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2018/19 UEFA Europa League, Group Stage
  • Patrick Cutrone (83')
  • Samu Castillejo (90'+4')
  • Antonio Sanabria (30')
  • Giovani Lo Celso (54')

Antonio Sanabria, Giovani Lo Celso help Real Betis hand AC Milan first group stage loss

Gonzalo Higuain reacts during AC Milan's loss to Real Betis. AP Photo/Antonio Calanni

Real Betis stunned AC Milan with a 2-1 win at the San Siro in Europa League group play on Thursday.

Following a last-gasp 1-0 defeat by city rivals Inter in Serie A on Sunday, Milan's miserable week continued as goals by Antonio Sanabria and Giovani Lo Celso condemned them to their first Europa League setback after the opening two wins in Group F.

Sanabria silenced the San Siro home crowd when he bundled the ball home from point-blank range in the 30th minute and Lo Celso made it 2-0 with a thumping long-range shot shortly after the break.

Patrick Cutrone pulled one back for Milan with an 83rd-minute solo effort but it was too little too late for the winners of seven European Cup titles.