Champions League: Suarez' 97th minute penalty helps Atletico beat Milan 2-1

The result leaves Milan without a point at the bottom of Group B, while Atletico is second with four, trailing leaders Liverpool.

Atletico Madrid players celebrate after scoring the injury-time match winning penalty against AC Milan on Tuesday.   -  REUTERS

Luis Suarez's stoppage-time penalty and Antoine Griezmann's first goal since returning to Atletico Madrid earned the Spanish side a 2-1 victory over 10-man AC Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Griezmann, who rejoined Atletico last month on a season-long loan from Barcelona, pounced in the 84th minute to level, before Suarez grabbed Diego Simeone's side its first win in this season's competition in the 97th minute in dramatic fashion.

Milan had looked on course for victory as it held on to the lead given to them by Rafael Leao in the 20th minute, despite Franck Kessie's first-half red card.

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But, as the game wore on, Milan retreated further and further back and Griezmann finally made the Atletico pressure count, firing into the bottom corner to level.

Pierre Kalulu was then adjudged to have handled the ball in stoppage time to give Atletico the chance to snatch a dramatic victory at the death, with Suarez converting from the spot to a chorus of boos.

The result leaves Milan without a point at the bottom of Group B, while Atletico is second with four, trailing leaders Liverpool.

"I'm very proud to be here," Griezmann said. "I think the fans want to see me like this like tonight. I want to bring them happiness and they’ll be going to bed happy tonight."

"We played a great game, for sure," Milan coach Stefano Pioli told reporters. "We created lots of chances, we were a team, we suffered very little, hardly at all. We were masters of the field, so the team's performance had to give us great confidence.

"The referee's decisions ... yes, Franck (Kessie) has made a foul that can be avoided but it is so early in the game and should not be a second yellow card to leave a team in the Champions League 10 men after 30 minutes.

"It is too bad, we deserved to win."

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