AC Milan 1-2 Atletico Madrid: Late goals from Griezmann and Suarez give Simeone's side important win

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AC Milan 1-2 Atletico Madrid: Late goals from Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez after stoppage-time VAR drama earns win for Diego Simeone's side after Franck Kessie was sent off for hosts

Rafael Leao opened the scoring with a low finish past Jan Oblak to take the leadFranck Kessie was sent off after 30 minutes after a second yellow card Antoine Griezmann came off the bench to score his first goal since his returnAtletico were handed a late penalty after VAR judged there was a handballLuis Suarez scored from the spot in the 97th minute to hand Atletico the win  

By Reuters

Published: 17:01 EDT, 28 September 2021 | Updated: 17:48 EDT, 28 September 2021

Luis Suarez's last-gasp penalty and Antoine Griezmann's first goal since returning to Atletico Madrid earned the Spanish side a 2-1 victory over 10-man AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Griezmann, who rejoined Atletico last month on a season-long loan from Barcelona, pounced in the 84th minute to level, before Suarez grabbed Atletico their first win in this season's competition in the 97th minute.

After a lightning start in a frenetic atmosphere, Milan raced into a 20th-minute lead through Rafael Leao, but the home fans were silenced nine minutes later as Franck Kessie was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in quick succession.


Rafael Leao opened the scoring for AC Milan by hitting a low shot across Jan Oblak

AC Milan though had to play from the 30th minute with ten men after Franck Kessie's red card

Antoine Griezmann scored his first goal for Atletico since his return to pull Atletico level

There was late drama as VAR awarded a penalty for a handball which Luis Suarez took

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the penalty which handed Atletico all three points

As the game wore on, Milan retreated further and further back and Griezmann finally made the Atletico pressure count, firing into the bottom corner to level.

Pierre Kalulu was then adjudged to have handled the ball in stoppage time to give Atletico the chance to snatch a dramatic victory at the death, with Suarez converting from the spot to a chorus of boos.

The result leaves Milan without a point at the bottom of Group B, while Atletico are second with four, trailing leaders Liverpool by two points following the Premier League side's 5-1 win over Porto in Portugal.

MATCH FACTS 

AC Milan: (4-2-3-1) Maignan, Hernandez, Romagnoli, Tomori, Calabria, Kessie, Bennacer (Florenzi 81), Leao (Giroud 57), Diaz (Ballo-Toure 57), Saelemaekers (Kalulu), Rebic (Tonali 34)

Goal: Leao 20

Booked: Kessie, Rebic, Saelemaekers, Hernandez, 

Sent off: Kessie 29 

Atletico Madrid: (4-4-2) Oblak, Hermoso (Lodi 46), Gimenez, Felipe, Trippier (Felix 40), Carrasco (Rodrigo 46), Koke, Kondogbia, Llorente, Suarez, Correa 

Goal: Griezmann 84, Suarez 90+7

Booked: Kondogbia 

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