Milan still loses but passes

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Rennes-Milan 3-2

In the return leg of the Europa League playoff, AC Milan suffered a 3-2 defeat against Rennes but thanks to the 3-0 result of the first leg, they qualified for the round of 16. At Roazhon Park è a thrilling match full of twists and turns was staged, with the hosts opening the scoring at 11'11' with a goal by Bourigeaud, who was eventually elected the best player on the field. The Diavolo responded promptly and equalized at 22' thanks to a header by Jovic.

At the start of the second half, the French took the lead again thanks to a penalty converted by Bourigeaud, awarded after a dubious foul by Kjaer on Terrier at 54'. Just four minutes later, Milan regained parity through Leao, who redeemed three previous missed chances.

Rennes did not give up and scored again in 67'again with Bourigeaud and again on a penalty kick (due to a Jovic arm touch) but it was not enough to avoid elimination. Pioli’s team on Friday will know after the draw what its next opponent will be.

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