AC Milan moved into the Italian Cup quarter-finals after a 2-1
win at Serie B club Brescia on Tuesday earned them a 6-3 aggregate
Milan, who came back from two goals down to win the first-leg
4-2, took the lead in the 15th minute when Brazilian striker
Ricardo Oliveira headed in a corner from French midfielder Yoann
Five minutes later the tie was virtually over when Brescia
defender Davide Zoboli put a Gourcuff cross into his own goal.
Zoboli protested that he had been pushed by Milan forward Marco
Borriello as he moved to clear the cross.
Brescia pulled a goal back two minutes before the interval with
Slovak forward Marek Hamsik producing a composed finish from the
edge of the area.
After the break Milan, who rested several first-team regulars,
risked conceding an equaliser with Zoboli going close with a
bicycle kick that struck the bar.
"These are games you have to play and it was a balanced, even
game that we did well to win," Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti told RAI
On Wednesday, Cup holders Inter Milan host Messina at the San
Siro with Roberto Mancini's side expecting to build on a 1-0 lead
from the first leg.
AS Roma are at home to Serie B club Triestina, who they beat 2-1
in the first game.
(Reuters November 29, 2006)