucas’s brother) was a menace with his overlapping runs on the left flank.2-2 at half time. Right from the start of the second, Milan’s intentions to win the match right from the off were known. They took the lead just five minutes into it with an exquisite side foot finish from Hauge. Hauge cut right through the Celtic defence like a knife through butter. The Swede showed that he can take the button from Zlatan when his countryman decides to call it a day. The scoreline got a little flattering on 80 minutes. Brahim Diaz put through again for a chip finish over Barkas. Some soul searching is needed here by the former European Champs Celtic who bow out of Europe with a point and a minus 10 goal difference to their name. Milan were joined by Lille, who beat 10 man Sparta Prague 2-1, in the last 32.