AC Milan 4-2 Celtic: Milan come from behind to win six-goal thriller

Hakan Calhanoglu-AC Milan

The Serie A table leaders produced a dramatic comeback win to confirm their place in Europa League knockouts.

Milan have produced a dramatic turnaround against Celtic, winning the game 4-2 despite conceding two early goals.

The game was touted to be important for the hosts to secure their place for the next round however Celtic caused early trouble.

Tom Rogic opened the account after a costly blunder from Rade Krunic and striker Odsonne Edouard doubled the lead in the 14th minute.

Milan responded with back to back goals in no time, with Hakan Calhanoglu scoring a brilliant free-kick goal and Samu Castillejo scoring the equaliser. The score was level at half time.

Rossoneri continued their dominance in the second half as youngster Jens Petter Hauge scored a wonderful solo goal to give his side the lead before Brahim Diaz came off the bench to score the winning goal in the 81st minute.

With the win, Milan confirmed their place in Europa League knockouts alongside group leaders Lille.

Stefano Pilo’s men were clinical once again despite some early struggles. The squad depth and the young talents they possess are paying Milan their dividends.

Rossoneri were able to do this without their star ace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was spotted backing his teammates from the dugout.

Elsewhere, Celtic endured yet another horrific campaign in European competitions – now finishing last in the group with one point with a match to spare – as manager Neil Lennon has been put under scrutiny.