Urby Emanuelson’s late equaliser secured a 2-2 draw for AC Milan in the first leg of their Coppa Italia semi-final against Palermo on Wednesday.
The Dutch midfielder, a January transfer window signing from Ajax Amsterdam, struck with 14 minutes remaining to claim a draw for his side, although Palermo will be confident heading into the second leg with two away goals on the board.
The night started well for Massimiliano Allegri’s side, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic giving the hosts a fourth minute lead.
But Palermo showed they would not lie down easily, with Javier Pastore grabbing an equaliser just 10 minutes later.
Things turned from bad to worse for Milan when Abel Hernandez put Palermo in front eight minutes into the second half before Emanuelson’s late intervention saved face for the Serie A league leaders.
The second-leg will be played at the Stadio Renzo Barbera on May 10, with Palermo just needing a draw to progress if they keep Milan to one goal or less.
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