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Why did Milan go to the dark side to make it to the Europa League final?

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By Football ItalyThe Milanese were in for a surprise when they faced Ajax at the sea-ice, having beaten Ajax 4-0 at the San Siro last season.

The Azzurri had been favourites to make a strong run at the title but the Dutchman was able to take a 1-0 lead after 33 minutes.

However, after a minute of extra time, the two sides were drawn in a penalty shoot-out.

The winner was decided by a corner from Vito Mannone, which the defender failed to touch.

The Dutchman did not even try to touch the ball, and instead went for a corner which was also blocked.

It was a goal which led to a huge moment in the match as it came to an end.

The Rossoneri had a chance to go into the final as well, but they were not able to complete a successful comeback.

With a goal from Francesco Totti, the Nerazzurri secured a 3-1 victory.

Ajax had scored two goals in a row in the last four minutes of the match, but Milan were not in the mood to settle for a point.

They took the opportunity to score a second, as they took advantage of the absence of the injured Mario Balotelli.

The Croatian was not fit to play due to the stress of the Champions League, and his absence created a huge opening for Mario Pasalic to score.

However, the Italian was unable to connect with the ball and was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Marquinhos.

This is an excerpt from the edition of ‘Siena Live’ which is published every Wednesday night on RTE Sport.

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