AC Milan 3 Rijeka 2: Teenage striker Patrick Cutrone’s 94th-minute winner seals dramatic victory at San Siro for Vincenzo Montella’s men

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AC MILAN snatched a dramatic victory against Croatian minnows Rijeka as they won 3-2 at the San Siro – thanks to former Liverpool flop Fabio Borini.

Patrick Cutrone netted in the 94th minute after Borini’s assist to spark jubilant scenes from Vincenzo Montella’s men in their Europa League match-up.

 Patrick Cutrone netted in the 94th minute to win the match for AC Milan against Rijeka

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Patrick Cutrone netted in the 94th minute to win the match for AC Milan against Rijeka
 The striker celebrates with his team-mates after proving to be the hero at the San Siro

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The striker celebrates with his team-mates after proving to be the hero at the San Siro

Rijeka were seconds away from taking home a historic point after they scored two late goals to get the game to 2-2.

Milan took the lead in the 14th minute when Andre Silva found the back of the net in the 14th minute with a stunning curling attempt.

His finish was too hot for goalkeeper Simon Sluga, as Silva’s angled shot found the bottom right corner after Borini found the former Porto star.

The hosts were made to wait to double their lead, as Mateo Musacchio’s close range shot made it 2-0 after Leonardo Bonucci’s scuffed knockdown from a corner.

A defensive blunder at the back from the ex-Juventus stalwart saw Boadu Maxwell Acosty pull a goal back in the 84th minute.

His left-footed strike from outside the box found its way into the bottom left corner.

 The 19-year-old and Marco Storari embrace after the last-gasp goal in the Europa League clash

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The 19-year-old and Marco Storari embrace after the last-gasp goal in the Europa League clash

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 Josip Elez thought he had snatched a draw for the Croatians after his 90th minute equaliser from the spot

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And in the 90th minute, Josip Elez equalised for Rijeka from the spot as he guided his attempt past Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Alessio Romagnoli was the man with his head in his hands after he gave away the penalty, only for Cutrone to get him out of jail.

The 19-year-old striker got on the end of a delightful Borini pass, before coolly chipping the onrushing goalkeeper to send the Milan faithful into bedlam.

Their win means they sit top of Group D after picking up two consecutive victories.


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