Ronaldo Penalty Earns Juventus Draw at 10-man Milan

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  • Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with AC Milan's Andrea Conti during the match Serie A between Juventus vs AC Milan at Allianz Stadium, Turin, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

    Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo in action with AC Milan's Andrea Conti during the match Serie A between Juventus vs AC Milan at Allianz Stadium, Turin, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

    TEMPO.CORome - A stoppage-time Cristiano Ronaldo penalty rescued a 1-1 draw for Juventus at 10-man AC Milan on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final.

    Ante Rebic’s volley gave the hosts a deserved lead after 61 minutes, following a string of good saves from veteran Juve goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

    But Stefano Pioli’s side were reduced to 10 men for the final 18 minutes when defender Theo Hernandez was shown a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Paulo Dybala.

    Juventus were awarded a penalty in the dying minutes following a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review, which showed that a Ronaldo scissor kick had struck the arm of Milan defender Davide Calabria.

    The Portuguese forward smashed the spot-kick into the roof of the net to earn his side a draw ahead of the second leg in Turin on March 4.

    Napoli defeated Inter Milan 1-0 in the first leg of the other semi-final in Milan on Wednesday.

    REUTERS