Watch: Saelemaekers gives Milan the lead against Rio Ave with a superb finish

By Oliver Fisher -

Alexis Saelemaekers got his first goal of the season on Thursday night as he gave AC Milan the lead in their Europa League Play-Off against Rio Ave.

Substitute Brahim Diaz saw a shot blocked inside the area after a neat feed from Saelemaekers with what was a last-ditch slide, but it was from the resulting corner that Milan went 1-0 up.

An outswinging ball from the right found its way to Saelemaekers on the edge of the box, and he took a touch to steady himself before firing inside the near post with a measured finish from his right foot.

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