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That concludes our coverage of tonight's Coppa Italia match. Thanks for joining us, goodbye!
Torino's players went into a frenzy at the full-time whistle, and they deserve so much praise for digging in and never buckling under the constant pressure. In truth, Milan made it easier for them with their sub-par performance, but they did what they had to do, and they can now look forward to their next match in the Coppa Italia. Pioli will demand an immediate response from his side when they face Lecce away from home on Saturday.
Torino have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia after a heroic effort in Milan. Juric's side were given little chance of victory, considering their recent record against Milan, but they found a way to win with 10 men. Pioli's troops were well off the pace in the first 45 minutes, but they improved in the second half and looked like they would kick on and win the match when Djidji was shown a second yellow card for a foul on Messias. Messias' impact was immediate, but the full-back wasted his only opportunity to score. Further chances fell to Dest, Calabria, Hernandez and Leao, but Milan looked like a shadow of themselves in front of goal. That eventually came back to haunt them when Torino launched a counter-attack in the 114th minute. Bayeye's cross was perfect for Adopo, who tapped into an empty net.
FULL-TIME - MILAN 0-1 TORINO.
Two minutes of stoppage time to come!
SAVE! Like he has done all night, Milinkovic-Savic rescues Torino with a save from Calabria's shot. The right-back smashed the ball down the throat of the goal, but Milinkovic-Savic did what he needed to do to tip the ball over the crossbar, although it looked like he tried to catch the strike at first.
Despite the constant pressure, Torino have found a way to take the lead, and they are minutes away from dumping the Serie A champions out of the Coppa Italia. For nearly all of this match, they have been second best, and since the 70th minute, they have played with 10 men. Yet here we are, with Torino five minutes or so away from a shock victory.
Bayeye timed not only his run but his cross to perfection, and he allowed Adopo to run onto the ball, which helped him convert. What a moment for Torino!
GOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL - MILAN 0-1 TORINO - INCREDIBLE. Absolutely incredible scenes at the San Siro as Torino take a shock lead. They have barely ventured forward for 40 minutes, but they may have just snatched the victory with a breathtaking counter-attack. Substitutes Adopo and Bayeye combined perfectly, with the former on hand to tap in Bayeye's cross from the right. He had the goal at his mercy, and Milan have minutes to salvage something from this game.
Pioli alters his defence with a straight swap, Dest for Calabria.
Singo is booed off the pitch for taking his time, with Bayeye on for the last 10 minutes of extra-time.
The referee shows Seck a yellow card after he pushed Dest to the floor for no reason.
Any chance Torino get now will surely come from a set-piece, but their latest effort was wide of the mark from a free-kick. Milan cannot afford to switch off and give them any advantage, but the traffic should only be one way from here on in.
We are underway again in extra-time, both sides have 15 minutes left to avoid penalties.
The first 15 minutes of extra-time passed without any real drama, but Milinkovic-Savic did what he had to do to keep Leao at bay.
HALF-TIME IN ET - MILAN 0-0 TORINO.
Each and every block from the Torino defence is being celebrated like a goal, and the visitors have nearly done enough to get through the first half of extra-time.
A poor touch from Giroud gives Torino more chance to take time off the clock. The Frenchman has not made the desired impact everyone wanted, but in his defence, he has yet to have one chance to score.
The one compliment that could be paid to Torino is it is difficult to know they are down to 10 men. Yes, they are sitting back and absorbing pressure, but they have not buckled; they have kept calm, and if they advance tonight, they have provided a lesson in how to frustrate a superior team on the road.
Leao looks like he means business in the first few minutes of extra-time, but his latest long-range shot was saved easily by Milinkovic-Savic. The Torino keeper is one of the leading candidates for man-of-the-match after his performance so far.
CLOSE! Milan's pressure comes to nothing, but they were desperately unlucky not to open the scoring there. Leao collected possession at the back post from a corner, and even though his shot deflected towards three Milan players, nobody in black and red could react in time.
We are back underway in Milan!
We are heading to extra-time, and Torino's players deserve a huge pat on the back for getting this far. They played the final 20 minutes of regulation time with 10 men after Djidji was sent to the stands after collecting his second yellow card. They need to dig deep to make it to penalties, but who knows what will happen if they can get there.
END OF 90: MILAN 0-0 TORINO.
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Since the stoppage time was announced, Milan have played with a higher intensity, but with that, they have totally abandoned their positions. Only Leao and Giroud have stayed where they should, so if Torino can hold on then they deserve credit.
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The time wasting has started, and Milinkovic-Savic receives a yellow card after taking an age to take a free-kick.
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Another change for Torino and it is Seck that has replaced Miranchuk.
Juric freshens up his midfield as with Ricci replaced by Adopo.
Five minutes of stoppage time to come, is that enough for Milan to grab a winner?
