Milan 2-1 Torino: Bonaventura inspires Rossoneri revival

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan scored two second half goals to overcome a 1-0 deficit and beat Torino 2-1 at San Siro on Thursday night.

Goals from Juraj Kucka and Giacomo Bonaventura ensured the perfect response to Andrea Belotti’s first half goal, and secured a quarter-final berth for Vincenzo Montella’s side.

The win means Milan will face Juventus on January 25th for a chance to make the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.

The visitors started the game better, and despite both teams struggling to fashion clear-cut opportunities it was Torino who looked more likely to score in the early stages.

A feed inside the box found Marco Benassi in space, but his shot was well blocked by Gustavo Gomez as Milan escaped.

In the 23rd minute the Rossoneri were let off again, this time Juan Iturbe failed to control a dangerous feed that would have left him in behind the defence.

Four minutes later, Mihajlovic’s men did lead. A counter-attack from the back found its way to Benassi, who calmly slid in Belotti with the Italian making no mistake from close range finishing under Donnarumma.

Juraj Kucka came closest in the first half for Milan; his exquisite volley from outside the area whistling past Joe Hart’s right post.

The Rossoneri came close to levelling ten minutes after the break when Jose Sosa glanced a header across the face of goal from a corner.

It was 1-1 just past the hour mark however, as Kucka was on hand to slot home a feed from Bonaventura at the far post, after Suso had seen his shot parried by Joe Hart.

In the 64th minute the turnaround was complete; Bonaventura turning from provider to scorer as he volleyed home Suso’s cross with Hart only able to get a hand to the strike.

Five minutes later Donnarumma produced a fine save to deny the goalscorer Belotti at the near post.

Bonaventura could have made it a brace in the 84th minute having dribbled through on goal, but he blazed over from eight yards.

Antonio Barreca was given his marching orders in the late stages after being shown a second yellow card.

In the fourth of seven added minutes Lapadula should have killed the tie, but Emiliano Moretti cleared off the line wonderfully after Hart had been rounded.

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