Home » News » Football » Serie A: Franck Kessie Fires AC Milan Back into UEFA Champions League after Long Absence
1-MIN READ

Serie A: Franck Kessie Fires AC Milan Back into UEFA Champions League after Long Absence

AC Milan (Photo Credit: Twitter)

AC Milan (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Franck Kessie scored two goals from the penalty spot as AC Milan beat Atalanta 2-0 to finish second in Serie A and secure UEFA Champions League.

AC Milan secured a long-awaited return to the Champions League on Sunday as two Franck Kessie penalties earned a 2-0 win over Atalanta to seal a second-place finish on the final day of the Serie A season.

The victory saw Milan climb one point above the Bergamo club in the standings to 79 points behind champions Inter Milan.

Milan led the Serie A standings until mid-February, but a subsequent dip in form left them at risk of falling out of the top-four on the final day if they failed to win.

Kessie showed great composure to score from the spot shortly before the break and in second-half stoppage time, when Atalanta midfielder Marten de Roon was sent off.

RELATED NEWS

The victory means the seven-time European champions will play Champions League football for the first time since 2013-14 next season.

Read all the Latest News, Breaking News and Coronavirus News here

first published:May 24, 2021, 02:39 IST