Torino have not done anything to trouble Tatarusanu in the second 45 minutes, so if we are to get a goal, it will come from the home side.
Milan are starting to increase the pressure once again on Torino's goal, but both Hernandez and Dest have missed opportunities. The first was saved by Milinkovic-Savic, but it was never going to count due to an offside in the build-up. Dest's latest effort was dragged wide of the near post, and Milan have snatched at their chances so far.
Another change for Milan sees Bennacer replace Vranckx.
Left-back Rodriguez was also subbed, with Linetty on for the final 10 minutes of normal time.
After a very quiet night at the office, Vlasic is replaced by Vojvoda.
Messias' strong start to proceedings may have gone to his head a little. The fullback was just met by a chorus of boos as he cut in from the wing and then shot with his left foot. His effort ended up nearer the corner flag than the goal, so that tells you how bad the shot was. We move on...
Another VAR appeal from Milan for handball...and still no penalty. It remains 0-0 with just over 10 minutes remaining.
Here comes Giroud, and it is an attacking change from Pioli, with Pobega the one to make way.
Pioli makes a change in defence as Gabbia is replaced by Hernandez.
Milan's fans have not been shy to voice their concerns this evening, but their latest shouts for a penalty were turned down pretty quickly. That is a sign of how desperate they have become, as they have watched their side struggle for the majority of the match.
Less than 20 minutes remaining for Milan to find a way past Torino. They have a man advantage, and it looks like Giroud is about to enter the game. Can the Frenchman guide them to victory?
Desperate times for Torino, with Sanabria sacrificed after that red card, and it is Zima that replaces him.
SECOND YELLOW! Messias has been on the pitch for less than two minutes, and he has already done more than some of his team-mates did in 70. After narrowly missing the target, he then played a part in Djidji's red card. The Torino player was booked in the first half, and he has just been shown his second yellow card after a poor tackle on Messias on the halfway line. He was so desperate to stop the Milan player that he mistimed his challenge, and he must now watch the rest of the game from the changing room.
CHANCE! Talk about impact! Messias' first involvement nearly brought us our first goal, but the Milan full-back could only lift his half-volley over the crossbar. He would have been celebrating if he had just put a little less power on that shot.
Messias is also on the field, and he will move to right wing-back, with Diaz the one to make way.
Saelemaekers makes way for Leao, whose introduction should gift everyone a lift in the final third.
Pioli looks to have run out of patience, with several of his subs now in deep discussion with the coaching staff.
Torino's set-pieces need some work, with a recent free-kick and corner failing to beat the first man. Still, that is a sign of improvement from Juric's troops after a slow start to the second half.
Just when it looked like Milan had taken control of this match, Torino have managed to win the arm wrestle in the last five minutes. They will be happy for this match to go to extra-time, which is where we are heading if things stay as they are.
It might not be long before we see our first substitution of the evening, with a group of Milan players now warming up near the corner flag.
For the first time in the second half, Torino showed some signs of life, but Rodriguez's cross was flicked wide by Miranchuk, who attempted a fancy backheel from just inside the box.
Milan have gone from infrequently shooting to now shooting on sight. Sadly for the home fans, Tonali's latest effort cleared the crossbar, but Milan are doing a superb job of forcing Torino closer and closer to their goal as the minutes tick by.
We are less than 10 minutes into the second half, but Torino have yet to move over the halfway line, which shows the difference from the first half. Can Milan now add the finishing touch and grab the first goal?
Whatever Pioli said to his players, it has certainly worked. There is more zip in their passes and Milan have certainly stepped it up a gear at the start of the second half.
Pobega has the first meaningful shot of the second half, and even though it forced a save out of Milinkovic-Savic, it lacked the power to find the back of the net.
We are back underway in Milan, and neither manager has made any changes.
Should Milan still be level in the next 15 minutes, Pioli can turn to Adli, Giroud or Leao if he needs some inspiration. Torino will also need to utilise their bench, as their players are going to need a break in midfield. Hopefully, the second half can bring us some goals!
We reach half-time without a goal, and after a timid display from Milan, that is no surprise. Torino have come to the San Siro to defend, and they have done a pretty good job of it. Milan need to do more if they want to avoid extra-time, but it has not been a total snoozefest. Both teams had chances inside the first half, but Lukic's close-range effort was saved by Milan keeper Tatarusanu. De Ketelaere has been denied on two occasions, first by the post and then by Milinkovic-Savic.
HALF-TIME - MILAN 0-0 TORINO.
SAVE! De Ketelaere is denied by Milinkovic-Savic from the edge of the box, but that was much better from Milan, who finally found their striker in space in a dangerous area. Sadly for the hosts, the Belgium international shot straight at the Torino keeper, but hopefully, that is a sign of things to come in the second half.
Pobega has attempted four tackles in this game, more than any other player on either team. While he has not had much chance to create, he has worked tremendously hard to keep Milan on top.
