The theme among the Italian papers is very much that AC Milan had to battle right until the end in order to secure their progress to the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia against Genoa.
The Rossoneri did end up getting the job done against a struggling Andriy Shevchenko side but needed extra-time as Giroud’s header cancelled out Ostigard’s opener before Leao and Saelemaekers netted in the additional 30 minutes to secure a meeting with Lazio or Udinese in the last eight. Below is how the media saw it…
La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Roar of the Leao. Rossoneri in the quarter-finals, Giroud and Saelemaekers also on target (3-1). Milan struggle against Genoa, then the Portuguese comes on and dooms Sheva.
Tuttosport: “Giroud and Leao come back against Sheva (with Saelemaekers). Genoa courageous, forcing Milan to extra time. Andriy receives such affection.”