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2017/18 UEFA Europa League, Play-off Round
  • Patrick Cutrone (13')
2nd Leg - AC Milan advance 7-0 on aggregate
2nd Leg - AC Milan advance 7-0 on aggregate

Patrick Cutrone leads AC Milan into Europa League group stage

Nake Batev/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

AC Milan eased into the Europa League group stage with a 1-0 win over Shkendija on Thursday, though the result was in little doubt after the Rossoneri won the first leg 6-0 a week ago.

Patrick Cutrone scored his second goal this week in the 13th minute, beating the offside trap and faking a shot to move the goalkeeper before finishing.

The 19-year-old has no been involved in goals in each of his past four games, scoring three and adding an assist.

Leonardo Bonucci had a brief injury scare but returned in the second half as Milan reached a European group stage for the first time since the 2013-14 campaign.

Backup goalkeeper Marco Storari did well late on to deny Armend Alimi and Besart Ibraimi and keep a clean sheet.