Torino have to wait less than five minutes before the break, and coach Ivan Juric will be delighted with his team's gutsy display so far.
It has not been a great night for Milan's attacking players, but Dest has stood out when given a chance to advance down the touchline. He has often been the highest player forward for Milan, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see him involved in a goal if we are lucky to get one, of course.
The referee appears to be stopping the game at an alarming rate, and Torino have done well to slow the game down. However, if they are not careful, they will soon start being yellow-carded for their tactics.
Milan's performance is very similar to Inter's this time yesterday. The desire to take the lead is there, but their passes have been sloppy, and they are not doing enough to test the Torino defence. Pioli will get the chance to tweak things at half-time, but Torino do deserve credit for their intense gameplan.
Milan have now assumed control of the match, and they have won some free-kicks higher up the pitch. Torino's players appear happy to concede free-kicks, so that could be a potential avenue for Pioli's side as they try to take the lead.
OFF THE POST! It remains goalless, but Milan have just forced Milinkovic-Savic into his first save of the night, however, the goalkeeper was on hand to concede a corner. Dest's deflected effort was about to dip under the crossbar, so the Torino keeper took no chances. From the resulting corner, De Ketelaere attacked the near post, only to see his glancing header hit the opposite side of the goal, and the upright ensured that Torino's clean sheet stayed intact.
We have mentioned how quiet Milan's strikers have been, so it is only fair to confirm that Torino forward, Sanabria, has also barely had a kick inside the first 25 minutes.
While the action has not exactly been entertaining, Milan's fans are trying to encourage their players at every opportunity. The atmosphere inside the San Siro is good, to say there are plenty of empty seats.
Milan appear to have slowly increased the tempo of their play, which hopefully will increase the number of chances they will create before half-time. In fairness, it is about time after a quiet first 15 minutes.
Djidji is the first player to be booked after he tripped Dest in midfield.
CHANCE! Milan keeper Tatarusanu was the first to be put through his paces, but he kept Torino midfielder Lukic at bay using his legs. Torino broke clear in midfield, but Lukic's shot was straight down the middle of the goal, allowing Tatarusanu to make a comfortable save.
Torino have done a great job so far in stopping the supply to Milan forward Diaz and De Ketelaere. The duo have barely had a kick of the ball, and Pioli may need to tweak his tactics to help the pair.
We have not seen anything to get excited about yet, with neither side registering a shot towards goal. So far, all the action has taken place in the middle of the park.
Neighbours Inter needed extra-time on Tuesday to beat Parma 2-1 in their Coppa Italia clash, so Milan will hope they can get the job done within 90 minutes.
We are underway in Milan!
The two teams are now out on the field of play and kick-off is just moments away!
Torino have only won one of the previous eight meetings against Milan, but that did come last time out in Serie A in October.
Milan's injury list is fairly lengthy, with Mike Maignan, Ante Rebic, Simon Kjaer, Rade Krunic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alessandro Florenzi all on the sidelines. Both Dest and Pobega are given a chance to impress from the start, while Torino are without Pietro Pellegri and Ola Aina, but Singo has recovered from an injury to start.
SUBS: Etrit Berisha, Luca Gemello, Brian Bayeye, David Zima, Yann Karamoh, Michel Adopo, Demba Seck, Mergim Vojvoda, Matthew Garbett, Nemanja Radonjic, Gvidas Gineitis, Karol Linetty.
TORINO (3-4-2-1): Vanja Milinkovic-Savic; Alessandro Buongiorno, Perr Schuurs, Koffi Djidji; Ricardo Rodriguez, Samuele Ricci, Sasa Lukic, Stephane Singo; Nikola Vlasic, Aleksey Miranchuk; Antonio Sanabria.
SUBS: Antonio Mirante, Lapo Nava, Davide Calabria, Ismael Bennacer, Yacine Adli, Olivier Giroud, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Rafael Leao, Theo Hernandez, Marko Lazetic, Junior Messias
MILAN (3-5-1-1): Ciprian Tatarusanu; Fikayo Tomori, Matteo Gabbia, Pierre Kalulu; Sergino Dest, Aster Vranckx, Sandro Tonali, Tommaso Pobega, Alexis Saelemaekers; Brahim Diaz; Charles De Ketelaere.
Torino, who have won the Coppa Italia on five occasions, have proven hard to beat of late, and they have enjoyed a four-match unbeaten in Serie A.
Defending Serie A champions Milan have made a solid start to the second half of the season after the World Cup in Qatar. Stefano Pioli's side are only seven points behind league-leaders Napoli, and they have now not lost for five matches in the Italian top flight.
Hello, and welcome to our live coverage of the Coppa Italia clash between Milan and Torino. A place in the quarter-finals of the competition is up for grabs at San Siro, and hopefully, we will be in for an entertaining battle.