Football: Last-gasp Kessie penalty rescues draw for AC Milan against Udinese

Football: Last-gasp Kessie penalty rescues draw for AC Milan against Udinese

Serie A - AC Milan v Udinese
AC Milan's Franck Kessie scores their first goal from the penalty spot. (Photo: REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo)

MILAN: AC Milan's Franck Kessie scored a penalty with the last kick of the game to rescue a 1-1 draw against Udinese on Wednesday, a result that hands Inter Milan a big opportunity to gain ground in the Serie A title race.

Milan struggled to find a way through a resolute defence in the absence of injured top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made a costly error at the other end when Rodrigo Becao’s looping header after 68 minutes sneaked past him.

But Udinese wing back Jens Stryger Larsen’s flailing arm struck the ball inside the box deep in stoppage time to give Kessie the chance to earn a point for the hosts from the spot.

Milan have picked up four points from their last four league games and leaders Inter now have the chance to go six points clear at the top of the table by beating relegation battling Parma on Thursday.

Milan are second with 53 points, while Udinese are 11th place with 29 points.

Source: Reuters

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