SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — Seven-time winner AC Milan opened its Champions League campaign with a 1-1 draw at Salzburg on Tuesday.
But Noah Okafor put Salzburg ahead with a splendid goal near the half-hour mark. First, the Switzerland international dribbled through the legs of Milan defender Fikayo Tomori, then he completed a “double tunnel” by shooting through the legs of goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
Milan equalized before the break when Alexis Saelemaekers had time to control a cross from Rafael Leão before shooting in from the center of the area.
Leão then nearly won it for Milan in stoppage time when he had a shot deflected off the post.
Dinamo Zagreb stunned Chelsea 1-0 in the night’s other Group E match earlier.
Milan, which won the last of its European Cups in 2007, finished last in its group a year ago. But after winning its first Italian league title in more than a decade, the Rossoneri entered this year’s competition with more confidence.
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