Lazio squeeze past Milan
Pandev scores extra-time winner to clinch quarter-final berth
Last Updated: 03/12/08 10:59pm
Pandev: Grabbed Lazio's winner
Lazio booked a spot in the quarter-finals of the Coppa Italia after a 2-1 win at AC Milan in extra-time.
Milan overcame Emerson's red card to take the lead at the San Siro, only for Mauro Zarate to hit a late equaliser before Goran Pandev netted early in the first extra period.
After a tight first half, Milan were reduced to 10 men midway through the second period when Emerson was sent off for picking up two bookings in the space of six minutes.
Yet within four minutes of the Brazilian midfielder's dismissal, the Rossoneri were in front as Andriy Shevchenko fired home a cracking shot.
The lead lasted until the 87th minute when rumoured Real Madrid target Zarate converted from the penalty spot after Pandev was brought down by Giuseppe Favalli.
And, just two minutes into extra-time, Lazio sealed a spot in the last eight after Macedonian striker Pandev pounced on the rebound after Dida had parried Zarate's shot.