AC Milan stumble in final Europa League group game
Rijeka 2 - 0 AC Milan

AC Milan stumble in final Europa League group game

08/12/2017

AC Milan concluded their Europa League group stage with a 2-0 defeat at Croatian club Rijeka on Thursday.

Already assured of top spot in Group D, Milan suffered their first defeat in Europe this season after seven wins and two draws.

Jakov Puljic gave the hosts the lead in the seventh minute by curling in a free kick out of the reach of goalkeeper Marco Storari.

Rijeka, who had already been eliminated also scored early in the second half as Mario Gavranovic bundled the ball over the line from six yards.

Milan failed to put a shot on target, and Manuel Locatelli will miss the first leg of the round of 32 after picking up a booking.

The result was not encouraging for new Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso, who already suffered a shock 2-2 draw with Benevento in his debut on Sunday.

Related news

Arsenal to meet BATE, Chelsea draw Malmo, Celtic to face Valencia

Arsenal to meet BATE, Chelsea draw Malmo, Celtic to face Valencia

Arsenal will face Belarusian side BATE Borisov in the Europa League round of 32, while Chelsea have been drawn against Sweden's Malmo.

Alexandre Lacazette gives Arsenal win over Qarabag in Europa League

Alexandre Lacazette gives Arsenal win over Qarabag in Europa League

Alexandre Lacazette's first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 win over FK Qarabag in Europa League Group E action on Thursday.

AC Milan lose to Olympiakos, will miss out on Europa League knockouts

AC Milan lose to Olympiakos, will miss out on Europa League knockouts

Olympiakos pulled off a stunning 3-1 Europa League win over AC Milan that put them into the round of 32 and sent the Italians crashing out as the remaining places in the knockout stage were decided on Thursday.

Sensational Giroud free kick earns Chelsea draw vs. Vidi in Europa League

Sensational Giroud free kick earns Chelsea draw vs. Vidi in Europa League

Table-toppers Chelsea drew 2-2 at Vidi in their final Group L in the Europa League on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Chelsea made it five wins in five tries in the Europa League with a convincing 4-0 win against 10-man PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E

Arsenal maintained their three-point lead atop Europa League Group E on Thursday with a 3-0 win against Vorskla.

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange

AC Milan came from behind before stepping on the gas to pull away from F91 Dudelange for a 5-2 Europa League win on Thursday.

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Sporting at The Emirates, although striker Danny Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half with a serious ankle injury.

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League

AC Milan and Real Betis took a step towards qualifying for the Europa League knockout stage with a 1-1 draw in Group F on Thursday.

RELATED NEWS

Arsenal to meet BATE, Chelsea draw Malmo, Celtic to face Valencia
Europa League round of 32 draw

Arsenal to meet BATE, Chelsea draw Malmo, Celtic to face Valencia

Arsenal will face Belarusian side BATE Borisov in the Europa League round of 32, while Chelsea have been drawn against Sweden's Malmo.

Alexandre Lacazette gives Arsenal win over Qarabag in Europa League
Arsenal 1 - 0 Qarabag

Alexandre Lacazette gives Arsenal win over Qarabag in Europa League

Alexandre Lacazette's first-half goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 win over FK Qarabag in Europa League Group E action on Thursday.

AC Milan lose to Olympiakos, will miss out on Europa League knockouts
Olympiakos 3 - 1 AC Milan

AC Milan lose to Olympiakos, will miss out on Europa League knockouts

Olympiakos pulled off a stunning 3-1 Europa League win over AC Milan that put them into the round of 32 and sent the Italians crashing out as the remaining places in the knockout stage were decided on Thursday.

Sensational Giroud free kick earns Chelsea draw vs. Vidi in Europa League
Vidi 2 - 2 Chelsea

Sensational Giroud free kick earns Chelsea draw vs. Vidi in Europa League

Table-toppers Chelsea drew 2-2 at Vidi in their final Group L in the Europa League on Thursday.

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK
Chelsea 4-0 PAOK

Olivier Giroud double keeps Chelsea perfect with 4-0 win against PAOK

Chelsea made it five wins in five tries in the Europa League with a convincing 4-0 win against 10-man PAOK at Stamford Bridge on Thursday.

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E
Vorskla 0 - 3 Arsenal

Arsenal youngsters thrash Vorskla to stay top of Europa League Group E

Arsenal maintained their three-point lead atop Europa League Group E on Thursday with a 3-0 win against Vorskla.

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange
AC Milan 5 - 2 F91 Dudelange

AC Milan rally for decisive Europa League win against F91 Dudelange

AC Milan came from behind before stepping on the gas to pull away from F91 Dudelange for a 5-2 Europa League win on Thursday.

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting
Arsenal 0 - 0 Sporting

Arsenal qualify for Europa knockout stage despite drab draw vs. Sporting

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League knockout stage with a 0-0 draw against Sporting at The Emirates, although striker Danny Welbeck was carried off on a stretcher in the first half with a serious ankle injury.

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League
Real Betis 1 - 1 AC Milan

AC Milan held at Real Betis in Europa League

AC Milan and Real Betis took a step towards qualifying for the Europa League knockout stage with a 1-1 draw in Group F on Thursday.