Hakan Calhanoglu and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored a 4-2 win over Turin in the Italian Cup quarter-finals.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Photo credit: Reuters)
Milan: AC Milan face Juventus in the Italian Cup semi-final after beating Turin 4-2 on Tuesday in a thrilling duel to continue their Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired revival.
Substitute goals for substitute Hakan Calhanoglu and Ibrahimovic sealed their entry into the quarter-finals for a Milan-based team that was awakened by the return of the Swede last month.
You will enjoy the game with the Italian champions, who fought Roma 3-0 in the quarter-finals last week.
The superstar striker's second goal after returning to Milan was scored on a night when he posted Milan Kobe Bryant, who spent much of his childhood in Italy, on the big screens of "Legends Never Die" San Siro honored.
Milan, who is still eighth in Serie A, has won five times in all competitions and has been unbeaten in six games since the end of the winter break.
It was Calhanoglu who saved Milan's skin shortly after he fell off the bench when the Turk's deflected shot lasted until extra time in the final seconds of regular time after Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu held the hosts at bay.
The hosts dominated most of the game but fell back to two Gleison Bremer goals after 19 minutes after Giacomo Bonaventura gave Milan the 12th minute lead.
Ibrahimovic missed two chances when Calhanoglu conceded the draw. First he shot over half a centimeter over the crossbar, then he saw Sirigu push his intelligent shot away well.
Sirigu was back in top form in extra time when he fended off an excellent double and stopped Theo Hernandez before getting up quickly to fend off the rebound.
In the second half of extra time, however, he couldn't stop Calhanoglu from taking his team in the lead. His strong shot escaped the Italian's grip before Ibrahimovic took Leao's decent break two minutes later and ended Torino's resistance.
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