Torino's Serbian goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (front) and AC Milan's Portuguese forward Rafael Leao collide as Torino's Venezuelan midfielder Tomas Rincon (right) goes for the ball during the Italian Cup (Coppa Italia) round of sixteen football match AC Milan vs Torino on Jan 12, 2021 at the San Siro stadium in Milan. (MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)
ROME - AC Milan booked a spot in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals on Tuesday, eliminating Torino 5-4 on penalties.
AC Milan will face either Inter Milan or Fiorentina in the last eight
The match was the second in back-to-back fixtures between the two sides, as Milan had beaten Torino 2-0 in Serie A last week at the San Siro. With talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to the starting line-up, Milan benched regular goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and started Ciprian Tatarusanu in his place.
Milan dominated the game and hit the woodwork twice but could not find a way through a stubborn Torino defense, with Donnarumma red-carded from the bench for expressing his dissent to the referee.
After a goalless 120 minutes, Milan scored all five attempts in the shootout, while Tomas Rincon missed the crucial spot-kick for Torino.
Milan will face either Inter Milan or Fiorentina in the last eight.
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