Italian Cup: Ronaldo’s Late Penalty Rescues Juve Draw Against AC Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s injury-time penalty grabbed Juventus a 1-1 draw at AC Milan in their Italian Cup semifinal, first leg on Thursday as his incredible scoring run continued.

The 35-year-old has now scored 12 goals in his last eight games in all competitions after the Portuguese ultimately got the better of old rival Zlatan Ibrahimovic despite being largely anonymous for much of the match.

Juve looked set for a third straight away defeat after Ante Rebic‘s volley put Milan ahead before the hosts lost Theo Hernandez to a second yellow card after 71 minutes.

The visitors offered little threat despite their man advantage but the late VAR-awarded spot-kick allowed Ronaldo to make it 35 goals in 35 games for club and country.

Juve will now be favourites to finish the job in the second leg at the Allianz Stadium next month, with a final against either Inter Milan or Napoli up for grabs.

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