Milan pegged back by Torino
Alessandro Rosina fired home a penalty 12 minutes from time to earn Torino a 2-2 draw at home to AC Milan on Sunday and dent the seven-time European champions' title hopes. Milan are second in Serie A but are now three points behind bitter city rivals Inter Milan, who beat third placed Juventus 1-0 on Saturday.
It was also the third time this season they have failed to win away to lowly rivals following previous stalemates at Cagliari and Lecce. Even so, Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti was not too disappointed. "I'm partially satisfied. We could have managed the game better in the second half, we need to be more compact and we made Torino work hard," he said. "We had the chance to go 3-1 up, but we didn't manage it."
Roberto Stellone nipped in front of his marker Kakha Kaladze on 25 minutes to head home a cross from Rosina at the near post to give the hosts the lead. But just four minutes later Milan were level after teenage Brazilian forward Pato brilliantly killed a firm pass from Gennaro Gattuso as he beat the offside trap and then fired high into the roof of the net.
On 34 minutes Milan were in front thanks to a rifled free-kick from Ronaldinho, who is already making a name for himself in Italy for spectacular strikes. But as Milan tried to hold on, a cross from the left hit Kaladze on the thigh and rebounded onto his arm, with the referee pointing to the spot and Rosina made sure the points were shared.